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The Breaks are Off

A lad's brags and gags

Graeme Swann's autobiography has plenty of jolly japes but not too much else besides

England's rise to No. 1

'England have a responsibility to win'

In 2005 Andrew Flintoff and his band of reverse-swinging hitmen outgunned the great Australian team in the most memorable cricketing summer of a generation. Back then Flintoff provided inspiration, these days it's all about perspiration

Australian Autopsy

Argus it ain't

A review of the last Ashes by a fan (and a sort of expert)

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

England v India, 3rd ODI, The Oval

India seek comfort in youth

ESPNcricinfo previews the third ODI between England and India at The Oval

MCC news

Floodlit Test could be set for next year

Test cricket could see its first day/night fixture as soon as January next year after the MCC said it was in discussions with Cricket New Zealand

Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Nixon inspires Leicestershire to memorable title

A stunning one-handed grab by Paul Nixon - in his final match in England - dismissed Keiron Pollard and inspired Leicestershire to the Twenty20 title in a stirring contest at Edgbaston

Leicestershire v Lancashire, 1st semi-final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Leicestershire hold nerve in Eliminator

Twenty20 Finals Day was introduced to its first One-over Eliminator as a mad-cap semi-final swung one way and the other before settling in Leicestershire's favour as Will Jefferson clubbed 15 runs of four balls in a dramatic finish

England's rise to No. 1

Bopara the flag-bearer needs to succeed

Bar the government cabinet there are few English institutions made up from as narrow a base. Ravi Bopara needs to succeed to inspire future generations