Vaughan run out by Jaques in NCL
Wonder whether it was on purpose that an Austalian runs out England's captain to disrupt preparations for the next test match.

Channel 4: 2nd Test Highlights
<slow hand clap>. Starts off ok, but then all downhill. Loads of coffee needed. Thursday: 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm Then! Friday night: 12:00 am to 12:35 am Saturday night: 12:...

County injury list anywhere ?
Is there a website with all the current county injury lists of players I need to find out injured players for my fantasy teams Many thanks Dave

Practice Spin Ball
HI, A while back I saw in a shop a kids practice ball that showed the correct finger posiitons for spin bowling. Does anyone know who manufactures it ? I think it was ...

Cricket's a foony game, innit?!
++++++== ..Check out a certain Charlie McGahey, picked for the 1901-'02 England side to tour Australia. The reason the selectors gave was that Charlie suffered from the early stag...

Cricket is EVIL, was invented by the DEVIL !
Cricket is EVIL, ts the work of the devil, made to collect your souls and to turn you into brainless slaves of hell. If you like cricket, you will lose your soul to be damned fo...

The spin situation
Is the cupboard really that bare? I know we don't have a world beater twirlyman, and I see the logic of those who suggest if we don't have a spinner worth his place, we shouldn't play one....

Win in West Indies put in perspective?
It appears that Bangladesh are putting a little perspective on England's series win in West Indies. After the second day of the first Test in St Lucia, BD are 406-9, their highest Test tota...

Hobbs reigns in the shadow of the Quantocks
RC Robertson-Glasgow recalls two memorable centuries at Taunton in August 1925 ++ Jack Hobbs was my hero. He was the greatest batsman that I ever saw and, very occasio...

CC Round 7 : Stats
Record county v county partnerships : Not 10th v Dur : 120 DJ Hussey & SCG MacGill Nottingham 2004 Not 8th v Dur : 73* CMW Read & GJ Smith Nottingham 2004 Som 9th v Ess ...

Are the BBC asleep?
Marcus Trescothick, Nasser Hussain, Simon Jones, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard and James Anderson have all been cleared to play in weekend C&G Trophy ties. http:/...

not a quiz / RP2
If a bowler is injured and has to go off the field after two balls, it is counted as one over bowled, and the bowler who completes the remaining four balls is recorded as having...

caught behind
I see that eight of Kent's first innings wickets to fall against Surrey in their current match were caught behind. Is this just one of those things, or is there something wrong with the Oval...

Hussain Retires
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has retired from Test and first-class cricket with immediate effect. The 36-year-old announced his decision at Lord's only three days after scoring...

quick quiz
umpires You and your colleague are concerned about the condition of the light and agree that it is unsuitable for play to continue. You offer it to the batsmen at the wicket, who...

'How's That,Jeeves?'
Extracted by Sadiq Yusuf ( thunk ooo sadiq) 'How's That,Jeeves?' P. G. WODEHOUSE +++++++++++++= I don't know if you've ever had the same experience, b...

Reeve's on his way....
I wondered why Athers did the presentation.... Reeve warned by Channel 4 bosses Wisden Cricinfo staff May 26, 2004 According to a report in the ...

Uncovered wickets - when
Anybody know what the rules were with covered wickets? I've been involved with another thread concerning how good spinners who bowled on uncovered pitches were. IIRC Laker's 19 wicke...

TFC - first week
AFAICS I scored 1140 (give or take a few). I suspect that'll only be about average - if someone had more than one of the double-centurions though, they'll be laughing. -- Pa...

Shrewsbury's sorrows
++++++++++++ ....On May 12 he went into Nottingham and visited Jackson's the gunsmiths on Church Gate, where he purchased a revolver. A week later he returned to the shop, explain...

Shahzad dropped
Yorkshire have dropped their first home-grown Asian player for the C&G game with Devon tomorrow. They have had to call up Matthew Hoggard to replace him, because Shahzad is sitting his A-lev...

1st test
A great win for England for me.Good performences all round and at last able to watch most of the last two days play. Still can't understand why Trescothic didn't take the new ball on Sunday ...

Drop Giles?
A lot of the speculation about the side for the next test has been based on the assumption that Headingley is a spinner's graveyard. I'm not sure how true this still is (if it ever was). If ...

shameful
Shameful that only now has a Yorkshire-born Asian (or indeed any sort of non-pink) managed to represent the County at first team level. And even then only because almost all the other seamer...

England and fourth-innings run chases
It's struck me that since 1997, England seem to have a remarkably good record in fourth-innings runs chases. This is all done from memory, but I reckon run chases we've won since

Hussain to retire from Tests right now?
I realise this may sound bizarre, but having heard Nasser Hussain talking on Channel 4 after the end of this Test, I think there's a serious possibility he might be about to announce his r...

CC Round 6 : Stats
Record county v county partnerships : Wor 3rd v Glo : 417 GA Hick & BF Smith Worcester 2004 Der 10th v Som : 103 MA Sheikh & NGE Walker Derby 2004 Som 6th v Der ...

England win by seven wickets with 8 overs to spare
NZ 386 and 336 England 441 and 282-3 Strauss 83 (run out by Hussain) Hussain 103 * -- Robert Henderson philip@anywhere.demon.co.uk Blair Scandal ...

Absolutely brilliant...
Wonderful innings from Nasser and Thorpey there! So glad for Nasser - as he's had his detractors - but three 50s and a hundred in the last 5 Tests have helped the England team in a big...

195 in 2 sessions with 8 wickets remaining
Come on England - we can do this. Strauss looks the goods for sure. This is one great test match - all 4 results still possible at lunch on day 5.

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