Mitchell Johnson, all-rounder?

Mitchell Johnson, batting at nine, launched the South Africa attack to all parts on his way to 96 not out. He then took 4-25, making light of the fact that Australia have only selected three-and-a-half bowlers. Johnson’s respective averages have just swapped places, so his batting average is now higher

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Alastair Cook, please stop hooking

Someone should look into irregular betting patterns surrounding ‘Alastair Cook caught hooking’ because he seems to be hell-bent on getting out this way. In the last Test, he leant back and poked one into the air in an enticingly gentle parabola. In yesterday’s innings, he popped one up towards Sulieman

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Momentum in cricket

Chris Gayle knows how important momentum is in cricket: “After the first game, we picked up that momentum but after that disaster at the Sir Viv Stadium and the change of venue, it kind of put us on the back foot.” He also seems to know how quickly you can

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A cricket hat on an unusual head

This is more like it. Pictures of cricket bats and cricket items in unusual places to king@kingcricket.co.uk please. Dan writes: Here is my entry for ‘cricket related things in unsual places’. The item in question is Shane Warne’s hat and the unusual place is ‘on my head’. I’m a primary

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