Category Archives: The media

Spring clean time for the Lord’s ‘spaceship’

Journalists and broadcasters working in the iconic Lord’s media centre this summer will have no excuses for not seeing with added clarity what is going on in the middle. The ‘spaceship’ building is currently undergoing a full external cleaning and refurbishment … Continue reading

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India deserve respect, don’t write them off: Dileep Premachandran

Having read some of the commentary about the Lord’s Test – in newspapers, on websites and on twitter feeds – I’m now convinced that Zaheer Khan is a lazy beer-swilling slob who sits on the couch all day, making an … Continue reading

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England v India: The Commentary Drinking Game

It’s going to be a great summer. It’s the summer of Sachin, the world’s No.1 Test team and England’s bid to reach the summit. It’s also the summer of Knighty, Colvile and cricket’s occasional uncomfortable appearances on the back pages. … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new look site:

Welcome to, our new-look website. We aim to bring you all the latest news, views, pictures, videos and the vital statistics from this great English game in one unique website. Combining the very best of, and The … Continue reading

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The Lunatic Fringe

For two decades touring Australia offered only bad memories for England fans, yet they kept going in their thousands. Daniel Brigham finds out why. February 17, 1971. England were in sight of their first Ashes series victory for 14 years, … Continue reading

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My Year

A number of the key and not so key figures of the last 12 months explain exactly how it’s been for them. As told to Alan Tyers The Vital Backroom Cog: Reg Dickason, Team England’s security chief “Saving Andy Flower’s … Continue reading

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Martin Johnson: Flogging the Skegness donkey

Many years ago, after taking nought for plenty on a pitch that could have been used as exhibit A in the case for the Flat Earth Society, the England pace bowler Alan Ward wearily lowered himself into the dressing room … Continue reading

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The marathon World Cup press conference

We all love a good stat and today’s numeric nugget from The Sun’s man at the World Cup Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) was a belter. In the process of transcribing an Ian Bell press conference our intrepid redtop reporter discovered that … Continue reading

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XI Reasons Why England Won In Australia

Kookaburra mastered? Tick. Local media tamed? Tick. Serious preparation? Tick. Lawrence Booth on how England kept the ur   1 Military planning Andrew Strauss came under fire from predictable quarters when he missed the Bangladesh tour in early 2010 but … Continue reading

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Notts stick with familiar Australians

Nottinghamshire will stick with familiar faces and a winning formula in Championship cricket in 2011, after agreeing deals with Adam Voges and David Hussey to return to Trent Bridge. But that signals a significant shift in the county’s Twenty20 strategy, … Continue reading

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