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Ramprakash joins a select band: Andrew Hignell

It’s one of the questions you often get in pub quizzes – “list the ten ways you can be given out in cricket”. Most armchair supporters can get to six quite quickly, but the other four more obscure modes of dismissals … Continue reading

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Andrew Hignell: A good week for the bowlers

It’s been quite a week for bowlers, both at home and overseas, starting with the remarkable feat of Neil Wagner, the left-arm pace bowler born in South Africa, who on April 6 in the Plunket Shield game at Dunedin became … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman

In recent years, Ryan ten Doeschate – the Essex and Netherlands all-rounder – has become something of a Twenty20 expert and he can now lay claim to also being an international jet-setter as in the past couple of months he … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Occasion!

With the wedding between HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton taking place on April 29, 2011, it’s fitting to look back to the Royal Wedding of 1981 and events in the cricket world when William’s parents – HRH Prince Charles and Lady … Continue reading

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A bad day at the office?

We’ve all had bad days at work when nothing has gone right. Cricketers are no different – just think how many times you’ve seen a batsman get out to a bad shot or a bowler delivering a full toss and … Continue reading

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A tribute to ‘The Little Master’

Twice as good as Wally Hammond, twice as good as Colin Cowdrey and twice as good as Geoffrey Boycott – claims that supporters of Sachin Tendulkar can now make after ‘The Little Master’ posted his 50th Test hundred on the … Continue reading

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The long road to a century

During November, the series between India and New Zealand saw Harbhajan Singh score his maiden Test century, with the off-spinner making 115 in the opening match of the rubber at Motera. This was Harbhajan’s 122nd innings at Test level, yet … Continue reading

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Purple patches

Alastair Cook’s monumental batting achievements in the opening two Tests of the Ashes series in Australia have sent statisticians scurrying away to thumb through their record books to find examples of other purple patches which batsmen have enjoyed. Cook’s achievements … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser…

There have been several occasions in first-class cricket when teams have had identical totals in both their first and second innings. But during the two games last summer between Warwickshire and Essex in the LV=County Championship, the West Midlands side … Continue reading

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The leading all-rounder of 2010?

We know who was the leading run-scorer in Championship cricket in 2010 – Surrey’s Mark Ramprakash with 1595 runs. We also know that Andre Adams of Nottinghamshire was the leading wicket-taker with 68 victims, whilst his colleague Chris Read was … Continue reading

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