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There’s no KP in TEAM

We’ve all heard that there’s no “I” in TEAM. After being dropped, there is now no Kevin Pietersen either. So why did England omit KP from their crucial final Test squad against South Africa at Lords today? Is there a … Continue reading

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Will England make number 1?

Andy Flower has been reappointed¬†as England’s leader. He has set out his objective clearly: make England number one in the world (see the Times article). Will he succeed? Actually I am not sure. I do think his track record is … Continue reading

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Ashes series win – let the party commence

Wins do not get better than this! How does a losing team pull back over two years and win a series of 5 test matches in Australia 3-1? Brilliant leadership! Great coaching. Superb individual and team performances. You have to … Continue reading

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Is the war nearly over? Ashes Day 18

It looks like Ashes victory is in sight by the end of day 3 at Melbourne. But how did England recover from their comprehensive defeat at the “WACA”? And what have been the ingredients of their success here? My view … Continue reading

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Victory is sweet: Ashes Day 10

I type in the word “cricket” and before I’ve got to c-r-i the world’s non-cricket lovers have already pressed “delete”! But if you stayed this far, let me tell you, today’s victory of England against arch rivals Australia, in Adelaide,¬†is … Continue reading

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How does sport mirror life? Ashes day 7

I was once paid to watch cricket. Well only for an hour or so, and technically I was at a “networking event”, so it was really work, honestly! One of the side effects of enjoying sport, is hearing some of … Continue reading

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Emotion v logic: Ashes day 1

In Simon Barnes’s brilliant article on emotion in Sport in The Times I am left with a serious question. But first here’s a quick quote: ‘The Ashes, more than any other series in cricket, more than practically any other occasion … Continue reading

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