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Colly’s globetrotting, Knotty’s hidden talent: Richard Gibson

Paul Collingwood is no longer wanted by England but he is certainly in demand when it comes to Twenty20 cricket around the globe. A beaten finalist with Perth Scorchers in Australia’s inaugural Big Bash League at the end of January, … Continue reading

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Leics to benefit from celebration of historic 1972 success

Leicestershire will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Benson and Hedges Cup win of 1972 as part of the county’s own benefit this year. A celebratory dinner will be held at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road rugby ground on April 12 … Continue reading

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Ray Illingworth reveals match-fixing approach: Richard Gibson

Ray Illingworth was tapped up to throw a match against the Netherlands when he was England manager at the 1996 World Cup. Illingworth, now 79, was twice approached by the same individual at the team hotel in Peshawar and reported the incident … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: A tale of two foreigners and a mongoose

Let me tell you a story about two foreign cricketers wanting to play domestically in England this summer as locals. One was cleared, the other was not. The first is a former New Zealand Test bowler whose wife is British and is … Continue reading

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