Category Archives: Feb 2011

Jonathan Agnew’s Cricket Year 2010

Jonathan Agnew’s Cricket Year 2010 by Jonathan Agnew hb, TME Publishing, 256pp, £24.99 THIS IS the 29th edition of the winterly reminder of the English summer just gone and the 12th edited by Jonathan Agnew. It is published for the … Continue reading

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Justin Langer: Keeping My Head: A Life in Cricket

Tanya Aldred reviews Keeping My Head: A Life in Cricket by Justin Langer Allen & Unwin, hb, 349pp, £19.99 Justin Langer may have oozed security as an Australian opener but off the pitch he was beset by insecurity THIS IS … Continue reading

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Parthasarthy Sharma 1948-2010

Parthasarthy Sharma 1948-2010 by Dileep Premachandran A fine batsman in his own right who nurtured many of India’s modern Test batsmen AFTER Parthasarathi Sharma died of cancer in October, Rahul Dravid sent Sharma’s son a text message that read: “I … 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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England Down Under: Cash In The Ashes

England’s triumph in the Test series could mean a real boost to the sport’s bank accounts. John Stern reports on the commercial benefits of victory in Australia WITH ONE or two exceptions England’s Ashes heroes failed to cash in on … 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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England On Tour: A Friend In Need

Twenty years ago England were not accompanied on tour by an army of support staff as they are today. But they did have a chaplain, a former first-class player called Andrew Wingfield Digby. He talks candidly to Sam Collins about … Continue reading

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Out of the Ashes DVD

Patrick Kidd reviews Out of the Ashes directed by Tim Albone and Lucy Martens DVD, running time: 88 mins, £15.99 The rise of Afghanistan has been the feel-good story of the game over the last three years. The makers of … Continue reading

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Derek Hawkins 1935-2010

Derek Hawkins 1935-2010 by David Foot Winning a place as an offbreak bowler in Gloucestershire’s post-war XI was a tough challenge but this loyal allrounder turned out to be a rescue act ONE OF Derek Hawkins’ most difficult decisions, apart … Continue reading

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Tendulkar Nearly Conquers The World

Nothing could separate the top two Test sides in South Africa – except Sachin. By Telford Vice From the latest issue of The Wisden Cricketer. Subscribe here INDIA came, saw and for the first time in five series stretching back … Continue reading

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