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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.

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June 2009
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This would be a sad way for Brad Haddin to finish

This would be a sad way for Brad Haddin to finish

6 days ago

I feel sorry for Brad Haddin. I know, they are not the words you may expect to see written by an Englishman given that, in certain quarters, the wicketkeeper is viewed as the walking embodiment of all that is distasteful about an Australian cricketer.

The Ashes: Australia learn the lesson before showing their hand

The Ashes: Australia learn the lesson before showing their hand

22 Jul 2015

An insinuation I can’t stand about professional sportsmen is that they’re not trying.

It’s not a crime to slow it down

It's not a crime to slow it down

15 Jul 2015

One of the two protagonists entered the first Ashes Test as justifiable favourites.

An Ashes series draw is coming, mark my words

An Ashes series draw is coming, mark my words

8 Jul 2015

Australia will regain the Ashes. There you go, I’ve committed that particular thought to the screen, despite it going against every patriotic bone in my body. But – one caveat – they won’t win the series.

All we are saying is give day/night Test cricket a chance

All we are saying is give day/night Test cricket a chance

1 Jul 2015

So floodlit Test cricket is about to hit the schedules. Excited? Non-plussed? Curious? Apathetic?

My brother may be right, but can England find Smith’s weaknesses?

My brother may be right, but can England find Smith's weaknesses?

24 Jun 2015

As England have just played a meaningless Twenty20 international against New Zealand (tagged at the end of a tour, just what is the point?) and Australia are netting ahead of their tour opener, the Ashes phoney war will have to suffice for this week’s offering.

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