Author Archives: Neil Davidson

The major match winners and losers: Neil Davidson

It was inevitable that there would be winners and losers in the ECB’s major match allocation – announced yesterday – for the four years 2013-2016, given the number of international grounds compared with the volume of cricket available. The clear … Continue reading

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Undemocratic takeover must be resisted

As you might imagine this has been an uncomfortable week for me as chairman of Leicestershire, particularly given the context of this season. The team has failed to win a single Friends Provident t20 home game, last won a Clydesdale … Continue reading

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Championship fixture a beacon amid 'works cricket'

I don’t know if anyone else feels the same but I’m really looking forward to watching a ‘proper’ game of cricket next week when we resume the County Championship at Worcester. Not that Twenty20 is over, far from it, as … Continue reading

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Cricket's real game needs our protection

Twenty 20 is upon us. Like it or loathe it, the impact on the game in seven short years has been extraordinary. Launched as midsummer, revenue-generating fun in England, who would have thought then that it would lead to cricketers … Continue reading

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Hoggard's management gene exposed by captaincy

In today’s game is it imaginable that someone would play 39 Tests for England as a top order batsman, never score a Test century, average a mere 22.88 at Test level, yet still be revered as one of the best … Continue reading

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