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Miles Jupp: Don't answer the door

I have not had a great deal of luck with hat-tricks over the years. This week I failed to see Andrew Flintoff’s and I’d previously missed watching Darren Gough’s against Australia in ‘99, and Dominic Cork’s against the West Indies … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Captaincy competency

I have been surprised by praise heaped upon Andrew Strauss as a result of him presiding over a series that was both moderately disastrous and phenomenally dull. Yes, he’s scored a bucket-load of runs but he’s also inherited that peculiarly … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: England an after-dinner disaster

I knew that the third Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground was going to go down to the wire. But I was looking forward to it. Like our match at Barbados in 1994, I thought a resounding victory would enable … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Hardeep, Hair and making the call

Umpiring, as Darrell Hair will tell you, is a difficult and thankless task. I had a go at umpiring a couple of years ago. I got a call, out of the blue, from Hardeep Singh Kohli. Hardeep is a busy … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Learning to (on)drive

I find that most of life’s knocks can be tempered if couched in cricket terms. Friends have made a lot of scornful and disbelieving noises recently after I’ve informed them that my new driving instructor is, in fact, my fifth. … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Get some swagger Belly

Ian Bell has much to do in the Windies if he is to convince people that Owais Shah’s exclusion from the England side is justified. On the face of it, there isn’t much missing from his game. He is technically … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: ECB's show of strength just a petulant outburst

Normally I love it when there is some cricket news to fill the quiet spells between tours but the KP-Moores saga has quickly become unsavoury. Attempting to get a grip on the events in this particular power struggle has been … Continue reading

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