Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Tuesday 23 November 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
Ian Bell once again repaid the faith of England's selectors with a deeply impressive hundred against Australia A at the Bellerive Oval today.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
For Graham Gooch it all started in the Ashes 35 years ago. He went out at Edgbaston as the rough-round-the-edges kid who had been blazing a trail down Essex way and made a pair. And now here he is as England's batting coach on this tour.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Saturday 28 August 2010
Stuart Broad last night had 101 good reasons to celebrate his maiden Test century at the home of cricket – a hundred chanceless runs plus one entry on the batting honours board which his father, Chris, will now view with a lot of pride and a little bit of envy.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Tuesday 03 August 2010
In the days when Kevin Pietersen was on top of the world, there was mild concern about a tendency to recklessness. How gratifying it would be to revisit that particular worry.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Despite the narrow focus suggested by the title, by placing two of England's titans of the period – Bobby Moore and Graham Gooch – at the book's core, Phil Stevens has broadened its appeal.
Tuesday 29 December 2009
As one opening batsman from Essex took a significant step towards international rehabilitation yesterday, he paid handsome tribute to one of his most illustrious predecessors. Alastair Cook made his 10th Test hundred for England and he made it clear that he might not have done so without the guidance of Graham Gooch, a player who scored twice as many.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Thursday 20 August 2009
Aeroflot has spent the past few years trying to improve its image, and hopes its latest move will help to complete the process. It has signed up as sponsor of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And before you scoff, you might like to reflect on the fact that the semi-privatised airline is now close to being the most profitable such company in the world.
Friday 15 May 2009
Thursday 08 January 2009
The Australian press have reacted with glee to the latest turmoil in English cricket - just six months ahead of this summer's Ashes series.
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Wednesday 03 September 2008
An era in English cricket ended yesterday when Graeme Hick, the most prolific run scorer of the past 25 years, announced that he will retire at the end of this season.
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