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Rob Steen: Is KP England’s greatest batsman?

Some will deem it heresy, but as Kevin Pietersen basks in the glow of one of the game’s greatest match-turning innings, his 151 in Colombo, the question cannot be ducked for much longer: has England ever boasted a finer batsman? … Continue reading

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Aussie heroes and the Big Bash: Peter Baxter

PODCAST: Peter Baxter is back ‘down under’ for some of the winter and continues his ‘Letters from Australia’ series [and includes updates on the progress of the Ned Flanders XI]. Peter Baxter discusses Australia’s recent international lows and highs and … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Why Broad’s absence hurt England so much

You don’t have to know your way around a calculator, a slide rule or a logarithm table to surmise that, in one-day internationals, runs per over, runs per wicket and runs per match are all running at record levels. Seldom … Continue reading

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Lancashire’s title boost from the weather: Andrew Hignell

“Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country” – so wrote Horace Greeley, the famous American newspaper editor and politician in 1850, encouraging people to head away from the settlements on the eastern seaboard and to … Continue reading

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In search of a new stat: Rob Steen

Cricket and convention? Think Marks and Spencer, Morecambe and Wise, Lennon and McCartney, Mutt and Jeff. Games may be quicker, bats thicker and fielders lither, but lunch breaks and tea-breaks are still going strong, ditto coin-tosses, wooden stumps, leather-and-cork balls … Continue reading

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County Championship keeps relatively dry: Andrew Hignell

While records have been falling in the high-scoring England-India Test series like raindrops in a summer downpour, the rain gods have continued to smile on county cricketers with relatively little interference from the weather in the LV=County Championship. The four-day … Continue reading

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Twenty20 qualifiers defy bad weather: Andrew Hignell

June and early July have, in recent previous seasons, been relatively dry with little interruption as a consequence to matches in the domestic Twenty20 competition. But in 2011 there was plenty of weather disruption to the Friends Life t20 group … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Federer and Tendulkar’s cricket connection

Tennis superstar Roger Federer’s impromptu meeting with his cricketing equivalent Sachin Tendulkar during Wimbledon added to a growing involvement of the Swiss in the sport. Federer, whose familiarity with cricket emanates from the fact his mother Lynette is South African, … Continue reading

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Rain dampens Twenty20 Cup: Andrew Hignell

“Flaming June” used to be a colloquial description for the fine weather associated with mid-summer. As far as the current cricket season is concerned, it may be a more disparaging phrase used by the county game’s commercial managers following the … Continue reading

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Twice on the same day: Andrew Hignell

Sussex were recently crowned champions in the county Second XI Twenty20 competition, beating Durham in the final on Friday June 10. That day saw the inaugural Finals Day of the competition, held at Fenner’s, and taking part were the second … Continue reading

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