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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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Mark Ramprakash: Crazy scheduling a threat to Test standards

I hope people do not think I am over-egging this, but I am afraid cricket’s authorities in this country are aiding and abetting the demise of Test match cricket by their continued insistence that we should play County Championship and … Continue reading

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CMJ: Lord’s pitch not the villain of second Test

Was it the pitch, was it the weather or were the bowlers not quite good enough to take 20 wickets in the Lord’s Test? The game, watched by full houses in sunny weather on the first two days, was a … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Why tweeting takes away all the mystery

An early warning: you don’t have to be a grumpy old man or woman to get to the bottom of his column. But it might help. Actually I’ve been out of the loop for a few days, missing the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Martyn Moxon: Lions calls penalise England player production

I’m currently one of several county coaches who find themselves very frustrated and aggrieved by the England Lions situation. Injuries had already made things very difficult for my Yorkshire team in the recent Roses match at Liverpool without the fact … Continue reading

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Mark Ramprakash: Surrey revival firmly on track

It has been a very satisfying start to the summer for me personally, having managed to score some runs to help Surrey to victory against Leicestershire in a comeback match that arrived earlier than I had anticipated when I had … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: why county batsmen are no longer up to speed

Whenever some bright young thing surfaces on the county circuit to a stream of superlatives, the gnarled old pros have a tendency to sniff and ask: “But what’s he like against the short stuff?” We have witnessed a few bright … Continue reading

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