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Martin Johnson: The meerkat solution to watching England

A whitewash in the Test series, and a whitewash in the ODIs. Just what we all predicted for the winter showdown with Pakistan, and only a nitpicker or a pedant would be churlish enough to point out that the hacks … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire the favourites in Taylor chase

Warwickshire look certain to miss out to Midlands rivals Nottinghamshire in the race to sign England one-day international batsman James Taylor from Leicestershire. Taylor is seeking a move from Grace Road, even though he has a year remaining on his … Continue reading

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Jones completes move home with Glamorgan deal

Simon Jones, England’s 2005 Ashes hero, has returned to Wales by signing a two-year contract with Glamorgan. Injury-prone Jones is likely to figure only in one-day cricket for Glamorgan – something that happened when he joined the Welsh county on … Continue reading

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Cardiff Ashes Test in 2015 rewards ‘Team Wales’ bid

Glamorgan will stage an Ashes Test match against Australia in 2015 at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, with the county club’s chairman Barry O’Brien insisting Wales’ ability to organise high profile sporting events won the day. Despite having to delay paying … Continue reading

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Speculation grows over future of chairman Russell

A special meeting of the Glamorgan committee has been called on the morning of Sunday July 31 to discuss the structure of the club. The details of the agenda have yet to be revealed and Glamorgan have refused to comment on … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Why Headingley ’81 was really a 900-1 shot

In 2001, readers of The Observer voted England’s probability-scuppering victory in the 1981 Headingley Ashes Test “Britain’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment”. I can’t believe my gob was the only one smacking itself. Not out of disapproval, but sheer incredulity. Granted, … Continue reading

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Cumbes: Old Trafford naming rights vital

Lancashire will step up their efforts to sell naming rights for Old Trafford following the latest legal victory in the redevelopment battle which the club hopes may finally have come to end. In celebrating the High Court rejection of the … Continue reading

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England Down Under: Cash In The Ashes

England’s triumph in the Test series could mean a real boost to the sport’s bank accounts. John Stern reports on the commercial benefits of victory in Australia WITH ONE or two exceptions England’s Ashes heroes failed to cash in on … Continue reading

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KP denials, central contracts and radio battles

The most revealing comment in Kevin Pietersen’s denial that he will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup came not from the man himself but his agent Adam Wheatley, who claimed: “Kevin would like to make it clear … 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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