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Home and Away

by Bill Ricquier /

The first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Stadium was an interesting but ultimately disappointing affair. All over by tea … Read More

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The Mark of Greatness

by Bill Ricquier /

Before the English summer of 1968 the cricket authorities relaxed the applicable rules so that each county could hire an overseas player without having to … Read More

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The Old Fox

by Bill Ricquier /

The so-called showpiece one-day Lord’s final – in its current incarnation, The Royal Lindon One -Day Cup – has undoubtedly lost something of its lustre … Read More

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Oops, Sorry

by Bill Ricquier /

England managed to redeem themselves and draw the (absurdly short) Test series against Pakistan with an emphatic innings victory in the second Test at Headingley. … Read More

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In the Beginning

by Bill Ricquier /

Ireland’s men made a remarkably promising start to their Test careers (the women are ahead of them) despite losing to Pakistan by five wickets at … Read More

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Dirty Work

by Bill Ricquier /

Ball-tampering is one of cricket’s great taboos, up there with throwing and match-fixing. Any doubt one might have had about this would have been resolved … Read More

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The Beginning of the End?

by Bill Ricquier /

In the space of a few days in February two players on the fringes of the England Test squad, Yorkshire’s leg-spinning all-rounder Adil Rashid, and … Read More

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Country Cousins

by Bill Ricquier /

England’s mildly catastrophic Ashes series is to be followed by a two-match Test series in New Zealand. On the face of it there is something … Read More