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They'd win the first four Tests and we'd try to nick one at the end when they were all drunk.

Nasser Hussain makes light of some difficult Ashes campaigns during his playing days

Jul 9, 2013 Tweet | Share

We look forward to seeing him in store again - fully clothed.

Jamie Curtis, the deputy store manager of a Kent supermarket where a Hampshire cricketer was caught streaking

Jul 5, 2013 Tweet | Share

One-day cricket is very unpredictable, whereas Championship cricket is more relaxed and more boring, in a way. You have to bowl six balls in the same area consistently.

Somerset bowler Craig Meschede explains why he has had difficulty in adjusting to the four-day format

Jun 19, 2013 Tweet | Share

How can you have a clash of cultures when you're playing against a country with no culture?

Former England captain David Gower stokes the fire ahead of the Ashes

Jun 5, 2013 Tweet | Share

Closest sport in America is baseball. But cricket lasts five days. We break every now and then for food. And we spend a lot of time rubbing our balls on our trousers.

Andrew Flintoff explains cricket to singer Jennifer Lopez

Jun 3, 2013 Tweet | Share

Once I got to 20, I got a bit of nosebleed.

Stuart Broad revels in getting some runs after a long time

May 21, 2013 Tweet | Share

When I was starting out, my dad always took me to the Lancashire trials, never criticised, and knew the way to McDonald's, rain or shine.

James Anderson thanks his family after getting 300 Test wickets

May 19, 2013 Tweet | Share

Everyone congratulated me, except Cooky... so maybe that says something!

After receiving the England Cricketer of the Year award, Matt Prior has a dig at his captain who is yet to win it

May 14, 2013 Tweet | Share

And my tip to all bowlers - learn to bat! Bowling is for mugs

Kevin Pietersen's pre-season advice to county bowlers on Twitter, after telling batsmen to hit it into the car park

Apr 2, 2013 Tweet | Share

I couldn't watch, so Jonathan Trott and Huw Bevan [England fitness trainer] provided commentary. I'm not sure they've got a future in it.

Alastair Cook couldn't watch the final overs of the Auckland Test, so he got others to do it for him

Mar 28, 2013 Tweet | Share

If it was easy cricket, it would be called 'Easy' cricket. It's Test cricket, and you know it's a test.

England's Steven Finn, after New Zealand ended day one in Auckland on 250 for 1

Mar 22, 2013 Tweet | Share

It was like watching Edward Scissorhands coping with a cricket ball coming down at him from a great height

Monty Panesar describes himself fielding under a high catch

Feb 11, 2013 Tweet | Share

I swear I haven't taken any growth hormones… I'm only 5'9.

On Twitter, England's Eoin Morgan has a message for "drug testers" who disturbed his "afternoon kip"

Feb 7, 2013 Tweet | Share

It was in the gents! That was nice, for my first meeting with the match referee

Ashley Giles reveals an unusual setting for a quick word from match referee Andy Pycroft

Jan 21, 2013 Tweet | Share

Even Fernando Torres has to sit out for Chelsea.

R Ashwin is philosophical about being left out of the first Twenty20 against Pakistan

Dec 26, 2012 Tweet | Share

The viewers have got no interest in what I've got to say because they switched off four or five hours ago.

Kevin Pietersen reacts to the slow and low Nagpur pitch, which yielded 199 for 5 in 97 overs on the first day

Dec 13, 2012 Tweet | Share

KP, genius. Where's that Twitter account?

David Lloyd gets mischievous as Kevin Pietersen celebrates England's victory in Mumbai

Nov 26, 2012 Tweet | Share

I hit more sixes than Bradman

When Geoff Boycott says that about you, you must have really kept it along the ground. Bradman hit six sixes in 52 Tests; Boycott took 108 to hit eight

Nov 19, 2012 Tweet | Share

If he drops me I'll never speak to him again.

Graeme Swann threatens Alastair Cook, his new Test captain, in jest

Oct 28, 2012 Tweet | Share

You used to stop for sandwiches in cricket but in this you stop to spit a load of blood out of your mouth into a bucket.

Andrew Flintoff compares cricket and boxing

Oct 20, 2012 Tweet | Share

What a pleasure being able to bowl bouncers at journos today!! Managed a few bruises!

Stuart Broad relished the opportunity to literally hit back at some of his critics

Oct 19, 2012 Tweet | Share

The atmosphere is better playing for Delhi Daredevils than for England.

South African crowds are being a little less hostile to Kevin Pietersen during the Champions League T20

Oct 13, 2012 Tweet | Share

I've had a few phone calls from people leaving messages and you can tell it's not for me, it's for the proper Jimmy Adams.

Hampshire's Jimmy Adams on being associated with West Indian Jimmy Adams.

Oct 7, 2012 Tweet | Share

We aren't here for archaeology.

ECB chairman Giles Clarke refuses to dig over old ground on the Pietersen affair

Oct 4, 2012 Tweet | Share

Good to see you are not here, actually.

Shane Watson greets television pundit Kevin Pietersen after winning his third Man-of-the-Match award in a row at the World T20

Sep 28, 2012 Tweet | Share

That's the leave of a man who's had a draining week

Michael Vaughan responds to Andrew Strauss padding up against Vernon Philander

Aug 19, 2012 Tweet | Share

When we married I was captain of England, good looking, plenty of money, not a care in the world. Now she is married to a fat old guy, not good looking any more, and no money.

Adam Hollioake is not too optimistic about wife's situation, after attending a court hearing tied to his debts

Jul 18, 2012 Tweet | Share

Even if we were here for a month, we'd still struggle to get in a lot of preparation time.

Russell Domingo, South Africa's assistant coach, has a dig at the wet English conditions

Jul 14, 2012 Tweet | Share

I'm regularly asked if I want a flake with my 99 but I'd be disappointed if it was any different

Alex Hales has been ribbed by a few of his county team-mates after missing a hundred against West Indies

Jun 27, 2012 Tweet | Share

I don't care. Say what you like. There's no love lost there.

Andrew Flintoff tells a journalist he can report his outburst against Michael Atherton

Jun 21, 2012 Tweet | Share

Kevin who? It's Ian Bell now who makes hundreds at the top of the order for England

David Gower voices his support for Ian Bell, who scored a century in the first ODI against West Indies, after replacing the retired Kevin Pietersen

Jun 18, 2012 Tweet | Share

Onions? Well, he has a few things to say. Give me back Jimmy Anderson. I don't like Onions. I don't use it in my food.

Marlon Samuels' wasn't so impressed with Graham Onions' sledging

Jun 9, 2012 Tweet | Share

He's a big bear, you just want to hug him. There are no frills to him. He always turns up and gets the job done

Graeme Swann on Tim Bresnan's popularity in the England dressing room

Jun 8, 2012 Tweet | Share

When you look at how many Sachin [Tendulkar] has got, you can see that 20 isn't that many

Andrew Strauss tries to put his achievement in perspective

May 27, 2012 Tweet | Share

Just as well I wasn't on Twitter when I played. Would have been fined everyday.

Andrew Flintoff says the Kevin Pietersen fine is a #fail

May 25, 2012 Tweet | Share

The windows will be in danger when Tino's bowling.

Andrew Flintoff, who lured Tino Best into a mistake with the sledge 'mind the windows, Tino', eight years ago, takes a dig at the fast bowler again

May 23, 2012 Tweet | Share

I had more adrenaline out there in one night than I did in 17 years of cricket

Adam Hollioake says he found cricket 'boring' after his first professional cage fight

May 6, 2012 Tweet | Share

You would turn up on the first morning of a championship match and get a phone call to say he was in Paris.

Jim Parks on how Tiger Pataudi, his team-mate at Sussex, was unsuited to the rigours of county cricket

May 1, 2012 Tweet | Share

I'll come for a lamb rogan josh and a pint

Andrew Flintoff tweets his IPL "reserve price" to Kevin Pietersen as "an old allrounder who can't bat and [is] too unfit to bowl"

Apr 21, 2012 Tweet | Share

You've got world-class players who are sitting in England now wanting to play the IPL when you've got some second-rate Australians getting gigs here.

Aussie-baiting remains one of Kevin Pietersen's favourite pastimes

Apr 12, 2012 Tweet | Share

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