Rating Mark Ramprakash’s career

We long ago had our say about whether Mark Ramprakash could have been an England great if he’d been treated differently. Our stance is: ‘Well maybe, but that don’t change owt’. Today, for once, we’d like to focus on what he DID achieve, because that was pretty extraordinary. Scoring 2,000

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Flimsy headline of the week

From the BBC: “Ramprakash in England contention”. How have they deduced that this is the case? Because when asked about the likelihood of Ramprakash’s selection, England national selector, Geoff Miller, said: “I’m not ruling anybody out.” We’d have gone with “Geoff Capes in England contention” on the grounds that he

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Mark Ramprakash moves to 98

That’s 98 first-class hundreds, you understand. OBVIOUSLY he’s gone past a hundred in the match. And obviously he’s not out as well. He’s just returned to the crease and Lancashire’s bowlers will be drying their eyes. Mark Ramprakash has hit a hundred in each of his last three championship innings,

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