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Saturday 28 May 2011
Terry Jenner was an Australian cricketer who made nine Test appearances between 1970 and 1975 but whose more significant contribution to cricket came in his role as coach and mentor to his countryman and fellow leg-spinner, Shane Warne, who became under his tutelage one of the finest and most successful bowlers in the history of the game.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
In the nets at the back of the Adelaide Oval four years ago, it was instructive to watch the master spinner and his guru. Shane Warne bowled and occasionally, very occasionally, Terry Jenner spoke.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
A Kentish graveyard bore witness to a touching ceremony last Wednesday. The Cobham plot containing the remains of Ivo Bligh – the man who first brought the Ashes urn back from Australia, in 1882 – had been refurbished thanks to a campaign led by the Cricket Society, and a rededication was taking place.
Friday 29 April 2011
In his 1989 film Crimes and Misdemeanors, Woody Allen plays a documentary-maker called Cliff Stern who is obsessed with Louis Levy, a philosopher whose life-affirming message he finds meaningful. But Levy takes his life, saying "I've gone out of the window", before Stern can complete the film. Levy's existence gave a meaning to Stern's life, becoming his magnificent obsession.
Eddie Leadbeater: Cricketer who remained until recently the only leg-spinner to play regularly for Yorkshire
Monday 25 April 2011
In two respects Eddie Leadbeater was a most unusual cricketer.
Friday 25 March 2011
Monday 21 March 2011
The greatest county cricket team of all time is generally agreed to be the Surrey side of the 1950s. Their success was built on a quartet of outstanding bowlers, the last of whom was Peter Loader.
Friday 18 March 2011
Surrey paceman Jade Dernbach has been handed a surprise call-up to England's World Cup squad in place of the injured Ajmal Shahzad.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
From hero to zero may be pushing it to define Jimmy Anderson's recent career path. Bowlers who perform as he did to win the Ashes for England do not suddenly shed the craft and skill that took them to such heady places.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Sunday 13 February 2011
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Ravi Bopara has been called up to the England World Cup squad after it was confirmed yesterday that Eoin Morgan would not be fit to play in the tournament. Morgan injured his finger in the one-day international at Adelaide during England's tour of Australia and, although it was initially thought to be just a bruise, further inspection has revealed a crack that requires an operation.
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