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Sunday 28 October 2012
Cult cricket report may fall silent for first time in 40 years after BBC was asked for more money
Friday 26 October 2012
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Wednesday 17 October 2012
Simon Timson, one of the men behind England's rise to No 1 in cricket's Test rankings, has been given the task of overseeing Britain's attempt to improve on their London medal haul at the Rio Olympics.
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.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
England spinner Graeme Swann says England will not be weakened by the absence of Kevin Pietersen for this week's third Test against South Africa at Lord's.
Sunday 22 July 2012
England 385 South Africa 403-2 (SA lead by 18 runs with 8 wkts left): England's celebrated bowling attack left in tatters as South African pair turn the First Test on its head
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Captains come and captains go. But Graeme Smith of South Africa seems to plough forever onward and upward. By the end of the series against England which begins at The Oval on Thursday, he will be the most enduring captain in Test history.
Thursday 26 April 2012
One topic above all continues to dominate the early season. It has been fuelled by scores of 0 and 6 and if the flames are not yet engulfing Andrew Strauss, only one repellent on earth can extinguish them. He needs a Test hundred and he needs one smartish.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Ex-England captain says current incumbent is on hiding to nothing and should return for first Test – when he backs him to come good
Friday 30 March 2012
He was disappointed and he was defiant. If he was going anywhere he was not saying so. It was neither the time nor the place. There was a series still on the line and, if it cannot be won by England now, it can be drawn.
Monday 13 February 2012
For Alastair Cook the moment of truth may already be at hand. Not a year into his captaincy of England's one-day team, three years before the next World Cup in which it is intended he should lead them, and it is becoming clearer that if he wants job security he should become Health Secretary.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Wherever you go this year, make sure you get the best from your holiday. Chris Leadbeater has dozens of ideas
Monday 22 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
His CV has Ashes wins home and away and world No 1 spot on it, but the way he saved flailing side makes opener finest leader his country has had, writes Stephen Brenkley
Thursday 11 August 2011
Alastair Cook rediscovered his prolific run-scoring knack to take his burgeoning Test century tally to 19 as England established total dominance over India at Edgbaston.
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