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The End of an Era

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English cricket recently lost one of its great performers in the left-arm spinner Derek Underwood. No England spinner took more than his 297 Test wickets. … Read More

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Bazball Hits the Buffers

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India’s four-One victory over England can hardly be described as a shock, still less a surprise. Before going any further, a few simple facts. First, … Read More

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Tales of the Unexpected

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Is COVID the explanation for everything that has happened since? Time is a curious and mysterious concept and the pandemic definitely made it seem more … Read More

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Bishan Singh Bedi

by Bill Ricquier /

Of the Indians who have played county cricket since the easing of the qualification rules in 1968, only Farokh Engineer has made a greater impact … Read More

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Crisis? What crisis?

by Bill Ricquier /

“ Litotes?”, a friend said in response to my WhatsApp message that my prediction regarding the Men’s Cricket World Cup – that England were a … Read More

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How are the mighty fallen?

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[External link] Empires come and go. Sporting ascendancy is equally, and inevitably, ephemeral. Few sporting giants, however, can have been brought back down to earth as completely and precipitously, as the West Indies cricket team.

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Ashes 2023 Autopsy

by Bill Ricquier /

The 2023 Ashes was an outstanding series, providing the sort of ever-changing narrative that limited-overs cricket simply cannot deliver. Four of the Tests resulted in … Read More