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Adapting to different forms of cricket

The modern complaints about the difficulty of adapting to different forms of cricket does not stand up. Cricketers have had to adjust far more dramatically in the past, for example, in 1973 county cricketers had to play 20 Championship matches … Continue reading

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How foreign imports sabotaged English cricket

Robert Henderson The  governing body of English cricket the ECB  is concerned about the number of foreign players playing in English cricket.  So is David Letherdale, the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. “It is hugely disappointing that some … Continue reading

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The 2016 County Championship goes down to the last day.

Robert Henderson To Lords for the  fourth day of the Middlesex vs Yorkshire match to decide where the  County Championship went  with both these counties and Somerset all starting day as possible winners., The crowd grew throughout the day. The … Continue reading

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The danger the County Championship is in and how to save it

Robert Henderson The most plausible explanation for the ECB’s systematic marginalisation of the County Championship is that it is a deliberate plan to reduce the competition to a state where it can either be abolished or at least left in … Continue reading

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The uglification of cricket

Robert Henderson I started watching English  first class  cricket in the mid-1950s. At the time  limited overs  games did not exist. There were three day matches for   teams below Test level and five day matches for Tests.  Players wore white … Continue reading

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The decline of batting technique and other modern cricketing ills

Robert Henderson The batting of the 2015 Australian side on anything other than a featherbed pitch  has been shockingly inept,  not least because for  twenty years or so from the late 1980s  Australia had top class batsmen coming out of … Continue reading

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Don’t let the elf and safety  fanatics emasculate cricket

Robert Henderson There is a very real danger of  a knee-jerk health and safety reaction to  the tragic death of the Australian batsman Phil Hughes emasculating cricket.  Hughes was hit on the back of the neck  trying to hook when … Continue reading

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