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County Season Reviews 2011

A brief account of what happened during the summer of 2011 for each county, take a look… Derbyshire Durham Essex Glamorgan Gloucestershire Hampshire Kent Leicestershire Lancashire Middlesex Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Somerset Surrey Sussex Warwickshire Worcestershire Yorkshire

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Learning from the greats

By James Hale In the shadow of the newly renovated Oval stands a school blessed with history. The Archbishop Tenison’s school, founded over 300 years ago, was hosting the most hostile group of men who have all previously lit up … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Kieswetter keeps England on course; 3rd ODI, The Oval

Score: India 234-8 (Jadeja 78, Dhoni 69; Anderson 3-48), England 218-7 (Kieswetter 51, Bopara 40; Ashwin 3-40). England won by 3 wickets (D/L) Full scorecard England continue to lay the boot in India – it is now 7-0 in the … Continue reading

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Through The Decades… Yorkshire’s Title, 2001

“We knew Michael could bowl a bit so, when he arrived, I asked him about it. ‘Can you bowl left-arm medium?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Over and round the wicket?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Orthodox left-arm spin?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘A chinaman?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘A googly?’ ‘Yep.’ “Bloody hell, … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Broad claims Tendulkar, Lord’s, day three, afternoon

England make inroads but should have had more after Sachin cameo Tea: First Test, day three, Lord’s Match score: India 193-5 (Dravid 59*, Dhoni 4, Mukund 49; Broad 3-28) trail England 474-8 dec (Pietersen 202*, Prior 71, Trott 70; Kumar … Continue reading

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Fire in Babylon

Sam Collins reviews Fire in Babylon By Stevan Riley DVD, £9.99 “WE DIDN’T go out to hit people. But people got hit.” Cricket has known plenty of good teams but the West Indian sides of the late 1970s and 1980s … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live, Frustration reigns, Rose Bowl, day three, tea

Weather upsets crowd Tea: third Test, day three, Rose Bowl Match score: England 69-2 (Cook 32*, Pietersen 27*) trail Sri Lanka 184 all out (P Jayawardene 43; Tremlett 6-48) by 115 runs Full Scorecard Session score: England 15-0 Rain wins ‘Off! Off! … Continue reading

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Ken Ablack 1919-2010

KEN ABLACK was the Caribbean voice on the BBC’s radio commentary for West Indies’ historic, triumphant England tour of 1950 (starring the three Ws and “those two little pals of mine, Ramadhin and Valentine”) and for their disappointing return seven … Continue reading

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Ian Botham: the Power and the Glory

Barney Ronay reviews Ian Botham: the Power and the Glory by Simon Wilde Simon & Schuster, hb, 384pp, £20 A biography points up the unbridled force that first put the allrounder on a pedestal IAN BOTHAM does not really need … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing Out Here: Heroism and Distress at a Cricket Test

Frank Keating reviews What Are You Doing Out Here: Heroism and Distress at a Cricket Test by Norman Harris Last Side Publishing, pb, 97pp, £9.99 The poignant story of a New Zealand fast bowler who played against South Africa just … Continue reading

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