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Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket

Alex Brinton reviews Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket by Tim de Lisle and Lawrence Booth A&C Black, pb, 128pp, £9.99 The second edition of Young Wisden is just what I want, says TWC’s first 11-year-old reviewer. And he’s … Continue reading

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England lose but don't panic: Lawrence Booth

When is it not too troubling to lose a one-day international after scoring 333? Answer: when you’ve spent most of the series worrying about your batsmen, and your bowling line-up is so full of all-sorts it risks being sued by … Continue reading

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Collingwood or Trott. Or both? Lawrence Booth

England have a problem, and I’m not talking about the fact they still need to win three in a row in Australia to avoid a first series defeat in any form of the game since September 2009. No, the problem … Continue reading

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10 Ashes questions: Lawrence Booth

As I flew to Melbourne yesterday for the business end of this engrossing Ashes series, it occurred that – if Australia v England followed the normal pattern these days – I could just as easily have been flying home. The … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: England finally able to look down on mid-table Australia

It’s finally happened. After years of craning their necks to catch sight of Australia in the world rankings, England can now afford a very slightly – but only very slightly – contemptuous glance beneath them. Because following their defeat in … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: Remodelled Watson now the key man for Australia

Where were you when Shane Watson first became a Test opener? It hardly qualifies as cricket’s JFK question, but it may yet be one to tell the grandchildren. (For what it’s worth, I was in the Edgbaston press box, noting … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: The self-fulfilling prophecy of Lord's

It used to be said that England were always hopeless at Lord’s. And it used to be true: between 1979 and 1999, when they lost to New Zealand, England won six Tests out of 30 there and lost 12. During … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: Luck the Key for Robert

When Richie Benaud made his oft-quoted point about captaincy (90% luck, 10% skill, you know the one) he may not have been thinking of the kind of situation that has arisen in England this week. To recap: a man who … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: A tale of modern bowling decline

Quiz question: what happened in both the Karachi and Barbados Tests recently that had – so I’m told – never happened before? Answer: the team batting first made over 600 but still trailed on first innings. Yep, it’s one for … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: England must unleash wild-dog Bopara

Ian Bell or Ravi Bopara? It is not the question we were supposed to be asking ahead of tomorrow’s fourth Test in Barbados. No, the question penned in advance was: Bell or Owais Shah? But life is rarely as neat … Continue reading

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