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Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards 2010

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BACK by popular demand and a few days late the Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia no longer the benchmark for England

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ENGLAND head into this morning’s third Ashes test knowing victory will secure them the miniscule trophy.

The generations of England supporters reared on Ashes defeats will quite rightly celebrate the inevitable victory (even if it does not come in the third test)  with much gusto.

But the poor showing so far from Australia should render the victory anhedonic. Read the rest of this entry »

No cloud in England’s twenty20 silver lining

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ENGLAND’S World Twenty20 win has raised questions about the position of test captain Andrew Strauss.

Will he have lost the dressing room? Will they still feel like “his team”? Will the world champions respect his leadership?

However asking those questions shows a lack of understanding of modern cricket or, simply, a failure to read a teamsheet. Read the rest of this entry »

Swann spins England to solid decency

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SOMEHOW, somewhere England have become very good at cricket.

An innings victory over South Africa, the team ranked number two in the world, is a serious achievement.

Stuart Broad, who looks and increasingly bowls like the product of a successful Aryan experiment, added the scalp of Mark Boucher to his three day-four wickets, which he claimed without the batsmen even attempting to hit the ball.

But it was Graeme Swann, chief spinner, joker and tweeter of the England team, who took the plaudits. Read the rest of this entry »

Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards 2009

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WHEN December rolls around many newspapers, magazines, television shows, etc produce a list of who sank or swam in that year.

The Sporting Chameleon, far from producing any original content, will do the same. Read the rest of this entry »

England win the Ashes

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ENGLAND have won the Ashes, after defeating Australia by 197 runs at The Oval.

Andrew Strauss has lifted sport’s most pathetic trophy while joy erupted around him.

But England’s victory proves one thing – this Australian team must be really bad. Read the rest of this entry »

Flintoff finds his moment at last

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Andrew Flintoff struck the crucial blow in the Ashes decider, when he ran out Australian captain and key batsman Ricky Ponting.

Flintoff spent most of the match looking around expectantly for some limelight to stand in, as Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott stole his moment.

But in his final test Flintoff seized his opportunity to become an Ashes hero once more. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

August 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm