Category Archives: Jul 2010

Start the Car: The World According to Bumble by David Lloyd

Rob Smyth reviews Start The Car: The World According to Bumble by David Lloyd HarperSport, hb, 310pp, £18.99 English cricket’s everyman loses none of the wacko warmth in print LIFE IS supposed to begin at 40 but for David Lloyd … Continue reading

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The XI Flags Of Convenience

It is not just England’s top order who have learned their cricket in one country but played for another. By Patrick Kidd 1 Eoin Morgan The only man to score an ODI hundred for two different nations, the Dublin-born Morgan … Continue reading

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Four Bowlers Will Not Win The Ashes

England should have taken on Bangladesh with a five-man attack, says Kevin Mitchell. In doing so, they would have found out a lot more about their top order Andy Flower would have made a pretty good gunslinger, slipping quietly into … Continue reading

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Tempo, Rhythm And Harmony

Philippe Auclair, a football writer from France, could not resist the charms of Abdul Qadir Picture by Patrick Eagar “Cricket,” this English friend told me, “is chess on grass.” Maybe he’d hoped this cryptic description would discourage me from asking … Continue reading

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The Bookies' Favourite

Match-fixing has returned and now county players are most at risk of corruption. Nick Hoult explains what’s happened, why, and what’s being done about it On July 1 one of cricket’s lowest-profile, but one of its most important, jobs changes … Continue reading

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How To Make 18 Go Into 12

Expert Eye: The English game could and should be better organised than it is, says Mark Nicholas The ongoing debate about the structure of first-class cricket is undermined by the number of counties that have to be accommodated. If we … Continue reading

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All The World's A Stage

In his editorial for the July edition of TWC John Stern considers two of the game’s polar opposite characters – both of whom are interviewed in the magazine We are an international magazine but this month our content is especially … Continue reading

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Ian Moore 1941-2010

1941-2010 – Former Nottinghamshire batsman, who defied the 1964 Australians and inspired his home county’s best win. By Duncan Hamilton The defining decision of Ian Moore’s career was made on a humid, slightly damp June morning at Swansea in 1974. … Continue reading

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Ron Hamence 1915-2010

1915-2010 – South Australian who shared many a fruitful stand with Bradman and was a member of The Don’s farewell tour of England in 1948. By Gideon Haigh Most serious cricket watchers can name half a dozen of the so-called … Continue reading

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No Holding Back: The Autobiography by Michael Holding

No Holding Back: The Autobiography by Michael Holding – Part life story, part state-of-the-game address, delivered with typical style by one of cricket’s smoothest operators. Review by David Tossell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, hb, 250pp, £18.99) Few figures in the past … Continue reading

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