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Swann wins England’s winter MVP award

Graeme Swann has been named the winter’s most valuable England player after his ten wickets in the Second Test against Sri Lanka helped Andrew Strauss’s team to retain top spot in the Test rankings. The spinner held off a late charge … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Spinners can use DRS even more

If England have learned anything from the 3-0 defeat they suffered against Pakistan in the UAE Tests then it is that they simply must get their preparation right for the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. I know that Graham Gooch, … Continue reading

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The XI cricketing legal wrangles

“’Nearly every village has its own cricket field where the young men play and the old men watch,’ said the judge Lord Denning … The Millers managed to get a High Court injunction against Lintz Cricket Club playing after receiving … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Cricket’s inflation taking game to new levels

Inflation is rampant. But I don’t suppose Mervyn King, George Osborne or Ed Balls will be too worried in this instance. At Mohali, in the third one-day international of the series against India, England knocked up 298 for 4 from … Continue reading

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Pietersen and Morgan the ICC T20 stars: Richard Gibson

Two English batsmen are expected to feature prominently in the International Cricket Council’s newly-contrived Twenty20 rankings, which are launched ahead of reigning World Twenty20 winners England’s match against inaugural 20-over champions India next week. Kevin Pietersen, man of the tournament … Continue reading

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Brearley on Dilley’s all-rounder potential: Richard Gibson

One unforgettable Ashes innings was the batting beacon amongst the tributes to the late Graham Dilley this week – but Mike Brearley, the England captain when he produced the boisterous 56 in question, reckons his natural talent would have pushed … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: More power to Swann will push England on

The Lord’s one-day international between England and India proved a timely point: that there is still life in the 50-over format. The match ebbed and flowed, teams were able to construct promising positions in a stealthy, strategic way rather than … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: India undone by Swann, The Oval, day three, evening

Dravid offers lone resistance as England move closer to 4-0 clean sweep Close: Fourth Test, day three, The Oval Match score: India 103-5 (Dravid 57*, Dhoni 5*; Swann 3-27) trail England 591-6 dec (Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) by … Continue reading

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Loughborough centre to close for re-fit: Richard Gibson

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s National Performance Centre’s indoor facilities at Loughborough will be out of bounds for the entire month of August as the nets undergo a complete re-fit. In what is the centre’s first overhaul since the … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Tendulkar’s ultimate test, Lord’s, day five, morning

England rampant as packed house holds its breath for Sachin Lunch: First Test, day five, Lord’s Match score: India 142-4 (Tendulkar 7*, Raina 4*, Laxman 56) and 286 (Dravid 103*; Broad 4-37) need 316 more runs to beat England 474-8 … Continue reading

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