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September 2009
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Telford Vice: R.I.P. one-day cricket?

September 23rd, 2009 by telford vice in Test cricket


Here lies one-day cricket, dead at 32. It is survived by an ageless parent, Test, and a rebellious adolescent sibling, T20.

That, at least, is the received version of what the cricket family is staring at as we contemplate, not without a certain hollow enthusiasm cooked up by the marketing mavens, the ICC Champions Trophy.

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Lawrence Booth: England need more from Bopara and Shah

September 23rd, 2009 by Lawrence Booth in England, One-day cricket


Like hapless poker players, England’s one-day side currently have to make the best of the hand they’ve dealt themselves. On Sunday evening, after a run of six defeats was ended in faltering fashion at Chester-le-Street, Andy Flower was asked about his middle order, whose contribution of two half-centuries in seven games felt worthy of one of the state-of-the-nation enquiries the ECB occasionally orders.

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Jrod: Cricket's social networkers

September 23rd, 2009 by Jrod in The media

The Champions League is a single Indian Gemini aged 50 with one friend named Tom. I suspected this all along. It is also in a good mood. MySpace tells me all these facts. It shouldn’t be in a good mood; on Twitter it has less than 100 followers. Stephen Fry would lose more followers after posting a picture of Sam Fox naked and smeared in marmite.

On Facebook the Champions League is quite popular. It has almost a thousand fans. The CL is also down with Orkut, obviously trying to woo in the lucrative Brazilian cricket fan market.

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