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English cricket

England's best selection

Geoff Miller, England's national selector, has overseen the most settled regime in the post war history of English cricket

European Championships

Belgium storm to Division Two title

Belgium 188 for 7 (Shah 58, Iqbal 40, Subhash 3-35) beat Austria 115 (Simpson-Parker 48; Khaliq 4-11) by 73 runs

English cricket

Strauss's search for No. 1

In the Daily Mail Martin Samuel has an interesting and wide-ranging interview with England captain Andrew Strauss on everything from split-captaincy, Ashes preparation, to his concerns of being 'exposed' at the highest level.


Tiger stopped play

To the list of cricketing stoppages, from the familiar 'rain stopped play', to the more confusing 'reflecting sun stopped play', the downright bizarre ‘stuffed toy stopped play’ can be added after an academy match at the Rose Bowl was held up by a

England cricket

Royal party at Lord's

For those worried about where to enjoy the once-in-a-generation (taxpayer-subsidised) millionaires’ party fear not, Lord’s is there for you.

Indian Premier League

Playing yourself in is yesterday's news

The Old Batsman takes a look at a recent IPL game and wonders whether 'playing yourself in' is as important as people once assumed.

Australian cricket

Clarke, Watson and hyperbole

Great knocks are about context, argues The Old Batsman , and despite the endless hype, Shane Watson's unbeaten 185 lacked one.

ICC World Cup 2011

The Sachin & Sourav show

Tim Peach on the BBC website witnesses some serious hero worship in Nagpur in the countdown to Sachin Tendulkar's century of centuries.

English cricket

Grassroots cricket in England is being run out of town

Jim White in the Telegraph tells the story of council-run cricket facilities in decline says it's no surprise the England team is made up almost entirely of South Africans and public schoolboys.