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Walker the coach now looking at bigger picture

Matt Walker already has no regrets about deciding to call time on a first-class playing career spanning two decades in favour of the role as batting coach at Essex where he has spent his last three years. Last November, Walker … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Wasim Akram by Daniel Brigham

“Attempts to interrupt playground games of Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles to initiate conversations about Wasim’s 7-for at Wellington (God bless Ceefax) were futile; friends knew and wanted to hear about Goochy, Tuffers and Ramps.” Daniel Brigham discusses his … Continue reading

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Walker honoured to be chosen to follow Gooch

When Graham Gooch decided that his role as England batting coach would occupy an increasing amount of his time and thus force him to give up a similar position with his beloved Essex, the county wasted little time in targeting … Continue reading

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Walker set to accept Essex player-coach role

Matt Walker is set to extend his career with Essex by moving into a coaching role with the county. With current batting coach Graham Gooch due to be offered a full-time role within the England set-up, Walker has been offered … Continue reading

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Gooch: Hard work really starts now England are No 1

Former England captain Graham Gooch believes that the really hard work for Andrew Strauss’s Test team starts now that they are the world’s No 1 team. While understandably delighted that England have achieved top ranking status globally, Gooch insists that … Continue reading

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How Gooch guided Essex to glory

“Graham Gooch’s season began with a century against Cambridge University and he struck five more before the summer was over…Salim Malik scored six Championship hundreds; only one was worth less than 160. It came down to the final match with … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Trott a symbol of England’s failings

That Jonathan Trott has scored more runs than anyone else in the World Cup (422) but less boundaries than the next 10 in the list is an interesting statistic. He has been England’s mainstay with the bat in the competition, … Continue reading

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Bopara close to signing Essex deal

Essex fans can look forward to the sight of Ravi Bopara continuing his relationship with the county next season. That is the anticipation of Essex first team coach Paul Grayson who told TME that the county are close to completing … Continue reading

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Bopara responds in style to Test omission

Ravi Bopara responded to his omission from the England side for the opening Test against Pakistan with an unbeaten 88 for Essex in their nine-wicket Clydesdale Bank 40 victory against Northamptonshire. That performance followed a hundred in each innings against … Continue reading

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