Toby Roland-Jones’ Debut Worth The Wait

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By Jeremy Blackmore for LastWordOnCricket It was perhaps fitting that Lord’s was the setting for Toby Roland-Jones’ long-awaited England debut against South Africa on Monday. The Ashford-born paceman has a special affinity for the famous old venue in NW8. And not just because, as a Middlesex player, it’s his home ground. Lord’s was where Roland-Jones wrote himself […] READ MORE


Champion County Match Faced With Identity Crisis

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Ask any county cricket fan about the season’s “traditional curtain-raiser”, and they will tell you that side time immemorial, the county season has started with a first-class fixture between the previous season’s County Champions and an MCC XI. However, as with so many things in cricket, there is an element of urban myth about the […] READ MORE


Blood, Sweat and Leaves in the Age of the Big Hits

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How Cheteshwar Pujara, Alastair Cook, and Nick Gubbins are Leading an Old-Fashioned Revolution T20 cricket has revolutionised cricket in much the same way as Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket did in 1977 or WG Grace did back in the distant mists of history. From fielding to bowling to advertising and even to cheerleaders, the long reach […] READ MORE


County Championship: Division One Team Of The Season

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As Division One of the County Championship draws to a close with Middlesex sealing the title ahead of Yorkshire and Somerset, we take a look at this season’s top performers. County Championship: Division One Team Of The Season Marcus Trescothick (Somerset) Only last year, there was a point at which it looked as though Marcus Trescothick‘s retirement was imminent. With his contract up at […] READ MORE