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The Surprising History of Women’s Cricket by Julian Norridge

“Prizes ranged from a barrel of ale and a plum cake to 11 pairs of gloves and pieces of lace.” Julian Norridge discovers the joys of women’s cricket from the 18th century and the rewards of winning in January’s issue … Continue reading

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Reader’s verdict and polls 2011

“Botham is ‘becoming a boorish and opinionated caricature’ and has more detractors even than Bob Willis (Sky) who is ‘a dinosaur, pure and simple.’” Dissatisfied fans air their opinion as John Stern covers the readers’ best and worst of 2011 … Continue reading

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England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Butt and Amir’s appeals rejected

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir’s appeals were rejected in less than two hours today by the country’s most senior judge. The Lord Chief Justice said that cricket would be “poorer” for Amir’s absence from the game, but added that the … Continue reading

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Lord Condon: the full interview

Lord Condon, the former anti-corruption chief, has claimed that cricket was tainted by the spot-fixing scandal because the sport took its eye off the “bad guys”. But in a candid interview with The Cricketer he claims that fixing is not … Continue reading

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Roebuck’s Devonian service

In 1991 the late Peter Roebuck retired from first-class cricket, but it turns out his playing career was not quite over – for which Devon cricket will be forever grateful. Geoff Evans, chairman of Devon CCC, remembers a golden era. … Continue reading

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BUTT, AMIR, ASIF AND MAJEED ARE JAILED

THREE Pakistan players and a corrupt agent were jailed today for spot-fixing after being condemned by a judge for damaging the integrity of cricket. Salman Butt, the former captain, bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and Mazhar Majeed were told … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Judge’s remarks in full

Here are the full sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Cooke heard in court today. 1. The gravamen of the offences committed by all four of you is the corruption in which you engaged in a pastime, the very name of … Continue reading

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‘We have lost everything’, say Pakistan stars

The Pakistan players convicted of spot-fixing today offered emotional pleas to be spared jail, – claiming they have already lost everything in life. Lawyers for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir argued in mitigation of their offences before the … Continue reading

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‘Two fixing rackets’ in rampantly corrupt Pakistan team, claims Majeed

TWO separate fixing rackets were running against each other inside a Pakistan team rife with corruption, a court heard today. A final series of extraordinary claims were made during an explosive last afternoon in court before the judge passes sentence … Continue reading

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