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XIs

World’s Dullest XI, part 1 (Appendix)

Jan 28, 2009: Tomorrow will bring the long-awaited announcement of numbers 7 to 11 in the Confectionery Stall Post-1981 All-Time Dullest World XI, putting tedious cricketers and lovers of tedious cricket out of their misery at last

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XIs

World’s Dullest XI, part 1 - Titans of Tedium

Jan 22, 2009: The ICC’s much-maligned Best-Ever Test Match ratings, which have provoked typhoons of outrage and howls of misunderstanding across the cricketing universe, have fired the millennia-old debate about how best to assess a cricketer’s quality

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Melbourne Mesmeriser beats Brisbane Bludgeoner

Jan 16, 2009: Matthew Hayden, the Brisbane Bludgeoner himself, has become the latest of the Australian old guard to succumb to the inescapable tentacles of time

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Ashes

Ashes prediction, number 1 of 21

Jan 14, 2009: Greetings Confectionery Stallers, and welcome to the first instalment of the Confectionery Stall’s Ashes result prediction blogs, which will pepper the year from now until the final over of the series

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Let me on the pitch, I can help the Middle East

Jan 14, 2009: Andy Zaltzman has unlocked the key to the Middle East crisis: pitch invasions

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Exile or Roman holiday?

Jan 7, 2009:

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This was my Geraint-at-Edgbaston moment

Dec 22, 2008: As my wife gave birth to our second child, on the floor of our bathroom, I, Andy Zaltzman, serial dropper of dollies, sitters and regulation four-quarter chances on the cricket field, had caught the one that mattered

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Everything points to an England win

Dec 11, 2008: With their total lack of preparation, chaotic travel arrangements, almost complete absence of public expectation and rampantly in-form opposition, it now seems inconceivable that England can do anything other than win

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Facts + maths = truth

Dec 11, 2008: Some statistical pointers to how England will perform in the Test series, generated with a combustible cocktail of fact and inappropriate mathematics

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Lies, damned lies, and 21st century cricket stats

Dec 4, 2008: If you are allergic to or intolerant of cricket statistics, please either take an anti-histamine before reading this, or destroy your computer

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England must lead the way

Dec 3, 2008: There has been an understandable concentration on the negative implications of some or all of England's cricketers not returning to India for the Test series following the Mumbai terrorist attack

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Duckworth and Lewis needs a rethink

Nov 28, 2008: Andy Zaltzman looks at Duckworth-Lewis, "one of humankind’s greatest scientific breakthroughs", but questions whether it needs a revamp

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Time for Pietersen to come to the party

Nov 26, 2008: The prospect of the final three one-day internationals between England and India has, like accountancy and competitive grouting, failed to capture the public imagination in Britain

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How to speed up over-rates, part 1

Nov 19, 2008: The Confectionery Stall has long been a champion of faster over-rates, ever since its very first blog five days ago

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Broad appeal

Nov 19, 2008: The second match between India and England was noteworthy for two things

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Come on, umpires. Walk faster please

Nov 14, 2008:

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It could be a long short tour

Nov 14, 2008: As I write, England and India have just embarked on a seven-match marathon of one-day internationals, as a prelude to an embarrassingly short two-match travesty of a Test series

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Welcome, goslings

Nov 14, 2008: Welcome to The Confectionery Stall, my new blog about the world of cricket as it progresses through the barmiest phase in its illustrious history

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