Category Archives: Interviews

Kumar Sangakkara: ‘Test cricket is where your name is made’

Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket need a World Test championship tomaintain its pre-eminence? I was all in favour of starting that concept as soon as possible, even though putting it back [to 2017] has … Continue reading

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James Anderson: Not just a pretty face

“He is the relentlessly consistent leader of the world’s best Test attack, a seamer for all seasons, with a nice line in dry wit, a comedy double-act with Graeme Swann and a put down for every batsmen.” John Stern asks … Continue reading

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Graham Onions: “That could have been me in Oz”

“I just want to play,” says Graham Onions. He hasn’t done so since January 3, 2010, when as England’s No.11 he kept out the South African bowlers for a dramatic draw for the second time in that series. Following the … Continue reading

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Tresco On Captaincy

Marcus Trescothick talks to Rich Abbott about his his first season in charge at Somerset LAST SUMMER was tough for county captains. Through the season eight were relieved of their position. Marcus Trescothick, in his first year as Somerset leader, … Continue reading

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Born To Be Queen

England’s captain and opening bat Charlotte Edwards became the most capped one-day player in women’s cricket during the recent series in Sri Lanka, making her 142nd ODI appearance. Claire Taylor , who has played 122, tells what keeps her skipper … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal?

Released by his county and forgotten by his country, Owais Shah tells Robin Hutchison where it all went wrong Sprawled on the couch in the living room of his North London home, Owais Shah greets questions with a shrug. “If … Continue reading

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"Ponting should bat down order" Daryl Foster: Sam Collins

Another long day, culminating in a cricket match between the English and Australian press. Looking at some of the tactical plans, let alone the fielding, batting and bowling on display, it’s a good thing that the Test teams weren’t watching. … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

When Mitchell Johnson is good he is very, very good but when he is bad … Sam Pilger meets Australia’s strike bowler and asks him to relive his 2009 Ashes meltdown Photograph: Hamish Blair/ Getty Images On that sweltering day … Continue reading

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Formula 1 Driver Mark Webber Talks Ashes

Australia’s Mark Webber, who knows more about speed than spin, is ready to lose sleep over the Ashes. Illustration by Andy Ward My appetite was whetted by the West Indies, including Viv Richards, playing some fantastic day-night matches against the … Continue reading

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