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WHEN ENGLAND do well at cricket, I get the odd call from BBC Radio Newcastle or Norwich, asking for a comment. When they do badly, the phone goes bananas. On Monday ITN, Sky News and various bits of BBC TV came on the line. Yesterday, one of my colleagues became probably the first member of staff in the long and distinguished history of Wisden to be interviewed on The Big Breakfast while sitting on a loo seat.

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