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Double Trouble

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

When Ben Stokes made 258 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2016 he became the second Englishman in three months to have made … Read More

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Carry On Batting

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

The Boxing Day Test between South Africa and England at Durban saw the fiftieth instance in Test cricket of a batsman carrying his bat through … Read More

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Crikey O’Reilly!!

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

Crikey O’Reilly !! Crikey O’Reilly ? Is Crikey O’Reilly the latest Irish cricketer to make his debut for England in an otherwise forgettable one – … Read More

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Be Prepared

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

Batting is a very technical thing, far more technically demanding than most sporting endeavors. It is physically demanding and the mental element is also very … Read More

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Sixes and Sevens

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

There were all sorts of good things about the drawn second Test between New Zealand and India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. Many cricket lovers around … Read More

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Eleven

In Batting by Bill Ricquier

Two events in the last few weeks, the heroics of Ashton Agar at the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, and the retirement of the … Read More