Ed Smith

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Chris Jordan is congratulated after Angelo Mathews' dismissal

Test cricket is on the brink of exhaustion

The rise of New Zealand is heartening, but the preponderance of whitewashes in the five-day game tells of cramped itineraries that demean rivalry

Much to ponder: Alastair Cook and Peter Moores watching England's net session

It's not the plan, stupid

Good performances make all plans look good. The better team on the day always wins, irrespective of what was strategised in the dressing room

Middlesex celebrate their Championship title

Why poor leadership is about followers too

Players blame coaches for poor leadership, but often it's just a case of them being poor followers, or there being better players available for selection