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Barbados: a special place in the sun

Barbados was once famous for the three “W”s: Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, the fabulous 1950s cricketers. More recently, the three “R”s have taken over: relaxation, rum and rib ticklers. It is...

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Broad is the dish of the day

  It’s been some year for Stuart Broad. Not content with knocking Australia over in an hour and a half at Trent Bridge to secure the Ashes (having been initially reluctant to bowl first),...

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Root nurtured England’s rejuvenation

England were not at the races at Old Trafford today. Their batting was undone by the very thing that undermined Australia through the summer – seam and swing. But today’s anti climax should not...

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The science of swing

Jimmy Anderson exploits it brilliantly, but it is not only batsmen who are baffled by swing. Many scientists have been bemused by it too.  (And why the red ball does and the white one...