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Derek Pringle column – Why IPL may soon become England’s problem

One board believes that its fortunes in white-ball cricket lie with embedding players in the Indian Premier league, the other that the risk..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Hayter column – A claim of top Billings is often perilous

When Sam Billings told them and us last week that the rest of the world of cricket is “petrified” of England’s one-day cricketers, it..

May 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – It’s time to spare us all that post-game baloney

Listening to the various spoutings of the politicians in the run up to the General Election, do you ever get the feeling that you’ve..

May 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Planet Cricket – Doping could be next scandal

Tim Wigmore says that Twenty20’s rise has made cricket much more likely to be damaged by the use of steroids and the like When the..

May 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Derek Pringle column – Bounce… It puts skids on the best…

There wasn’t much to be gleaned from England’s two 50-over matches against Ireland, which Eoin Morgan’s team won at a canter. Blown..

May 16, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Hayter column – New Road embodies the true values of cricket

You had to have been there. While the biggest names in world white-ball cricket were slogging themselves bandy in the Indian Premier League..

May 16, 2017 with 0 Comments

Paul Nixon column – Playing at home is great, but keep focused

As the Champions Trophy draws ever nearer, it makes me remember the only international tournament that I was ever involved in with England...

May 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – It’s a T20 borefest but it could save Test cricket!

One or two younger TV viewers may have had a bit of a shock when Sky put a Test match and an IPL game on adjacent channels on Bank Holiday..

May 10, 2017 with 0 Comments

Derek Pringle column – Proteas always bring a certain menace

For many, the Ashes series this winter is the one for England to win, following their drubbing in Australia last time. Yet there is a..

May 10, 2017 with 0 Comments

Alison Mitchell column – Sledging ain’t all that heavy, he’s my brother

It is much less common to find cricketing siblings who have played against each other, especially at international level.

May 9, 2017 with 0 Comments

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