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Brave New World

by Bill Ricquier /

England cricket supporters are well used to looking forward to the dawn of a new era. The last seismic change came at the end of … Read More

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A Tale of Three Tests

by Bill Ricquier /

Three Tests were played in the opening week of 2022, in Mount Maunganui, Sydney and Johannesburg. Each of them was truly memorable, demonstrating why Test … Read More

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Same Old Story

by Bill Ricquier /

“…Anderson and Broad declined to pitch the ball up.” This is from Lawrence Booth’s match report of the second Test between Australia and England at … Read More

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Take Your Pick

by Bill Ricquier /

“It is not the strongest squad England have taken to Australia – nor is it the weakest.” This was Mike Atherton’s decidedly non-committal verdict, published … Read More

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England: The New Pakistan

by Bill Ricquier /

In the bad old days overseas teams especially from the so-called new Commonwealth – not Australia, South Africa and New Zealand – could be summarised … Read More