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Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on BBC Radio 4, and a writer
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England in West Indies, 2008-09

Why the referral system may be written by monkeys

Mar 10, 2009:   A potentially nerve-jangling end to this largely drab series will certainly make a refreshing change, if only through having a day’s cricket in which the main talking point will be cricket, not the accursed referral system.

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Shootout in Lahore

Stand by me

Mar 4, 2009: The appalling events in Lahore have thrown a cloak of gloom over world cricket, and Pakistan cricket in particular

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

Barbados. Please, make it stop

Mar 4, 2009: And now, for what they are worth in the current context of international cricket, which is slightly less than nothing, here are some thoughts on the now-mercifully-finished Barbados Test.

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

What we learnt from the two Tests in Antigua

Feb 26, 2009: Some things the cricketing planet has learnt from the two Tests in Antigua, and other events of the past week or so

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ECB: egg on its face, in its hair, all over its jacket...

Feb 19, 2009: The current 'legal glitch' in Allen Stanford’s business proceedings has cast something of a shadow over the Antigua Test, a shadow in the shape of ECB chairman Giles Clarke’s eyebrows rising further and further up his head.

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

Putting words into Strauss's mouth

Feb 13, 2009: So what should Andrew Strauss say to his team as they strive to put the Jamaica ‘glitch’ behind them

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

England's refusal to go large

Feb 13, 2009:

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

England's 24-carat debacle

Feb 9, 2009: Oops

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England in West Indies, 2008-09

England's stagnant batsmen

Feb 4, 2009: I woke this morning with an increasingly unusual feeling in my cricketing belly – one of genuine anticipation

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XIs

World's Dullest XI, part 2 - Deities of Dull

Jan 29, 2009: Confectionery Stallers, the waiting is at an end

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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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