Category Archives: Alan Tyers

The Teesra and other variations: Alan Tyers

Saeed Ajmal’s Teesra is the ball that’s got the whole world talking – and now other cricketers are making a bid to bring their signature delivery to a wider audience. Eyes peeled (and elbows straight) for … The Toesra A … Continue reading

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Ricky Ponting: My Inspiration. By Alan Tyers

Ricky Ponting reveals century inspiration: Justin’s dossiers, Hayden’s bushtucker sandwiches and a handmade card from Mitchell Johnson It’s been a pretty ordinary time of it these last few months, waiting to get that century, but I knew I’d come good … Continue reading

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Australia versus India Test series Eye-Spy

The eagerly anticipated series between England’s two Test cricket bitches is upon us. Play along with our handy guide and award yourself a point for each of the following… Mitchell Johnson sees the first Test team sheet and turns up … Continue reading

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Adam Hollioake, boring Bicknell and cage fighting: Alan Tyers

Adam Hollioake has a blog. You can tell it’s his, because it says ADAM HOLLIOAKE a lot on every page, in big Alpha Male letters. It has green borders and a migrainey white-text-on-black-background thing going on, which suggests that the … Continue reading

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County Cricket loses appeal: Alan Tyers

By Alan Tyers at Marylebone Crown Court Serial offender County Cricket was once again back in the dock today as a court heard a plea to have its sentence of 16 games a season reduced to 14. Judge Lord Chief … Continue reading

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Entry to Test grounds: a worldwide struggle: Alan Tyers

An article on the excellent King Cricket blog this week detailed one Indian’s heroic attempts to buy a ticket, get into the ground and watch the Delhi Test match. Not as easy as you might think. But what are the … Continue reading

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Why are England so grumpy – a few possible explanations: Alan Tyers

“For our next number,” the England ODI team in India appeared to be saying. “We would like to return to the classics.” And fans were indeed treated to a nostalgic greatest hits package of all the 50-over old favourites – … Continue reading

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Other forthcoming books from G Swann Publishing Enterprises

With Graeme Swann’s puntastically-titled autobiography The Breaks Are Off gaining plenty of media traction, the spinner has turned his attention to helping some of England cricket’s dimmer, less outgoing figures produce books of their own… The Cakes Are Toff: by … Continue reading

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Graeme Swann: Spinner, Skipper, Auteur by Alan Tyers

Me. Swanny. England Captain. This. Is. Huge. With this news, I’ve taken a massive step forward towards post-cricket stardom. Chap! The career after you stop playing all depends on the profile you’ve built up during your cricketing days, and this … Continue reading

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India’s end of series report by Alan Tyers

BCCI Internal Memo: Confidential to all key departments (marketing, advertising, brand development and cricket, if there are any spare memos left over) An assessment of how our team did in the recent warm-up series prior to the important Twenty20 versus … Continue reading

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