Category Archives: Paul Collingwood

Collingwood’s IPL troubles could be Durham boost

Durham are hoping that Paul Collingwood will be available for the full season following reports that his Indian Premier League contract with Rajasthan Royals has been cancelled. It will be a further reminder to Collingwood of life’s ups and downs. … Continue reading

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Colly’s globetrotting, Knotty’s hidden talent: Richard Gibson

Paul Collingwood is no longer wanted by England but he is certainly in demand when it comes to Twenty20 cricket around the globe. A beaten finalist with Perth Scorchers in Australia’s inaugural Big Bash League at the end of January, … Continue reading

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Twenty20 demands keep Collingwood away from Durham

Durham are resigned to seeing no more of Paul Collingwood next season than they did last as he chases the big bucks of Twenty20 cricket. When Collingwood signed a new three-year contract with the club last summer, following his retirement … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: England missing Collingwood’s dynamism

Andrew Strauss says in his recently published diary, Winning the Ashes Down Under, that Paul Collingwood had “over-achieved” as a cricketer and that “we would only recognise him for what he did when he’s gone”. That recognition has come at … Continue reading

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Exhausted England endure mental torture

England’s struggles against the Netherlands in their first World Cup match indicate not so much their inadequacy – or Holland’s improvement – but more the huge mental exertion they expended to win the Ashes in Australia. We all had an … Continue reading

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Colly And The Champions In Waiting

Jonathan Agnew celebrates Paul Collingwood’s Test career and looks ahead optimistically to the World Cup PAUL COLLINGWOOD knew the time was right to go. On the third evening of the final Test at Sydney, with England’s historic victory all but … Continue reading

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Collingwood or Trott. Or both? Lawrence Booth

England have a problem, and I’m not talking about the fact they still need to win three in a row in Australia to avoid a first series defeat in any form of the game since September 2009. No, the problem … Continue reading

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Collingwood not limited, just good: Alex Bowden

Reading through the Paul Collingwood Test career obituaries has been like enduring a patronise-athon, if there is such a thing (which there isn’t). His fielding has been universally lauded but his batting is routinely belittled. The comments are good-natured and … Continue reading

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Durham keen to play part in Collingwood future

While Paul Collingwood became an instant fan of Phil Mustard when they first batted together in 2002, he could never have imagined that he might one day play under the wicketkeeper’s captaincy. In weighing up their leadership options for next … Continue reading

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Paul Collingwood: eight reasons to miss him

1 His ugly-beautiful batting Who would have thought the bottom hand could shovel so many Test runs? He made a glorious cover drive look like a sliding tackle, his back-lift grew smaller the longer his career went on, and we … Continue reading

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