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Miracle on Vulture Street

by Bill Ricquier /

Even the game’s administrators might at last begin to realise what every genuine cricket person has always known: that there is no sporting contest so … Read More

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House of Cards

by Bill Ricquier /

There could hardly have been a more appropriate way of bringing the weird and often wonderful international cricket calendar year of 2020 to a close … Read More

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The Strong Man

by Bill Ricquier /

John Reid, the former New Zealand captain, who died last week at the age of 92, was one of the outstanding all-round cricketers of his … Read More

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A Gong for The Dazzler

by Bill Ricquier /

Whatever one’s views on Britain’s honours system, nobody is going to begrudge the award of an MBE to the former Yorkshire and England cricketer Darren … Read More

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One-County Man

by Bill Ricquier /

The former England batsman Ian Bell has announced his retirement from first-class cricket at the end of this slightly unreal 2020 season; (not that we … Read More

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Why Manchester Mattered

by Bill Ricquier /

What should we make of the first (unsponsored) Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford? Of course the first thing to note is that, … Read More