Category Archives: Dec 2010

"The Whole Thing Was A Mess"

Ashes 1989 – Aussie dominance begins. It was the series that changed everything and this year’s Ashes has some uncanny echoes. From TWC’s popular Eyewitness feature, relive that year through the eyes of the people that were there. Pictures by … Continue reading

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Sussex put back Hastings return until 2012

County cricket will not be returning to Hastings next year. Sussex had hoped to take a one-day match to Horntye Park but the new fixture list precluded them from doing so. Instead, Sussex will stage a second-team match there in … Continue reading

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Bresnan or Tremlett? England’s big decision: Lawrence Booth

For the first time on this happy trip England face a selection dilemma. It’s true that, unlike Australia, they are not throwing Test caps up in the air in the hope that one of them lands on the right head. … Continue reading

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Championship cricket comes back to Southport

A return to Southport, and a surprise County Championship match at Old Trafford, were the highlights of Lancashire’s 2011 programme when it was unveiled with the anticipated accent on Liverpool. Following the rotation of the Old Trafford square from east-west … Continue reading

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Glos delight at international double-header

Gloucestershire are delighted to have been offered the chance to stage two international matches at Bristol next season. As well as the Twenty20 fixture between world champions England and Sri Lanka on Saturday June 25, the county will play hosts … Continue reading

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Sussex delighted with new Joyce contract

Ed Joyce has committed himself to Sussex for another three years. The 32-year-old left-hander, who joined the county from Middlesex two years ago, has agreed a one-year extension to his current contract which keeps him at Hove until the end … Continue reading

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Ambrose plans Ashes trip, as a spectator

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose will be at the last two Ashes Tests in Melbourne and Sydney but his role will be restricted to that of a spectator rather than a player. Barely two years ago Ambrose was England’s first choice … 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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Strauss and Flower: from the huddle

England’s two Andrews, captain Strauss and coach Flower, have turned England’s fortunes around and carved out a 1-0 lead in the Ashes. In the December issue of The Wisden Cricketer, they explained their leadership … Strauss: I have learned from … Continue reading

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Roberts and Russell bury hatchet in Glam twist

In a dramatic new twist, Glamorgan vice-chairman Nigel Roberts has withdrawn his resignation just three days after becoming the fourth person to quit the crisis county. A statement from Glamorgan said Roberts, whose company Paramount Interiors is the club’s main … Continue reading

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