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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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Is there such a thing as momentum in sport?

Is there such a thing as momentum in sport?

1 day ago

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

6 days ago

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.

Adam Voges is second only to The Don – and stats don’t lie

Adam Voges is second only to The Don – and stats don't lie

17 Feb 2017

Adam Voges is the second-best batsman of all time. The stats say so.

An expected resignation, but Cook isn’t going anywhere

An expected resignation, but Cook isn't going anywhere

10 Feb 2017

It would be a surprise if it caught you by it.