Failure to repeat until funny

From the comments on our latest Cricinfo article: “Ok, the sole joke of the article was silence, and quite frankly it needed at least a bit more to take it anywhere. Page 2 has definitely seen much better.” It’s a dark day. We’re going to have to redouble our efforts.

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Duncan Fletcher, India coach

Sounds wrong, but we’re going to have to get used to it. Some believe that Fletcher got this job because of the brilliant work he did with England (and yes, overall it was brilliant), but we suspect it was more that India wanted somebody jowelly and unfriendly on their staff

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Bilal Shafayat will be back

Many of you will have read this week’s Spin in which Andy Bull describes Bilal Shafayat’s skittery descent to the Birmingham Leagues. Shafayat was one of our ones to watch in 2006 and 2007. Stories like Shafayat’s sometimes seem like tragedies, but that’s only really when the player in question

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Jos Buttler – pros and cons

If you write for a proper newspaper, reporting on county cricket is largely about identifying the English player who did best on the day and then saying that he’s going to get a national call-up before too long. Yesterday, we read a comment from Jos Buttler’s coach at Somerset, Andy

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Nottinghamshire are feisty

Six wickets down in their second innings and Nottinghamshire still had fewer runs than Yorkshire. Steven Mullaney then made 83 and Chris Read 86. The latter was also the score which Yorkshire would then make for the loss of all ten wickets. Nottinghamshire won by 58 runs. We met Steven

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Lasith Malinga’s knee injury

Lasith Malinga’s knee injury is just about bad enough that he can’t play Tests and just about good enough that he can play one-day internationals and the IPL. Sri Lanka feel that this financially lucrative degree of pain could be sorted with some rehabilitative work back home and has therefore

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What happened in Yorkshire?

Rich Pyrah, first-class bowling average of 48, goes for a run-a-ball against the champions but picks up a wicket every other over. This is one of those where the scorecard doesn’t really tell you the story. Having read some match reports, they don’t particularly tell us the story either, so

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