Category Archives: Sept 2010

The Tale Of Super Fred

As Andrew Flintoff announces his retirement from all cricket, TWC look back to a feature from the September 2009 issue on the announcement of his retirement from Test cricket At Lord’s, on the eve of his most inspirational performance in … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Cricketing Legends: Len Hutton and Fred Trueman

Duncan Hamilton  reviews Yorkshire’s Cricketing Legends: Len Hutton Interview by Stephen Chalke, Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Met, 70 mins, £11.99 Yorkshire’s Cricketing Legends: Fred Trueman Interview by Stephen Chalke, Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Met, 70 mins, £11.99 Len Hutton died … Continue reading

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A Last English Summer by Duncan Hamilton

Alan Lee reviews A Last English Summer by Duncan Hamilton Quercus, hb, 377pp, £20 A romantic tour through the 2009 English season is a must-read for those who love the game – and those who control it ANYONE who has watched … Continue reading

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The Unplayable Deadpan Delivery

Leslie Thomas, as ghost-writer, got close to his hero, sharing his lunch and waiting on his punch lines Picture by Getty Images Some years ago several cricket bats were in circulation, each of them said to be the one with … Continue reading

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Pakistan And A Must-do Mission

Expert eye: The ECB intends to assist Pakistan by staging more games here in 2011 and 2012, and world cricket must keep giving Pakistan cricket the chance to fund itself and move forward, says Giles Clarke Photograph: Julian Herbert/ Getty … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, Bye Captain

At least six county skippers who started the season are no longer in their jobs. Lawrence Booth investigates whether this is a change in culture or just bad luck Photograph: Jed Leicester/ Getty Images The great God of football has … Continue reading

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Technology’s Unwanted Gift Of Certainty

The heavy ball: The UDRS is a joyless exercise that signals the death of trust in cricket, says Kevin Mitchell It is a curiosity of our fast-moving times that events are validated not just “in the moment” but upon unforgiving … Continue reading

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Pluck Of The Irish

Eoin Morgan always had his eyes on the prize and his maiden Test hundred confirmed him as England’s latest batting star. Sam Collins meets him Photograph: Ian Kington/ AFP/ Getty Images Eoin Morgan is in Loughborough contemplating England’s Test series … Continue reading

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Excess Not Success

When Robin Martin-Jenkins started his career players drank too much. Now booze is not the problem, says the former Sussex allrounder as he begins life after cricket Photograph: Clive Rose/ Getty Images Fifteen years ago I made my County Championship … Continue reading

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The Great Unloved

Shane Watson has been ridiculed by Poms and Aussies alike but now he is an established Test opener and suddenly his bowling is on track too. Sam Pilger hears about this transformation, the Ashes and his obsession with being Australia’s … Continue reading

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