Category Archives: Apl 2010

The XI Ball Tamperers…

… allegedly. Steve Pittard picks the rich seam of scandal, innuendo and supposition Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/ AFP/ Getty Images 1. Rob Key In a 2007 pre-season friendly against Nottinghamshire the Kent captain took the informal nature of the fixture a … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Golabl Superclub

The rise of the global superclub Hampshire’s Twenty20 side will soon be called the Royals after an IPL franchise and wear the same shirt as Rajasthan and Trinidad & Tobago. Richard Gillis finds out what exactly is going on On … Continue reading

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Classic Strokes, Classless Appeal

Bradman edges it on numbers but Hammond’s thrilling artistry united a divided country in admiration, says Stephen Chalke Photograph: Hulton Archive/ Getty Images If I could sit on a magic carpet and fly back in time, I would love to … Continue reading

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Hope For The Best In Tests

From the editor: If there cannot be more Test cricket played there can be better Test cricket played, says John Stern in his editorial for April’s TWC The start of England’s Test series in Bangladesh coincided, as if by mischievous … Continue reading

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Ted Jackson 1922-2009 and Mervyn Mansell 1918-2009

One was a coaching obsessive who pushed the case of the young Mike Gatting, the other a Rhodesian pharmacist who became the heart of Ealing cricket for 50 years Photographs: Left: Ted Jackson. Right: Mervyn Mansell TED JACKSON learned his … Continue reading

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Survival Of The Fittest

Five-hour hundred or 20-ball fifty? The very best must be able to achieve both. Lawrence Booth investigates the modern demands of all-round adaptability Photograph: Munur Az Zaman/ AFP/ Getty Images In a recent newspaper interview Paul Collingwood bit his lip … Continue reading

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From Langer To Banger

Spiky Justin Langer has gone and Somerset feel Marcus Trescothick is now robust enough to handle captaincy. Ivo Tennant meets him Photograph: Paul Gilham/ Getty Images Marcus Trescothick has his back to the sweep of the revamped county ground at … Continue reading

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WIN A Year’s Free County T20 Membership For The Club Of Your Choice

WIN a year’s free county T20 membership for the club of your choice For a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer the following question and state which county you would like to become a member of: … Continue reading

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Finished? Really?

In 2006 Sachin Tendulkar was fading. Four years later he became the first man to reach 200 in a one-day international. By Dileep Premachandran There are times when Sachin Tendulkar reminds you of the intrepid tourist, methodically ticking off places … Continue reading

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