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Alec Swann

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Alec Swann is a former Northants and Lancashire opener turned cricket writer. Newcastle United and golf generally occupy his other sporting interests but there's a bit of rugby league thrown in with the Warrington Wolves and a soft spot for the Newcastle Knights.

Member Since:
 
June 2009
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Chris Gayle is the new world order

Chris Gayle is the new world order

6 days ago

Chris Gayle became the first player to reach 10,000 Twenty20 runs the other day as he spanked his way to 77 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their 21-run defeat of Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

There’s only one way to convert the unconverted

There's only one way to convert the unconverted

1 Apr 2017

My seven-year-old daughter can’t get enough of a TV show called Strictly Come Dancing.

Is there such a thing as momentum in sport?

Is there such a thing as momentum in sport?

24 Mar 2017

It is a strange question you may think as we’ve all seen teams, or individuals, get into form which is subsequently reflected in their performances or results.

Surprise, surprise: It’s the Steve and Glenn show

Surprise, surprise: It's the Steve and Glenn show

19 Mar 2017

II still can’t work out what was the bigger surprise; Glenn Maxwell making a maiden Test century or Steve Smith scoring another one.

A problem all round with only one answer

A problem all round with only one answer

9 Mar 2017

I know why teams do it and I know why teams want to do it. On the evidence of the past fortnight, I’ve got no idea why they’re doing it. Fancy taking a guess?

It’s not always home advantage, is it Virat?

It's not always home advantage, is it Virat?

28 Feb 2017

Malcolm Conn, post Ashes 2013 and prior to England landing in Australia for the second chapter of the back-to-back Anglo-Aussies series, made a comment on a home side’s propensity to doctor pitches.