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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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Let’s prepare for a World Cup! Actually, let’s not

Let's prepare for a World Cup! Actually, let's not

23 hours ago

As far as 20-over games go, the England versus Australia encounter in Cardiff on Sunday was pretty good: plenty of runs scored and a finish that went right down to the wire.

An opening question for both sets of selectors

An opening question for both sets of selectors

26 Aug 2015

Both Australia and England have one conundrum to solve before their relentless Test schedules gather pace once again.

A composite Ashes XI: It’s England 7-4 Australia

A composite Ashes XI: It's England 7-4 Australia

20 Aug 2015

Composite XIs are normally selected at the conclusion of a series, but seeing as England have already claimed victory and are sat in the clubhouse with the proverbial celebratory pint, you can have this choice earlier than planned.

England highlight the shortcomings of Australia and bookies alike

England highlight the shortcomings of Australia and bookies alike

12 Aug 2015

Once Australia left Edgbaston with their tails between their legs, the result of a sub-standard performance, they were always going to find the series difficult.

It’s time for the Adams of the Ashes to stand up and be counted

It's time for the Adams of the Ashes to stand up and be counted

5 Aug 2015

At the time of writing, England had confirmed all but one of their starting XI for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge and news was yet to filter out of the Australian camp.

This would be a sad way for Brad Haddin to finish

This would be a sad way for Brad Haddin to finish

29 Jul 2015

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.

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