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Captain Cook gets a baptism

England suffered a heavy defeat this morning in the first Test Match against India at Ahmedabad. What is it like being a leader at times like this? Alastair Cook, England’s relatively new captain will be learning some tough lessons: 1. … 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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Is Freddie great?

Is Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff a “great” cricketer? Yes, I think so. Why? Because I’m gutted he’s retired. Others come and go, quality players, many of them., but I will miss the “wow” factor, the hope he inspired, the magic of … Continue reading

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