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  1. July 25, 2014

    Cricket Diary: On doosras and the dearth of English spinners

    It’s a bright Sunday afternoon at Lord’s, though some grey is looming over the horizon – and over towards the England...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Much heat, little light in raking over Pietersen’s Ashes

    So welcome to the new era of English cricket – an era so far of much heat, but little light. Oh my Strauss and my Vaughan...

  1. July 13, 2009

    Battling Collingwood shows Dunkirk spirit

    The magic of the Ashes reasserted itself in Cardiff last night when England thrillingly saved the first Test against...

  2. July 12, 2009

    Battling Collingwood shows Dunkirk spirit

    The magic of the Ashes reasserted itself in Cardiff on Sunday evening when England thrillingly saved the first Test against...

  3. December 20, 2008

    Round-up

    CRICKET India's Gautam Gambhir hit an unbeaten 106 on the opening day of the final Test against England in Mohali to put...

  4. August 23, 2008

    Boycott, South Africa and apartheid

    In 1982, Geoffrey Boycott (pictured) took part in a rebel tour to South Africa, then banned from international cricket in...

  5. March 9, 2008

    Captain bemoans defeat

    England slumped to a humiliating 189-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand in a performance that captain Michael...

  6. March 8, 2008

    England go-slow plays into Vettori's hands

    England's go-slow batting left them an uphill battle to save the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. As the...

  7. March 7, 2008

    England go-slow continues

    England’s go-slow batting has left them an uphill battle to save the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. As the...

  8. December 1, 2007

    Prodigy's second coming

    Luck plays a part in most sporting careers, and a change of fortune can often result from the introduction of a new coach....

  9. November 24, 2007

    It's not cricket

    Non-fiction Monty Panesar's sporting memoir makes a pitch for multiculturalism. By Tunku Varadarajan Monty's Turn: My Story...

  10. November 24, 2007

    Monty’s Turn

    Monty’s Turn: My Story So Far By Monty Panesar Hodder & Stoughton £18.99, 320 pages FT bookshop price: £15.19 There is much...

  11. October 20, 2007

    Round-up

    CRICKET England dropped opener Andrew Strauss for the forthcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka. The Middlesex batsman, 30,...

  12. September 8, 2007

    Spin ball wizard

    Monty Panesar has trouble explaining his unique wicket-taking celebration. When the umpire raises his finger, England's...

  13. September 7, 2007

    Spin ball wizard

    Monty Panesar has trouble explaining his unique wicket-taking celebration. When the umpire raises his finger, England’s star...

  14. July 30, 2007

    England nibble at India's 283-run lead

    England have a mountain to climb, needing to score another 240 runs to avoid an innings defeat in the second Test. The hosts...

  15. July 21, 2007

    England storm back from the brink after deluge

    Après le déluge, a deluge of wickets. Given the apocalyptic nature of the morning rain, getting any play on Friday seemed...

  16. July 21, 2007

    Pragmatism behind and in front of the stumps

    It looks like Matt Prior’s second Test match at Lord’s is going to be less productive than his first. A tame Indian bowling...

  17. July 16, 2007

    Round-up

    GOLF Frenchman Gregory Havret beat world number three Phil Mickelson at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off to win...

  18. June 8, 2007

    England in control after tourists collapse

    There will be talk of England’s newfound ruthlessness, but Friday was more about the West Indies’ familiar fragility. That...

  19. May 21, 2007

    Round-up

    CRICKET The pattern is becoming frustratingly familiar. Last year, having amassed a significant first innings at Lord's...

  20. March 31, 2007

    England beat Ireland but fail to convince

    The Blarney Army was silenced, two points were gained in the Super Eights, but England evidently still have much to do to...

  21. March 9, 2007

    The heart says the Windies

    Rob Steen weighs the strengths and weaknesses of the leading contenders and offers his predictions AUSTRALIA At the end of...

  22. December 19, 2006

    Australia power to Ashes glory

    *CRICKET England regained the urn in 2005 through an act of regicide but Australia completed their 3-0 Ashes coronation in...

  23. December 16, 2006

    England throw advantage away

    England found in 2005 that, for them, Ashes campaigns have to be won through days rather than mere hours of cricketing...

  24. December 15, 2006

    Aussies tamed by Monty's flying circus

    Monty Panesar made a mockery of those who opposed his selection in this series, enjoying a dream Ashes debut at the Waca...

  25. December 13, 2006

    Warne shakes off injury for third Test

    It may have signalled England's best chance of clawing their way back into this Ashes series from 2-0 down. But the ankle...

  26. December 7, 2006

    Defeat raises questions over Fletcher

    The England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher was defiant but unconvincing yesterday in attempting to explain away his team's...

  27. December 2, 2006

    Tourists loosen their shackles in Adelaide

    Adelaide is regarded as the sleepiest of all the big Australian cities. However, those who know it best reckon that,...

  28. December 1, 2006

    Poms boost Adelaide's festive spirit

    The English contingent in Adelaide had the first cheer of the day early today when Andrew Flintoff won what was expected to...

  29. November 28, 2006

    England aim for more sting in attack

    England's 277-run defeat in the first Ashes Test has raised questions about the balance of their bowling attack ahead of...

  30. November 24, 2006

    Australia put tense tourists to the sword

    After all the hype and expectation, the first day of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane turned into an anti-climactic...

  31. September 21, 2006

    Yardy's 119 edges Sussex towards title

    Sussex made haste towards their second county championship title in four years thanks to a century from Mike Yardy against...

  32. September 13, 2006

    England announce injury-hit squad for the Ashes

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  33. September 13, 2006

    Flintoff leads injury-hit Ashes squad

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  34. August 18, 2006

    England pay for ragged display

    Pakistan seized the initiative on a dramatic first day of the fourth and final Test, dismissing England for just 173 before...

  35. August 17, 2006

    Spinmeister 2

    How much of an impact will the emergence of cricketer Monty Panesar, who should be twirling away again for England over the...

  36. August 10, 2006

    Russia underlines dominance

    Russia was always going to dominate these 19th European Championships, and three victories last night underlined the...

  37. August 9, 2006

    Pace and spin seal England win

    Having already failed to bowl out sides twice on the final day this summer, it must have come as something of a relief for...

  38. August 8, 2006

    Bowlers give Pakistan sniff of victory

    Suddenly, there is a game on in the Third Test, writes Jonathan Wilson at Headingley. A match that seemed destined for a...

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