Ashes watch Steven Finn had his last bowl before the first Test against New Zealand as Warwickshire's rain-affected match with Middlesex ended in a somewhat inevitable draw. Finn was not originally scheduled to appear at Edgbaston but his early-season form has been patchy and it was hoped that an extra run-out might help him step up his performance level, which was why, Lions captain Joe Root apart, the 6ft 8in fast bowler was the only member of the 12 selected for Lord's who was required to play yesterday. Unfortunately for Finn, he seldom looked in rhythm during 22 wicketless overs in which he conceded 90 runs and, despite a modified run-up, still managed on two occasions to kick the stumps at the non-striker's end as he was in his delivery stride. He was outbowled by Tim Murtagh, who took 5 for 85, and his place in the Test XI on Thursday looks at risk.
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Sunday 23 March 2008
On an early Indian evening two years ago, England's then coach, Duncan Fletcher, sat on the Baroda outfield and delivered a brief, sombre announcement. Marcus Trescothick, the team's prodigious opening batsman and all-round good guy, would be going home for personal reasons. It would be appreciated if his privacy could be respected.
Monday 25 February 2008
New Zealand's 3-1 one-day series victory over England came at a price when Jesse Ryder, the Black Caps exciting opening batsman, seriously injured his right hand during a night of excessive celebration. Ryder damaged tendons to his right thumb and index finger after smashing his hand through a toilet window at the Stock Exchange bar in Christchurch at 5.30am on Sunday.
Saturday 23 February 2008
As far as I am aware, I'm not related, even on my mother's side, to Emmeline Pankhurst. Emily Davison, the suffragette who threw herself in front of the King's horse in the 1913 Derby and died of her injuries, has never been one of my heroines.
Friday 09 June 2006
Sven Goran Eriksson had a serious dispute with Sir Alex Ferguson over Wayne Rooney's fitness on Wednesday and he is now prepared to defy the Manchester United manager once again - and the advice of the country's leading orthopaedic surgeon - by risking the player in the group stages of the World Cup finals.
Friday 26 May 2006
The chairman of Cable & Wireless yesterday insisted it needed to offer private equity-style rewards to its management if the telecoms business is to recover.
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Sunday 11 September 2005
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