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Alec Swann

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About

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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The next step to securing Test cricket’s relevance

The next step to securing Test cricket's relevance

3 days ago

It may not be the sun-drenched climes of Adelaide, Dubai or Brisbane but this week the infant that is day-night Test cricket arrives in Birmingham.

It won’t be great if England play the Ashes with eight

It won't be great if England play the Ashes with eight

10 Aug 2017

Now that Cricket Australia and the ACA have seemingly kissed and made up, it looks as though the Ashes will take place as scheduled.

It isn’t a crime to take your time

It isn't a crime to take your time

20 Jul 2017

Watching England’s demise at Trent Bridge in the second Test against South Africa, it didn’t require the predicting ability of Nostradamus to see what was coming.

Pay row: Sort it out, you’re looking ridiculous

Pay row: Sort it out, you're looking ridiculous

8 Jul 2017

Contemplating what to pen a few thoughts on this week, a couple of ideas immediately sprung to mind.

Lose the Champions Trophy for another World T20? I hope not

Lose the Champions Trophy for another World T20? I hope not

24 Jun 2017

No sooner had the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy provided a fine denouement of the underdogs giving the overwhelming favourites a very bloody nose, than the very existence of the event was called into question.

Only one winner in Las Vegas money spinner

Only one winner in Las Vegas money spinner

17 Jun 2017

You may not have heard of Marc Farnsworth. He is the world number one pool player according to the International Professional Pool Players Association rankings.