Category Archives: Jun 2010

Only Howard Can Tame ICC Snakepit

Expert Eye: After John Howard’s bid to be vice-president of the ICC is rejected, we look back to May’s Wisden Cricketer when Matthew Engel examined Howard’s ICC leadership credentials When I heard the news that John Howard, the former prime … Continue reading

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Middle England Meets Middle East

MCC’s relationship with Abu Dhabi goes beyond the trialling of pink balls in the season’s opening first-class fixture. Lawrence Booth reports on the latest developments A tendency to think outside the box is fast becoming part of MCC’s public persona. … Continue reading

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Four Days, Two Divisions, One Solution

There is plenty of talk about reducing the number of games cricketers play. But is ‘fixing’ the Championship the way to go? wonders Mark Wallace It’s been a hectic summer already in the shires with the earliest ever start to … Continue reading

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Mine's A Pint – Or 72

Rob Smyth on the lonely delight of revering Martin McCague, “the rat who joined the sinking ship” Photograph: Ben Radford/ Getty Images For most people hero worship is a form of escapism, a vicarious romp through fields of dreams that … Continue reading

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Why Kieswetter Is The Tipping Point

Craig Kieswetter’s selection shows how England’s near-desperate pursuit of success has compromised the integrity of the selection process, says Kevin Mitchell Craig Kieswetter might come to be remembered as the player who changed not only the face of the England … Continue reading

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A Constant Attraction

In his editorial for June’s TWC John Stern salutes Andy Flower for England’s World Twenty20 performance and looks ahead to the winter’s Ashes It may seem premature to be talking about an Ashes series that does not start until November … Continue reading

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Betty Wilson 1921-2010

1921-2010 – Post-war Australian allrounder whose obsession with practice made her the best player the women’s game has seen. By Gideon Haigh “Send Betty Wilson in!” went a cry from the outer during a desultory passage of the Melbourne Test … Continue reading

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Volume Control

This summer’s county Twenty20 is going to be bigger and brasher than ever but will it be better? Patrick Kidd hears the tactics on and off the field Teacher: “Now pay attention, class, repeat after me:  That was massive. ” … Continue reading

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Shadows Across the Playing Field: 60 Years of India-Pakistan Cricket by Shashi Tharoor and Shaharyar Khan

Shadows Across the Playing Field: 60 Years of India-Pakistan Cricket – Two political diplomats and administrators of the game, one Indian and the other Pakistani, compare perspectives on the cricketing relations between the two countries, reviewed by Kamran Abbasi Kamran … Continue reading

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Only Howard Can Tame ICC Snakepit

Expert Eye: After John Howard’s bid to be vice-president of the ICC is rejected, we look back to May’s Wisden Cricketer when Matthew Engel examined Howard’s ICC leadership credentials When I heard the news that John Howard, the former prime … Continue reading

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