Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Monday 26 November 2012
Thursday 22 November 2012
Rapid decline leaves England mystified
Monday 29 October 2012
Ed Miliband today criticised media personalities Jeremy Clarkson and Janet Street-Porter for belittling people with mental illness and contributing towards the stigma that sufferers feel.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Andrew Strauss' team-mates, past and present, led the tributes to one of England's most successful captains following his decision to retire from all forms of cricket today.
Saturday 04 August 2012
It's make or break time for Lancashire. Last year's winners of the County Championship will turn up at Liverpool today knowing a victory over Somerset could preserve their First Division status, while defeat is unthinkable.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The fast bowler will need more than a sunny personality
Thursday 10 May 2012
Durham, who began the season among the favourites for the Championship, continued their troubled start by being bowled out for 125 by an injury-hit Somerset side containing five players aged 20 or under yesterday.
Sunday 22 April 2012
The clatter of falling wickets was silenced at Liverpool yesterday as 2011 County Championship runners-up Warwickshire took the upper hand against title-holders Lancashire during a magnificent eighth-wicket partnership between Darren Maddy and Rikki Clarke.
Saturday 21 April 2012
England captain starts his search for form with second-ball duck against Durham at Lord's
County Championship round-up: Philander eases burden on captain Trescothick after Somerset batsmen tumble
Friday 13 April 2012
Only spectators lucky enough to find a sunny vantage point protected by a windbreak might have forgotten that it was early April yesterday, but at least there was little chance of succumbing to hypothermia on account of dozing off.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Wednesday 24 August 2011
England all-rounder admits that bowling full and being less irritable helped him to man-of-the-series award
Saturday 30 July 2011
Somerset may not have proved the force they expected to be after being installed as pre-season favourites for the County Championship but they are not yet out of the race.
Friday 29 July 2011
Marcus Trescothick's prolific season brought the former England opener the fifth double century of his career as Somerset made 591 for 9 to overtake Worcestershire on a run-filled pitch at New Road. However, with only a day left the win his side need to maintain an outside chance in the title race may prove elusive.
Friday 15 July 2011
Andrew Strauss will open the batting for Somerset today in a guest appearance necessitated by his own poor form and the bizarre vagaries of the fixture schedule. Had the county declined Strauss's request to play in the tour match against India, he might well have gone three weeks without an innings before the first Test at Lord's next Thursday.
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more