Tag Archives: West Indies

King Cricket: The unfair shaming of Sir Viv

You can see why Sir Viv Richards might have been a little bothered. With the ground bearing his name being deemed unfit for cricket, it’s a small wonder that the white-hot ferocity of his fury didn’t melt the sandy outfield … Continue reading

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Edward Craig: Five reasons why I want a Windies win against England

1. The West Indian crowd and atmosphere, all screams, reggae, banter and dancing – it is the best in cricket but only when people turn up. And this happens when they’re winning. In the 1989-90 series, you could watch in … Continue reading

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King Cricket: Are England's new leaders a class apart?

With the announcement that Alastair Cook is to be England’s unofficial vice-captain for the upcoming Tests against the West Indies, it seems like we are returning to the era of the gentlemen and the players. In a different, bygone time, … Continue reading

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Cookie: Vice-captaincy, banter and me

From The Desk (Unofficial) Of Vice Captain (Unofficial) Alastair Cook FEC I’m writing to you from my unofficial office at the back of the changing room, which someone has helpfully written ‘FEC’ all over, as well as some messages in … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: A snapshot of English cricket

England’s brave new dawn under Captain Strauss and sidekick Cookie. Andrew Flintoff needs an Alka Seltzer. Ian Bell may not be able to see over Stuart Broad, but he won’t be the only faceless person in the photo. Tim Ambrose … Continue reading

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