Flintoff to Kallis

We don’t know about you, but we’re glad Aleem Dar turned down that blatantly out lbw appeal against Kallis. What followed was as electric as that innocuous-looking, ankle-high, three-holed square of plastic in the corner there. It was proper fast bowling; the kind you just don’t get in the shorter

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Surrey v Middlesex Twenty20 match report

Long-serving King Cricket contributor, SimonC, writes: Twenty20 being the all new whizzbang format that appeals to even the most curmudgeonly of non-cricket fans, we rounded up twelve grumbling malcontents to see this completely dead rubber at the Oval. Many were the piercing questions we were forced to field from our

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Back to the important stuff

We’re generally in favour of Twenty20, but one downside is that it seems to necessitate the reading of one too many articles about cricket politics. Cricket politics is dull and it eats into time that could better be spent keeping abreast of developments in the monkey kingdom. Hopefully someone’s on

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More Andre Nel depravity

What is it with Andre Nel and this sort of quote? If he’s not saying it himself, someone else is saying it about him. South Africa coach, Mickey Arthur, said: “Any time Andre plays for South Africa he’s fired up. I can’t wait to see him bowl hard.” It doesn’t

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Why Rob Key is the man

Some of you are doubtless under the impression that we like Rob Key because he’s a ruddy-faced barrel of a man, but that’s not why at all. That’s just a bonus. The real reason why we like Rob Key is because we think he’s a fantastic batsman. One of his

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Middlesex win Twenty20 Cup

A last ball win is never bad, even if it condemns your hero to defeat. To be honest, we’re a bit disappointed that Rob didn’t have some anger to vent. He vented well enough last year and Kent won then. Owais Shah doesn’t seem to be getting sufficient recognition for

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Sri Lankan tactics

Sri Lanka have always had a good plan when playing at home, but it did have one slight flaw. Someone had to bowl at the other end. If you’re a touring side batting in a Test in Sri Lanka, you effectively play two different matches. At one end, you counter

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