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Steve Harmison: Why I Stayed At Durham

October 29th, 2009 by Alan Tyers in Alan Tyers, County cricket, England


These are incredibly exciting times to be at Durham with all the young local lads we’ve got coming through. When you look at lads like Togga, Tegga, Stegga, Superkings, Wor Jackie, Wor Billy, Wor Terry, Wor Auberon Waugh and the Duke of Northumberland you know the future of the club is in great hands.

I see my role as being to pass on what I’ve learned: how to adapt to different conditions – maybe an away dressing room that doesn’t have a DVD player for your Lovejoy boxset; how to smuggle a crate of Newcastle Brown Ale through customs at Faisalabad; how to chuck your phone away and hide in the attic when you reckon the England selectors might be calling to give you the nod.

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John Stern: Farewell Shep

October 29th, 2009 by John Stern in County cricket, England

You don’t get much more ‘English cricket’ than David Shepherd: beer-loving Devonian postmaster who embodied in his modest way the special relationship that only cricket can foster between on-field official and player.

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