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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

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A Turning Point

by Bill Ricquier /

It looks as though The Hundred might actually work. I haven’t actually watched any of it myself, for the various reasons associated with being in … Read More

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Watching Paint Dry

by Bill Ricquier /

Is cricket too boring? It may seem a strange question to ask but it isn’t really. Writing this on the afternoon of Sunday 11 July … Read More

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On Top of the World

by Bill Ricquier /

There cannot be many genuine cricket followers, even in the subcontinent, who weren’t, if only subconsciously , happy at the outcome of the inaugural World … Read More