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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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CMJ: Bangladesh win is good for cricket

Although, naturally, I would like to see England do well in this World Cup, it gladdened the heart to see how hard Bangladesh fought to win the victory against Andrew Strauss’s team which keeps alive their own hopes of reaching … Continue reading

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England need rapid return to core values

Nothing less than the core philosophy of the two Andrews is at stake over the last few one-day internationals in Australia. Ever since they came together in the West Indies in the early months of 2009, the Strauss/Flower approach, especially … Continue reading

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