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CMJ: Bangladesh win is good for cricket

Although, naturally, I would like to see England do well in this World Cup, it gladdened the heart to see how hard Bangladesh fought to win the victory against Andrew Strauss’s team which keeps alive their own hopes of reaching … Continue reading

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World Cup: Give spinners the new ball

What fun it was to see England and South Africa playing in conditions alien to both last Sunday, the batsmen groping around on a good old Bunsen. The ball spun as much as it did when I played my last … Continue reading

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World Cup: Half-time predictions, the crystal ball

We’re only halfway through the World Cup and already there have been no fewer than five exciting games, most of them as a result of England shooting themselves in the foot, sometimes missing, sometimes hitting. So what can we expect … Continue reading

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World Cup: England-South Africa fallout

Thank the World Cup gods England weren’t playing India but the only team that’s nearly as bad as England when it comes to playing spin. India’s batsmen would have enjoyed these ultra-home conditions – the spin and bounce, the lack … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Dalrymple, Kevin O’Brien and Ryan Tendo

The business world is set to claim another early retirement with former England one-day player Jamie Dalrymple expected to concentrate on a career in the city following his split with Glamorgan earlier this winter. Dalrymple, who featured for England at … Continue reading

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Leicestershire join O’Brien county suitors

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien, whose fastest century in World Cup history flattened England, has emerged as a possible target for Leicestershire. The Irishman’s agent is known to have e-mailed several counties on the evening of the game, on March 2, … Continue reading

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World Cup: Chuck Fleetwood-Smiths, week one

Do you remember Two Pricks from the Ashes? An Aussie and a English bloke making silly videos from each Test match? Well, they’ve not managed to make it to the World Cup – blame the ICC – but they’re doing … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Yorkshire’s self help and the other Rashid

Yorkshire’s pre-season tour to Barbados is being funded by sponsors, including the ex-players’ association, as the Headingley purse strings tighten. More than half a dozen organisations have stumped up cash for the mid-March trip, which like other expenditure at the … Continue reading

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KP denials, central contracts and radio battles

The most revealing comment in Kevin Pietersen’s denial that he will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup came not from the man himself but his agent Adam Wheatley, who claimed: “Kevin would like to make it clear … Continue reading

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Tredwell hoping to step up England career

Kent off spinner James Tredwell is hoping to be thrust into the England spotlight over the coming days and weeks as he looks to step up his involvement in the one-day international team. A potentially serious knee problem for first-choice … Continue reading

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