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Vic Marks: England look set to be long-term success story

It may be an English thing but the temptation is to dwell upon the frailties of the opposition at times like this. England have just defeated supposedly (there we go again) what was the number one team in the world … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: No excuse for lack of effort

It has been quite illuminating watching the England and Indian teams warm up this summer. England have a strict routine. After doing their own batting practice beforehand they all assemble at 10.15 for a briefing. Five minutes later a sequence … Continue reading

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Flower, Fletcher and a remarkable century: Richard Gibson

England’s second Test series of the summer against India will provide a fascinating off-field duel between coaches Andy Flower and Duncan Fletcher. No one will be more interested in it, however, than Steve James, who is writing a book on … Continue reading

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Jason Mennell: Zimbabwe recovers from its ‘Munich moment’

Cricket in Zimbabwe has made tremendous strides since 2006, which given the political strife and turmoil faced by the beleaguered nation is nothing short of a miracle. C.L.R James persuasively illustrated in Beyond a Boundary that the style of cricket … 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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Strauss and Flower: from the huddle

England’s two Andrews, captain Strauss and coach Flower, have turned England’s fortunes around and carved out a 1-0 lead in the Ashes. In the December issue of The Wisden Cricketer, they explained their leadership … Strauss: I have learned from … Continue reading

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Flower surprise, Morgan senior and white rose recovery

Some of the globe’s leading players have already been sounded out about featuring for a World XI in the bid to return Test and one-day international cricket to Pakistan within the next 12 months. England and Wales Cricket Board chairman … 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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Alan Tyers: Key Names React To The Andy Flower Appointment

Steve Harmison: “Andy has got broad shoulders. And nice long arms. That’s important in a coach, nice long arms. He could really be the sort of coach to put an arm round a player. Possibly give him a cuddle. That … Continue reading

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The TWC summit: Is Andy Flower the right choice for England?

So England have appointed Andy Flower, not as their new coach, but as their new team director of cricket. But is there more to Flower than tough talking and a name that delights the headline-writers? Was he really the best … Continue reading

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