Category Archives: Nov 2010

It’s A Small World

Tim Brooks reports on the controversy surrounding the ICC’s proposal to reduce the size of the World Cup While the spot-fixing scandal grabbed the international headlines the ICC’s proposal to reduce the World Cup to 10 teams went almost under … Continue reading

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"I Loved Facing The Quicks"

David Steele, bespectacled and 33, was hauled out of the county game to face Lillee and Thomson. He was ‘the bank clerk who went to war’. His defiance of the Aussie quicks landed him the BBC Sports Personality of the … Continue reading

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The A To Z Of Batting Brilliance

Alastair Hignell admired Zaheer Abbas from the non-striker’s end Photograph: Adrian Murrell Bespectacled, studious and mild-mannered, he seemed more like a check-in clerk at Pakistan International Airways than the star player for their cricket team. Skinny, frail and allergic to … Continue reading

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"KP Hasn’t Done Himself Or The Team Any Favours With His Twittering"

“KP Hasn’t Done Himself Or The Team Any Favours With His Twittering” November 2010 Former Australia coach John Buchanan talks England, the Ashes and why KP could be a serious problem for Flower and Strauss Interview by Sam Pilger Do … Continue reading

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Geoffrey And Me

As Geoffrey Boycott turns 70, Jonathan Agnew profiles the man who has become his perfect sidekick in the BBC radio commentary box Main picture by Patrick Eagar Before the BBC lost the television rights to broadcast cricket from the start … Continue reading

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On The Edge Of Fury

The summer brought a return to batting form for Stuart Broad but was overshadowed by a personal tragedy. He tells Lawrence Booth how he hopes the Ashes will provide redemption Sporting narratives love a good contrast – and the greater … Continue reading

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An Air Of Resignation

Alec Swann, Northants player turned reporter, on a season of on-field confusion, off-field censorship and endless Twenty20 Photograph: Matthew Lewis/ Getty Images Friday April 9 In my first full season on the Northants staff, pre-season started on April 9. Fast … Continue reading

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Passing The Test

Passing The Test November 2010 Josh Burrows reports on the state of the women’s game in England and the constant challenges for recognition Photograph: Tom Shaw/ Getty Images In 2009 a rampant England women’s team won the World Cup, the … Continue reading

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Phone A Friend

The Professional Cricketers’ Association has grown from humble beginnings into a many-headed corporate beast. Robin Hutchison spent a week with one of its top men Jason Ratcliffe chose the wrong week to return from a family holiday in Cornwall. Switching … Continue reading

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Tamim Iqbal: TWC Test Player Of The Year 2010

Tamim Iqbal is the third TWC Test Player of the Year. Andrew Miller applauds him In November Bangladesh complete a full decade as a Test nation but in that time only three of their batsmen have scored more than two … Continue reading

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