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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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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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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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Some Positives from England’s First Innings

England reached 364 all out in their first innings in the 3rd Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. This represents an excellent recovery from the depths of 86-5 which they plumbed just after lunch on the first day. The … Continue reading

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England win 2nd Test

England completed a memorable and somewhat surprising victory over New Zealand from the last ball before tea on the fourth day of the 2nd test. Four sessions previously England had looked down and out, with their middle order being totally … Continue reading

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