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You may have noticed that we’re prone to cycling metaphors (see here and here for examples). This is because we like cycling. We like it for much the same reasons as we like cricket: it takes ages, it’s a team sport heavily-reliant on individuals, different people come to the fore

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Striking the first Ashes blows

With 11 Ashes series in the next three years, this one-day series between England and Australia is the only real hors d’oeuvre. It’s just steak and duck breast after this, albeit with slightly more potatoes than you’d probably want in an ideal world. As everyone knows, hors d’oeuvres aren’t for

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England played – who knew?

Because we didn’t. It was a Twenty20 international. Alex Hales scored 99. England won. Does anybody know anything about it? Are we supposed to have opinions about it? Did anything particularly noteworthy happen other than Alex Hales’ innings? If it did, we might read a match report. Otherwise, we’ll just

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Andrew Flintoff’s world

If there’s one thing that’s become clear from Freddie Flintoff’s slurred slights against acerbic Athers, it’s that the duff-kneed purveyor of forced laddish bonhomie cares little for freedom of speech. “How can he talk about a player like Alastair Cook who is 10 times the player he ever was –

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Chris Gayle takes a look

Much has been made of the fact that Chris Gayle has become consistent at Twenty20, because many mistakenly believe the format is all about luck. Clearly it isn’t, as Gayle has shown. His has been a calculating method: See off the good bowler; cane Joe McMilitary-Medium. However, this execution of

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