Mitchell Johnson leaves a straight one

You couldn’t make it up. Mitchell Johnson LITERALLY doesn’t know what a straight delivery is. James Anderson pointed one towards the stumps and Johnson, alarmed, thought: ‘What the hell is that?’ and padded up. The umpire’s finger rose. Johnson is probably still pondering this exotic trickery now; planning how he’ll

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Shane Watson throws England’s bowlers

You’ve got to feel for England’s bowlers. How were they supposed to react to Shane Watson? They prepare themselves for bowling at stubbly-faced munchkin, Phil Hughes, but against all expectation are suddenly confronted with a creepy-looking, gym-bodied albino instead. It must be like bowling at a fearful ghost. Not the

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Graham Manou’s playing

It’s entirely in keeping with Graham Manou’s unremarkable tour that it should take us until 6pm to realise he was actually playing. Considering the Australian players with most column inches have been Phil Hughes and Mitchell Johnson, low-key Manou might be a cause for concern. We know that he’s a

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Dropping Mitchell Johnson

Dear Australia, Please retain your erratic kack-hander. His ingenious bowling tactic of surprising the batsman with a delivery that isn’t a full-pitched, legside wide really lends itself to our unsophisticated ‘repeat until funny’ approach to writing a website. We have upwards of 200 “jokes” wherein Johnson grasps at the air

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Cricket T-shirt competition

We were supposed to tell you about this competition a few weeks ago, but basically forgot about it. Philosophy Football have launched a philosophy cricket range starting with the words of CB Fry. CB Fry captained Sussex and England; played football for Southampton, Portsmouth and England; equalled the world record

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