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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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Jonathan Agnew: England’s No 1 challenge for 2012

As we approach 2012, and the start of a hectic twelve months for the England team early in the New Year, there is one major challenge facing Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower: to stay on top of the Test match … Continue reading

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Midlands volunteers among winners of NatWest Oscas

Volunteers from the Midlands were among the winners at the cricketing version of the Oscars – the NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards ceremony at Lord’s. Richard Fowkes from Leicestershire club Kegworth received the Liftetime Achievement Award from England seamer … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Administrators “not listening” on scheduling

I presume it was merely a coincidence that the England and Wales Cricket Board published its schedule for the summer of 2012 in the same week as the England squad for a whistle-stop tour of India was announced. Next summer … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Decision to sideline KP a good one

The decision to rest Kevin Pietersen from England’s one-day international series against India has caused quite a bit of comment, especially from those people who may have bought tickets for one or more of the five matches and would quite … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: can India stand up to relentless England?

The Edgbaston pitch looks quite green here on the final practice day before the third Test, and for India that means more of the same from an England team who, I believe, will be pretty relentless in their approach to … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Cook shows folly of pre-judging class players

Alastair Cook will want nothing less than to win his first series in charge as England’s official one-day international captain but so far, with the bat in his hand especially, he has made a terrific start to his leadership reign. … Continue reading

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Aggers’ Ashes: The Inside Story of England’s 2011 Ashes Triumph

Jonathan Rice reviews Aggers’ Ashes: The Inside Story of England’s 2011 Ashes Triumph by Jonathan Agnew Blue Door, hb, 248pp, £18.99 For England the 2010-11 Ashes was a glorious, jolly tour, so Jonathan Agnew is just the man to tell … Continue reading

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Fatigue now England's worst enemy

When I wrote a piece last month in the Ashes-winning souvenir edition of The Wisden Cricketer magazine, my pay-off line was that England would go on to surprise us by doing rather well in the forthcoming World Cup. Since 1992, … Continue reading

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