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Monty: Airplane food is so appealing

Not needed for the limited overs stuff (after I dropped that round of drinks in my last ODI outing) so back home to Luton for a bit of rest and more practice with Mushy. To be fair, there were a … Continue reading

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Where Steve Harmison stands

I said to Straussy: “I need to know where I stand.” He said: “Down at long leg, moaning.” I told him that wasn’t what I meant. I said: “I want to clear the air. I want to go out for … Continue reading

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Straussy: Everything's coming together

I must say that there’s never a dull moment as captain. I’ll start the day off having a word with the bowlers, giving poor Ryan his bath, helping him into a chair, that sort of thing. Building up Harmison’s confidence … Continue reading

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Giles Clarke: My Day Off

When things get a bit stressful, I like to go back to back to basics, so I’ll sometimes go and spend a day working at Majestic Wines in Taunton, the place where it all began for me. Other than that … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of poor Owais

My phone rings. “Hi mum!” I say. “How are you this mor—“ “Don’t ramble, Owais dear. Is Belly there?” she says. “Grandma wanted to check that he got the hamper we sent him. And the dog wants to say hello.” … Continue reading

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Cookie: Vice-captaincy, banter and me

From The Desk (Unofficial) Of Vice Captain (Unofficial) Alastair Cook FEC I’m writing to you from my unofficial office at the back of the changing room, which someone has helpfully written ‘FEC’ all over, as well as some messages in … Continue reading

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Opening A New Chapter: What Matty Hayden Did Next

I walk down the frozen produce aisle, swinging my shopping basket, glaring at a few people. Going to the supermarket is a challenge, but I’ve never ducked a challenge. A shelf-stacker is making a pyramid of canned soup. I smash … Continue reading

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Revealed: Minutes from the ECB Teleconference that sealed Kevin Pietersen’s fate

Present Via Webcam: Giles Clarke, Dennis Amiss, Jack Simmons, David Collier, Keith Bradshaw, Nigel Hilliard, Sir William Morris, Stephanie Sexxx. Apologies: Geoffrey Voletrouser (plotting relaunch of Woolworth’s), The Bishop Of Durham (attending Macworld conference), Giles Giles (fact-finding mission to Aruba), … Continue reading

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