The Edgbaston crowd

Cardiff and Lord’s hosted great Test matches, but the Ashes has really got going at Edgbaston. It’s the crowd. We went on Saturday and much as we love eating sandwiches in the rain, Sunday showed what we missed. It clearly affects the players who were suddenly all very interested in

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Andrew Flintoff – do England need him?

We wrote a post about whether England needed Andrew Flintoff, but we’ve deleted it. The gist was: Bifidus digestivum: do we need it? Companies with ‘solutions’ in their name: do we need them? Andrew Flintoff: do we need him? After watching him clatter helmets, wedge in yorkers and shatter stumps

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Cricket headline of the week

From the BBC website: “Bresnan ready for Flintoff battle” Tim Bresnan must be getting feisty. Wonder what he’s said about Flintoff. “He’s well within his rights to walk straight back into the team on his past performances and what he has done.” Yep. Timmy Bresnan’s ready for battle all right.

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Andrew Flintoff’s celebrations

We’re a bit worried about Andrew Flintoff. Not: ‘Oh my God, there’s a badger in the back seat of the car AND HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ME’ worried, but worried nonetheless. When he was taking his wickets against the West Indies on Friday, he did some posing. We’re not massively

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