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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 »

Who are these jokers masquerading as England?

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BURNLEY beating Manchester United, Kim Clijsters winning the US Open, Tom Watson nearly winning The Open.

All of these have been usurped as the year’s biggest sporting surprise by England’s victory over Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia buy the spade, England dig the hole

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ENGLAND may have lost the Ashes today.

The day started badly for them when the fire alarm went off at their hotel at 4.30am.

Rumour has it Andrew Flintoff was not actually injured, he just fled Leeds in shame, after his bleary-eyed teammates witnessed him in his silky kimono. 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