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Flintoff: “I wet my pants… I think I got away with it”

“I was playing Lancashire under-11s at Liverpool. I didn’t know you could go off when fielding, so I wet my pants. I think I got away with it.” Edward Craig discovers Andrew Flintoff’s on-field blunder and more career firsts in … Continue reading

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Thanks Kevin, but it’s time to go

“It is time to summon Kevin Pietersen, thank him for all he has done and instruct him to seek fresh pastures. It is clear that the current England team is made up of 10 men and one other.” Michael Henderson … Continue reading

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Boycie the batsman: actor John Challis’ cricket career

“I scored 96 once, out of the last ball of the innings – the ball hit the keeper on the head and was caught at second slip. That’s why I have a life in comedy: these things happen.” Only Fools … Continue reading

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The debate: 40 v 50-over matches

“In all likelihood 40 will become 50 in 2013. Given that the England team management and the ECB’s own cricket committee wants matches to be 50-overs, why wait?” Richard Gibson questions the merits of the domestic 40-over game in December’s … Continue reading

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20 questions for Murali

“Spinners will do well in any type of cricket and I think they will dominate the game. If you want to win a Test match you have to have a good spinner.” Murali predicts an era of spin supremacy and … Continue reading

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New approach for England’s batsmen

“It is ironic that the very assets piloting England to the top in Test cricket are holding them back in the one-day game. The batting in the one-day series in India was sometimes woeful.” Simon Hughes advises a fresh approach … Continue reading

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Mark Nicholas: fixing scandal a sign of the times

“Someday somebody else will rise up and kick the game in the guts. Money and temptation is everywhere.” In December’s The Cricketer, Mark Nicholas calls for vigilance from the cricketing world in light of the spot-fixing scandal.

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The truth behind England’s team spirit

“When I started 10 years ago it was dog eat dog. Bowlers resented if another got five-for.” Graeme Swann reveals the tensions and lies of an England dressing room to John Stern in December’s issue of The Cricketer.

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The feud that shook Somerset

“A lot of very weak people allowed one person – a very strange person – to dictate things. I have no regrets over what happened.” 25 years on, Ivo Tennant looks back at the day Somerset imploded, in December’s The … Continue reading

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