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Who should be England’s no3 ?

The absence of Ian Bell and Joe Root’s understandable preference to remain at no4 has created a vacancy at the crucial number three position in England’s batting order. Two prolific county players, Nick Compton...

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Beefy and the Cheese

Beefy Botham is 60! Gives all of us who hero worshipped him as youngsters a reality check. I loved him. I loved his energy and enthusiasm and his never say die attitude and his...

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The day Robbo outlasted Sachin

August 5th 1992 is a date indelibly inked in my memory. The scorecard above probably gives you one indication why. But it’s not the only reason. Yes, when the Little Master (only aged 19...

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How Wahab put England into reverse

Mercurial country Pakistan. Despite the exile from playing tests on their own soil, the match-fixing scandals, the constant upheaval, they keep unearthing match winning bowlers. The latest are Wahab Riaz, whose blistering spell on...

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Wasim Akram: the fastest bowler I never saw.

If you want an example of how not to prepare to face a seriously brilliant Pakistani fast bowler, read this account of Middlesex v Pakistan at Lord’s two decades ago… (extracted from Who Wants...