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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 »

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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 »

Onions saves England despite inability

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ENGLAND escaped with a draw on Sunday from the first test against South Africa.

They were indebted to Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions’ 19-ball last wicket partnership, after a collapse from 205-4 to 218-9.

Onions, though by no means the world’s worst batsmen, bats at number 11 very much on merit.

Watching tailenders bat is a spectacle unrivalled in international sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Boycott’s mum could do it better – if she were alive

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RICKY PONTING has thrown his toys out of pram after Australia failed to win the first test.

In doing so he has already turned Bilal Shafayat into this series’ Gary Pratt.

Even some of Ponting’s players have suggested that Australia would have adopted similar time-wasting tactics.

And Ponting only has himself and his side to blame for not bowling Monty Panesar out in 35 attempts.

Panesar is such a poor batsman that I am pretty sure Geoffrey Boycott’s mum could have got him out, if she were alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Monty snatches a draw with the greatest 7 not out ever

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ENGLAND somehow secured a draw in the first Ashes test, after Paul Collingwood led one of cricket’s greatest escapes.

This, despite being battered by Australia for three straight days, means England remarkably emerge in a better position than after the first test of the 2005 series.

Cricket is the only sport where the margin between a draw and a total spanking is so fine. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Sporting beard-off won by a whisker

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I WENT to the cinema on Saturday to watch the new comedy film The Hangover and took great pleasure in witnessing one of the greatest beards ever seen on the big screen.

It got me thinking though – what is the greatest sporting beard? Read the rest of this entry »