Tag Archives: Andrew Strauss

John Emburey: Strauss selection for Somerset is beyond criticism

I am very pleased to see Andrew Strauss included in the Somerset team to play a three-day game against the Indians at Taunton in mid-July, ahead of the four-Test series which will provide not just the high point of this … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England show Ashes ruthlessness, Cardiff, day five

England go 1-0 up after astonishing innings win over woeful Sri Lanka Close: First Test, day five, Cardiff Match score: England 496-5 dec. (Bell 103*, Morgan 14*; Cook 133, Trott 203) beat Sri Lanka 400 (Paranavitana 66, Dilshan 50, P … 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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Bell welcomes appointment of captaincy trio

Ian Bell has welcomed the appointment of England’s new captaincy trio as “an exciting approach”. Andrew Strauss will remain captain of the Test team but has handed over the reins of the one-day side to Alastair Cook. But Cook is … Continue reading

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CMJ: Young county thrusters jostle for England chance

The forecasters predicted that the Royal Wedding would have the sort of effect that the first day of the cricket season once did, guaranteeing at least some rainfall after a drought. Not for the first time, they were wrong but … Continue reading

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CMJ: World Cup tournament still wide open

So now we know. After a protracted first phase, far too long, yes, but also far more interesting than in the previous World Cup in the Caribbean, the eight senior Test nations will duly compete for the biggest prize in … Continue reading

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England enjoying the World Cup ride, at last

Everyone knows that most of the players in this England World Cup squad are feeling pretty exhausted at the end of a long, hard and largely exhilarating winter. But despite their topsy-turvy ride over the past month or so, the … Continue reading

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John Emburey: England facing serious World Cup questions

Even if England manage to beat the West Indies in their final group match I cannot see them progressing beyond the quarter-finals of this World Cup. And, unless there is a remarkable turnaround in form and performance, I think that … Continue reading

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KP’s graceless Moores dig strikes sour note

It took some doing to strike a sour note after England’s Ashes triumph, but Kevin Pietersen has managed it. His petty, clumsy and graceless attempt to have a dig at the former coach Peter Moores is further confirmation that all … Continue reading

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England team shine in a fraught year

The year of 2010 will never be recalled as one of the golden ones (like 2005, 1981 or 1953 – it does not take much to find a common thread there). It is, however, possible that 2010 will be remembered … Continue reading

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