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England Wicket Keeper Matt Prior Retires from All Forms of Cricket

England’s most successful wicket keeper in test after Alan Knott retires from all forms cricket after losing battles to Achilles injury which he picked up last year & forced him to sit out during last phase of Indian series in 2014. 421 more words


Steven Davies: a genuine candidate

While the KP drama of will he or won’t he be picked rolled on, many judged that while a player of his abilities should slide straight into a side that just drew a Test series against a tame Windies, and had been knocked out embarrassingly early in the World Cup. 639 more words


Sad News

For some time now we have been noticing that LeggieLefty has been “very disinterested”. His last post was written in April, 6 months ago. On a few occasions he has thrown away his post, despite such opportunities as “Red Monday”, the day when Bangladesh scored over 600 and Australia fell apart. 362 more words


Graeme Swann: What he said, really meant and definitely didn't

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Graeme Swann hopes to bury Kevin Pietersen and his autobiography 20,000 leagues under the sea.

What he said:

“I expected it to be the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne and that seems to have happened.”

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When superheroes retire

In recent days, we’ve been shown a variety of ways to negotiate the twilight of a stellar sports career.

I’m going to focus on three: the Fred Astaire for enduring grace and dignity, the Brian Meeker for reasons that shall become obvious and the Honey Boo Boo, for sheer search-and-destroy precociousness. 704 more words


SportingSpeak Review of the Week


Top Four: 

  • Novak Djokovic in China – in imperious form to win the Beijing Open for the 5thtime, Novak swept aside Tomas Berdych in what he himself described as his best ever performance in a three-setter: 
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Review Of The Week

Kevin Pietersen: What he said, really meant and definitely didn't

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Kevin Pietersen promises to shoot from the hip in his autobiography, ‘KP: The Autobiography‘.

What he said:

Kevin Pietersen was the scapegoat for the Ashes debacle Down Under.

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