Tag Archives: Test cricket

England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: the 1966 interview

This is the full version of John Reason’s interview with Basil D’Oliveira in 1966, which appeared in The Cricketer. An edited extract of this article is published in the January 2012 issue of the magazine to mark the death of … Continue reading

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Adam Hollioake, boring Bicknell and cage fighting: Alan Tyers

Adam Hollioake has a blog. You can tell it’s his, because it says ADAM HOLLIOAKE a lot on every page, in big Alpha Male letters. It has green borders and a migrainey white-text-on-black-background thing going on, which suggests that the … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Primacy of Tests demands protection

At any cricket Q&A session the most common question – after “what’s the best sledge you have ever heard?” – is “do you think Test cricket will survive?” My answer is always an unmitigated “Yes!” It is the original form … Continue reading

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Ashes double is delight for Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire were the big winners when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Trent Bridge and Old Trafford will stage 2013 Ashes Tests along with Lord’s, The Oval and Durham’s Riverside. While Lancashire, Warwickshire and Glamorgan must content themselves with … Continue reading

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“Women’s Tests dying slow death” Clare Connor: listen now

PODCAST: Peter Baxter heads to Loughborough to watch the Womens Super-4s – the best 50 cricketers in the country fighting for spots in representative sides. He speaks to former England allrounder Clare Connor, among others, about just how much is … Continue reading

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Fifty Finest and In a League of Their Own

Richard Whitehead reviews Fifty Finest: A Tribute to England’s Test Cricket History by Andrew Bee Bridge Books, pb, 272pp, £9.99 In a League of Their Own: 100 Cricket Legends Select Their World XI by Richard Sydenham DB Publishing, pb, 190pp, … Continue reading

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CMJ: Young county thrusters jostle for England chance

The forecasters predicted that the Royal Wedding would have the sort of effect that the first day of the cricket season once did, guaranteeing at least some rainfall after a drought. Not for the first time, they were wrong but … Continue reading

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Bopara: why Test return means everything

Ravi Bopara will have only one thing on his mind when the County Championship season starts on April 8 and that is to win back his England Test place. “My aim is to start the season by getting a lot … Continue reading

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King Cricket: What shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in?

Yesterday, someone arrived at kingcricket.co.uk after searching ‘what shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in’. We have no idea, but we’d guess that he wears oversized clown shoes, such was his co-ordination yesterday. Balls were going all over the place. It … Continue reading

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