Tag Archives: John Stern

Outside thinking: Mickey Arthur as Australia’s first overseas coach

“Australian cricket is healthy and there are some very good young cricketers around. The talent pool is there but we just need to turn that talent into proper international cricketers.” Mickey Arthur explains the challenges of coaching Australia to John … 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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England’s practice making perfect: John Stern

According to the press release sent out by the team manager, India had an optional practice session at The Oval ahead of the Test tomorrow. England used to have optional practices, in about 1986, I seem to recall, when they … Continue reading

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John Stern: Botham, by the book

It’s coming up to 30 years since one of English cricket high water marks: the improbable comeback in the 1981 Ashes. This momentous, but hardly undocumented, achievement is the subject of a feature documentary From the Ashes but it also … Continue reading

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The 2011 Persimmon Village Cup Draw

The National rounds of the Persimmon Village Cup are just one win away for some. Here is how the draw looks ahead of the Regional Finals. Please find the details for each group as pdfs below. For any queries please … Continue reading

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World Cup: It’s all gone Chittagong

It’s been a great World Cup, said a colleague, as England’s match against Bangladesh reached its conclusion. We reckoned it was an exaggeration – England’s matches have been great, the rest not so much.

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England deserve to be going home: John Stern

Ireland’s win had everything that makes a World Cup great, except one thing. The result did not matter enough. Though try telling that to Kevin O’Brien or Andrew Strauss this morning. Both will surely be hurting badly: the former with … Continue reading

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The marathon World Cup press conference

We all love a good stat and today’s numeric nugget from The Sun’s man at the World Cup Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) was a belter. In the process of transcribing an Ian Bell press conference our intrepid redtop reporter discovered that … Continue reading

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ODI Australia v England: top match, low point

Great game, shame about the crowd. It was another triumph for the administrators who scheduled eight days of international cricket in Sydney in a month and nine limited-overs internationals between Australia and England across the country in the same period. … Continue reading

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