Category Archives: Graeme Swann

Swann wins England’s winter MVP award

Graeme Swann has been named the winter’s most valuable England player after his ten wickets in the Second Test against Sri Lanka helped Andrew Strauss’s team to retain top spot in the Test rankings. The spinner held off a late charge … Continue reading

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Swann the costliest overseas player at IPL auction

Graeme Swann will have the highest reserve price of any overseas player at next month’s Indian Premier League auction. Competing franchises have been told they will need to bid in excess of $400,000 to secure the services of the England … 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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Eng v Ind live: England claim clean sweep, The Oval, day five, afternoon

After wicketless morning, India collapse after lunch Tea: Fourth Test, day five, The Oval Match score: England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) beat India  300 (Dravid 146*; Bresnan 3-54, Swann 3-102) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, Mishra 84; Swann … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: India undone by Swann, The Oval, day three, evening

Dravid offers lone resistance as England move closer to 4-0 clean sweep Close: Fourth Test, day three, The Oval Match score: India 103-5 (Dravid 57*, Dhoni 5*; Swann 3-27) trail England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) by … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England show Ashes ruthlessness, Cardiff, day five

England go 1-0 up after astonishing innings win over woeful Sri Lanka Close: First Test, day five, Cardiff Match score: England 496-5 dec. (Bell 103*, Morgan 14*; Cook 133, Trott 203) beat Sri Lanka 400 (Paranavitana 66, Dilshan 50, P … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England pull off sensational win, Cardiff

Sri Lanka collapse for 82 in astonishing fashion to give England innings victory Close: First Test, day five, Cardiff Match score: England 496-5 dec. (Bell 103*, Morgan 14*; Cook 133, Trott 203) beat Sri Lanka 400 (Paranavitana 66, Dilshan 50, … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Swann breaks through for England, Cardiff, day one, evening

Strauss makes judicious use of review system as honours end even at Cardiff Close: First Test, day one, Cardiff Match score: Sri Lanka 133-2 (Paranavitana 58*, M Jayawardene 4*) Full scorecard Session score: Sri Lanka 98-2 Draw When Kumar Sangakkara creamed James … Continue reading

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Swann: I want to play county cricket, not endless ODIs

Graeme Swann says that drastic action must be taken to reduce the amount of international cricket and avoid spectator apathy. But the England spinner says a players’ strike would not necessarily be the best course of action. “If there was … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Finishing school, football and literary tastes

County cricket used to have a reputation as a finishing school for Australian players with international ambitions. But South Africa appear to be the country now benefitting most with Ryan McLaren, Francois du Plessis and Imran Tahir all making their … Continue reading

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