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England in Bangladesh – Positives and Negatives

Only a very brief cricket mention today – some positives and negatives from the recent Bangladesh tour: Positives Return to form with the bat of Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell – although they will need to do so against sterner … Continue reading

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2nd Test, day one

As I hoped from my previous post, Bangladesh opted to bat first and put some runs on the board in order to attempt to give their team of spinners something to bowl at. They are now well past 300, and … Continue reading

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England vs Bangladesh

England finally wrapped up the first Test against Bangladesh midway through the fifth day. This is, in many ways, an excellent result for both sides, and for cricket as a whole. England had a lot to lose (see previous post) … Continue reading

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Cricket is back!

A good day for England in Bangladesh today, during a tour where they have little to gain, and potentially a lot to lose. Defeat to Bangladesh will be seen as disastrous, with a drawn test little better, whereas any excellent … Continue reading

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Wisden Trophy is back

The English cricket team have racked up a well-deserved 2-0 series victory over the West Indies with a convincing win in chilly Chester-le-Street. James Anderson displayed excellent mastery of the swinging ball to blow away the West Indies’ lower order … Continue reading

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Ducks and Centuries

Another excellent day’s cricket for England at Chester-le-Street; it’s a shame so few people turned up to watch. Ravi Bopara scored his third century in successive innings and must be feeling that he cannot do much more to cement a … Continue reading

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Cricket time again

Since the International cricket season has now kicked off, I should get back to what I like doing, which is pontificating about it! Since I failed to watch any of today’s play (no satellite), I only have the Cricinfo(TM) commentary … Continue reading

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More England vs New Zealand

Cricket’s law-makers have had a busy week. After deciding (rightly in my opinion) not to outlaw the reverse sweep earlier in the week, they rapidly agreed to change the interval rules for One Day Internationals in the wake of the … Continue reading

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Kevin Pietersen and the “reverse sweep”

During Sunday’s 1st ODI between England and New Zealand KP twice unleashed a “new” variant of the reverse sweep – both times for 6 runs – where he swapped over his grip on the bat. This shot seems to be … Continue reading

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England vs New Zealand round-up

Third Test England wrapped up a 2-0 series victory on the 4th morning of the 3rd Test, with Ryan Sidebottom being the main destroyer in New Zealand’s 2nd innings. This completed an excellent match for England with victory being by … Continue reading

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