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Left-arm's the charm

Nov 17, 2016: If you're an England selector looking to pick a spinner to take to India, history shows you're probably better off with a leftie

Crispin Andrews

'I would like to see England attack a bit more'

Jul 7, 2015: Mike Brearley looks ahead to the Ashes: Cook's captaincy, dealing with difficult players, and more

Jon Culley


When a rusty Jonathan Agnew 'got away with it'

Nov 9, 2013: One of the game's more unusual comebacks involved the long-time BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

Martin Williamson

The ultimate overachiever

Jan 12, 2011: Has anyone surpassed expectations as much as Paul Collingwood has?

Rob Steen

The yips

All in the mind

Sep 13, 2007: How it feels to be trapped in the choking process

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Ian Lovett steps in

Phil Edmonds stands down as Middlesex chairman

Jun 17, 2007: Phil Edmonds, the former England left-arm spinner, has stood down as chairman of Middlesex midway through the season, citing pressures of business

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Cricinfo XI

Ravaged by injury and illness

Jan 25, 2007: Here we look at 11 occasions when injury ravaged cricket teams

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

June 2006

From rucks to riches

May 14, 2006: Nick Greenslade on his favourite cricketer, Phil Edmonds

Nick Greenslade


When Packer stalked Pakistan

Oct 29, 2005: Ask anyone about controversial England tours to Pakistan, and 1987-88 or 1968-69 are the most likely to spring to mind. But sandwiched in between those two was a series which was, in its own way, almost as miserable as the others

Martin Williamson

August 2005

England's last hurrah

Jul 28, 2005: Australia were trying to regroup round Allan Border. David Gower hit rich form. And then there were Tim Robinson and Richard Ellison. After a fluctuating summer the Ashes were well urned

Interviews by Nick Hoult

Taking on Total in South Sudan

Phil Edmonds enters into controversial oil deal

Mar 24, 2005: Phil Edmonds, the former England spinner turned entrepreneur, has taken the biggest gamble of his business career to date by striking a controversial oil-exploration deal in war-torn Southern Sudan, a region to which the French oil giant, Total,

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Edmonds to replace Coverdale

Dec 16, 2003: Phil Edmonds, the former England and Middlesex spinner, has been elected to the ECB's management board for a two-year term, starting on January 1 next year

Wisden Cricinfo staff

County news

Angry Middlesex face up to Ramprakash departure

Feb 21, 2001: Middlesex have said that they had no alternative but to release Mark Ramprakash from the final year of his contract

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