Two hundreds this week by England batsmen in the warm-up games before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 21 November. But they will soon be forgotten, whereas to score a Test century is to be remembered forever.
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Sunday 28 April 2013
A veteran of the notorious Otley Run sympathises with its victims
Thursday 18 April 2013
The England batsman is currently struggling with injury
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The first County Championship half-century of an Ashes summer was scored, appropriately, by an Australian, pipping another to the mark by moments. Ed Cowan, the man likely to open the batting for Michael Clarke's team in the first Test at Trent Bridge in July, marked his first appearance on that ground for Nottinghamshire by passing 50 in the 20th over against Middlesex, an over ahead of George Bailey, Australia's Twenty20 captain, on his Hampshire debut against Leicestershire at the Ageas Bowl. Bailey fell seven runs short of a debut century.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Finn acknowledges that competition for places is fiercer than ever
Sunday 17 March 2013
Simon Brodkin may be known as the star of BBC3’s Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, but now he’s found a new avenue of fame, as a sporting prankster.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Tourists all out for 167 in first innings
Sunday 16 December 2012
Fourth test, Nagpur, day three: England 330 (145.5 overs), India 297-8 (130.1 overs)
Thursday 29 November 2012
Ponting retires at the right time but will Tendulkar and Kallis follow his lead?
Monday 26 November 2012
Down the years it has been possible to lament the death of English spin bowling. It was probably interred around 35 years ago somewhere close to a seaming Headingley green top. That would teach it for interfering where it was patently no longer either desired or sought.
Monday 01 October 2012
Restoring trust is key in a make-or-break week for resolving a dispute that has drained Flower
Thursday 27 September 2012
The clock is ticking on Kevin Pietersen's status as a centrally-contracted England cricketer.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Andrew Strauss today described his decision to step down as England Test captain as being in the "best interest" of the national team.
Monday 20 August 2012
Anybody still think a substandard one-day series with Australia in June was a good idea?
Sunday 19 August 2012
Surrey gave themselves a fighting chance of preserving their place in the First Division with a tense eight-run win over Middlesex at The Oval, where they had their opponents on the brink of defeat at 197 for 9 chasing 254 to win but then took 29 overs to claim the last wicket.
Saturday 18 August 2012
In a bleak season, some beacons of hope shine for Surrey. Two left-handers, both Surrey-born, combined to set a partnership record with a century apiece at The Oval yesterday to give their side at least a chance of easing their relegation fears with a win over their nearest neighbours.
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