Tag Archives: Vic Marks

Vic Marks: Feast must replace World Cup famine

We are desperate – and overdue – for an enthralling World Cup. Once the tournament offered a feast. But in the last fifteen years there has been famine. There has, of course, been no shortage of cricket during that time. … Continue reading

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Adelaide was complete England performance

It was wet and grizzly when the England players arrived in Melbourne but they all seemed to be wearing their shades. It must have been a big night in Adelaide, especially for those who had experienced the humiliation and desolation … Continue reading

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Ashes previews: what you won’t hear…

There is still a week to go (as I write) and already we are previewed out. How much more can we agonise about what might happen when the two sides finally lock horns at the Gabba? Will Andrew Strauss emulate … Continue reading

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England team shine in a fraught year

The year of 2010 will never be recalled as one of the golden ones (like 2005, 1981 or 1953 – it does not take much to find a common thread there). It is, however, possible that 2010 will be remembered … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Chester-le-Street

I write from the far north, windswept but spellbound by a game of cricket watched by a few hardy souls, who are willing the autumn to stay away. The winds are so strong that there may be trawlermen in the … Continue reading

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Bowlers the core of England’s strength

Bowlers win matches; batsmen save them. That is the old mantra and, no doubt, it was dreamt up by a bowler fed up with all the flowery plaudits handed out to the glory boys with the bat. But there must … Continue reading

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Ashes phoney war will be a lot of fun

When the England team convened for the first batch of this summer’s ODIs, the first duty of Andrew Strauss was to introduce himself to Craig Kieswetter, his new wicketkeeper and his new opening partner. They have never played together. Strauss … Continue reading

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If Tests don't excite, pop in to a county game

It is time to get excited about the Test series. Well, I’ve tried …. and failed. It seems so unlikely that Bangladesh, with doubts over the fitness of their two best players, Tamim Iqbal and captain Shakib Al Hasan, will … Continue reading

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Sunshine start helps Championship to fight back

It seems as if the Good Lord is a bit of a fan of English domestic four-day cricket. Despite the season starting so early there has been unbroken sunshine, a good sprinkling of spectators and some diverting cricket at every … Continue reading

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My radical plan for the County Championship

I may come over as an ageing curmudgeon this time around. Maybe it’s time for the move to Tunbridge Wells. You decide.   The announcement of the Royals franchise at Lord’s (of course – they don’t like to miss out … Continue reading

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