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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.

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

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

3 days ago

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.

It’s a Starc choice, but we know which Mitch Australia needs

It's a Starc choice, but we know which Mitch Australia needs

17 Jun 2015

There are a few observations I have made from the recently concluded series in the Caribbean.

Experienced Voges a Test natural

Experienced Voges a Test natural

10 Jun 2015

In the 1999 northern hemisphere season, a young and ambitious batsman wasn’t selected for the first few County Championship games of Northamptonshire’s season, with a more experienced player preferred.

Windies improving but Australia should prove too strong

Windies improving but Australia should prove too strong

3 Jun 2015

Watching the final throes of the England versus New Zealand series, it is apparent there is something particularly unedifying about two-Test contests.

The stage is set for Jason the Englishman

The stage is set for Jason the Englishman

24 May 2015

If the rumours carry any substance, it’s only a matter of time before Jason Gillespie becomes England’s new coach.

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