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Best England Cricket XI of the Last 20 Years (The Bottom Five)

…Ok, after this, I think I’ll take a little breather from all things cricket. (Well after the Sydney test, anyhow.) It’s taking up an awful lot of time! First, however, this: the all-rounder and bowlers of my favourite England XI … Continue reading

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Best England Cricket XI of the Last 20 Years (The Top Six)

Am watching the cricket – Australia currently 48/0, needing another 183 to win. They’ll get ’em. Probably. Anyhow, is all pretty depressing… can’t really not watch (it is the Ashes, after all), yet doing so is awful, crushing, and painful. See … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Optimistic After England Lose the Ashes (Part Two)

Right then, the Ashes are gone. No point crying over spilt catches. (A shame, mind, that a few more weren’t at least attempted…) The thing now is to get better – quickly, before Australians remember that beating England in the … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Optimistic After England Lose the Ashes (Part One)

So on the English side of things the Ashes haven’t exactly gone as planned, have they? As I write it’s 2-0 to Australia – but only because, as I write, both teams are currently asleep. Now that you’re reading this … Continue reading

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StatMax Ashes Preview: (Part Two) Why England Will Win

As promised yesterday, here are several compelling reasons Why England Will Win the Ashes. Get these down you as quick as you can… by the morning you should be feeling fine. England Are In-Form & Also Better (And if that sounds … Continue reading

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StatMax Ashes Preview: (Part One) Why Australia Will Lose

Justin Rose won a big golf tournament. The British Lions won a big rugby series. Andy Murray won Wimbledon. All perfectly nice. Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Everton will all have different managers next season. So will Bayern Munich and … Continue reading

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517/1

Ok, for this latest blog I was going to write about Thanksgiving. But what, I find myself asking, is some funny American meal next to the Dionysian feast of yesterday’s cricket score? True, I might well be on the very … Continue reading

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