Author Archives: Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash: Lord’s final is big moment for Surrey

It is an exciting end of the season for everyone at Surrey, and after what the club has been through during the past six or seven years it is very nice to be able to write those words.   Surrey’s … Continue reading

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Mark Ramprakash: Crazy scheduling a threat to Test standards

I hope people do not think I am over-egging this, but I am afraid cricket’s authorities in this country are aiding and abetting the demise of Test match cricket by their continued insistence that we should play County Championship and … Continue reading

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Mark Ramprakash: Surrey revival firmly on track

It has been a very satisfying start to the summer for me personally, having managed to score some runs to help Surrey to victory against Leicestershire in a comeback match that arrived earlier than I had anticipated when I had … Continue reading

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Why this summer has been a new experience

In all my 24 seasons as a professional cricketer I don’t think I have ever seen a county team like the one we’ve had at Surrey this season. We are a big club, with big expectations, but never before in … Continue reading

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Bopara and Rashid need Test opportunity

I think England are in a great position as they look forward to the four-Test series against Pakistan and the start of the real build-up to the Ashes in Australia this winter. But there are two players who I would … Continue reading

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Hamilton-Brown doing well as captain

Victory in the County Championship game at Northampton was a big boost for everyone connected with Surrey, and it was personally very pleasing to be there at the crease at the end and to play an innings which helped to … Continue reading

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I am available for South Africa tour

The last few weeks have been a very interesting time, with all the concerted media speculation about whether or not I should have been in the frame for selection for the final Ashes Test at the Brit Oval. What was … Continue reading

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Next best player must replace KP

Who should England call up to replace Kevin Pietersen at number four in the order for the rest of this current Ashes series? For me, it is simple: whoever the selectors feel is the next best batsman available. Ian Bell … Continue reading

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Monty must keep the faith

It is important, for England and for English cricket in this Ashes summer, that Monty Panesar is given all the encouragement possible as the Tests against Australia approach. I played against him recently, for Surrey against Northamptonshire, and although he … Continue reading

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Negative references to me need to stop

I was watching England’s second Test against the West Indies on television when Nasser Hussain, on commentary, brought my name into his assessment of Alastair Cook’s batting. Cook, he said, had battled hard to get to his century on the … Continue reading

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