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What is the point of Mike Atherton?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What is the point of Mike Atherton?Dear Mr. Atherton, or can I call you Mike or even @Athersmike ? I feel that I know you well enough, watched most of your career and read your book. I even know someone you were at school with (tenuous?) Why do you have to rail against 50 over cricket? ... More

Fletcher back as India Coach

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fletcher back as India CoachA familiar face will be in the tourist's balcony this summer after it was announced Duncan Fletcher will become India coach from this summer. ... More

England jump-start World Cup campaign with dramatic draw

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

England jump-start World Cup campaign with dramatic drawAndrew Strauss led the way for his side as England secured a dramatic draw against host nation India. The home side were clear betting favourites with big free bet, but England fought back after a sub-standard bowling performance to secure a morale-boosting draw ... More

Selling TV Rights Doesn’t Have To Be All Or Nothing

Friday, February 18, 2011

Selling TV Rights Doesn’t Have To Be All Or NothingWhilst perusing the UK live TV protected sports event list I was struck by the fact that no cricket is included. At all ... More

Zimbabwe hit by injury curse

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zimbabwe hit by injury curseZimbabwe have been hit by their third injury blow ahead of the start of the World Cup with the news that pace bowler Ed Rainsford will miss the entire tournament. The 26 year old has damaged ankle ligaments and has been forced to join Tinotenda Mawoyo and Sean Ervine in missing the tournament and robbing Zimbabwe of three key players. ... More

Sri Lankan bowlers hold the key

Friday, February 04, 2011

Sri Lankan bowlers hold the keySri Lanka will definitely fancy their chances of achieving something in the upcoming World Cup, especially since it will be partially played on home soil. While the Sri Lankan side is blessed in all aspects of their side it could be their bowlers that hold the key to the team winning the whole tournament ... More

Prior’s duck leaves question marks over his opening ability

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Prior’s duck leaves question marks over his opening abilityAfter a week in which Matt Prior’s inclusion in the England squad by the 2011 World Cup has been the hottest topic in cricket news, the Sussex man was given the chance to prove his doubters wrong in the second one-day international against Australia this morning. He responded with a duck as England faltered to a humbling loss; one that will have Coach Andy Flower and Captain Andrew Strauss scratching their heads ... More

He's Done It! Chris Martin Smashes His First Test Century

Monday, January 10, 2011

He's Done It! Chris Martin's First Test CenturyChris Martin, New Zealand’s fabled Number Eleven batsman has brought up his first Test Century. It has only taken him 60 Matches and 87 Innings but his telling contribution of 7 runs against Pakistan takes him to a magnificent 104 career runs in Test cricket ... More

It Was No Third Man Wot Won It!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

It Was No Third Man Wot Won It!No obviously it wasn’t. But we did predict a 3-1 victory to England (like many others we know) and that Mitchell Johnson would be the leading Aussie wicket taker in the series ... More

England Celebrate Deserved Success

Saturday, January 08, 2011

England Celebrate Deserved SuccessAfter growing up watching successive England sides crushed by Australia – home and away – this winter’s Ashes series is especially sweet ... More

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