Tag Archives: West Indies

India are lost and ill-prepared: Dileep Premachandran

Even after achieving the No.1 ranking, India have endured a few beatings. South Africa handed out two in 2010, first in Nagpur and then at Centurion. But you have to go back a very long time, to the disastrous Australia … Continue reading

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Chanderpaul completes move to Warwickshire

Warwickshire have completed the signing of West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul as their overseas player for the second half of the season. The 36-year-old left-hander will link up with Warwickshire for their last seven County Championship matches when he arrives … Continue reading

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Ken Ablack 1919-2010

KEN ABLACK was the Caribbean voice on the BBC’s radio commentary for West Indies’ historic, triumphant England tour of 1950 (starring the three Ws and “those two little pals of mine, Ramadhin and Valentine”) and for their disappointing return seven … Continue reading

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Glamorgan stay silent on West Indies Test speculation

Glamorgan are refusing to comment on growing speculation that the Swalec Stadium is to have its England Test match against the West Indies next year moved to Lord’s. In a dramatic twist in fixture allocation, the England and Wales Cricket … Continue reading

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Joey Carew 1937-2011

Mischievous West Indies batsman and administrator who took a young Brian Lara under his wing writes Tony Cozier JOEY CAREW’s impact on West Indies cricket cannot possibly be judged by his modest record in 19 Tests, spread over 10 years … Continue reading

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Radford returns from Caribbean to coach in UK

Toby Radford, who coached Middlesex to their Twenty20 Cup triumph in 2008, is returning to the UK to work as a specialist batting coach. Radford, 39, has quit his role as director of the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados, … Continue reading

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Lion Harris aims to follow Finn and Woakes

Glamorgan seamer James Harris has headed out on the England Lions tour of West Indies determined to emulate England new boys Steven Finn and Chris Woakes. While Finn has broken into the Test team and Woakes has made a name … Continue reading

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No Holding Back: The Autobiography by Michael Holding

No Holding Back: The Autobiography by Michael Holding – Part life story, part state-of-the-game address, delivered with typical style by one of cricket’s smoothest operators. Review by David Tossell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, hb, 250pp, £18.99) Few figures in the past … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Robin Smith

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Rich Cridge is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on the Hampshire and England batsman Robin Smith. Cricket has always been there for me: Tony Lewis’s Welsh tones in the background as … Continue reading

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King Cricket: Justify losing by averaging 40

In the past, whenever we watched Ramnaresh Sarwan bat, he always seemed to underperform. It happened so frequently that the line between underperformance and ‘being crap’ became blurred. Yet every time we looked away he must have scored runs because … Continue reading

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