Sky’s speed guns

We’d say they gave readings about 3mph more than other cricket speed guns. That’s based on years of watching Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson and pretty much knowing their bowling speeds by now. How should we react to this? We should all try and make the effort to be 3mph

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Action replays with sound

Back in the day, action replays didn’t have sound. This was the right way of doing things. You don’t need a big flashing R in the corner of the screen or anything like that, but you do need to know that it’s an action replay. Obviously, if you’re sitting there

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Cricinfo’s new design

Cricinfo has changed. This is likely to be of at least some significance to you as someone who follows cricket online. What’s your opinion on the change? ESPN The first thing that struck us is that Cricinfo has been ‘acquired’ by ESPN. You have to say ‘acquired’. We don’t know

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Mike Selvey leaves TMS

Or rather, Mike Selvey is asked to leave TMS. We’ve had a few goes at writing this where we’ve tried to compare Selvey to his likely replacements, but that’s not the point. The point is simple. Mike Selvey has spent a lifetime thinking about cricket. He has interesting thoughts on

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Summer’s not over

The Tests are over, the weather’s cooling down, we’re nearly out of bank holidays. It’s about this time of year that all our thoughts turn to suicide – but wait! Before we wade through the pessimism of another laboured one-day series, there’s a redeeming feature. There it is, midway down

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Neil Manthorp on TMS

Having badmouthed TMS last week, we feel that we should redress the balance and one person we’ve really warmed to has been South African journalist Neil Manthorp. Somehow we’ve never heard a lot of Manthorp before, or maybe we just haven’t noticed him, but on scant evidence he’s now our

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