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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.

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June 2009
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There’s more to the game than the Ashes isn’t there?

There's more to the game than the Ashes isn't there?

17 May 2016

If I’m reading the schedule correctly, the next time Australia face England in the Ashes is in 18 months.

Foxes’ success makes for a superb season

Foxes' success makes for a superb season

6 May 2016

Overhearing a passionate debate in a bar often throws up all kinds of gems. Politics, sex, employment, kids, spouses. Nothing is off limits and when alcohol is added to the mix the humour/depravity/outlandishness is increased, often to the nth degree.

Affordability the key to Test attendances

Affordability the key to Test attendances

30 Apr 2016

When Nottinghamshire reached the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup – English domestic cricket’s 50-over competition – the other year, admission to the game was £10 for adults.

Come on South Africa, take the plunge

Come on South Africa, take the plunge

22 Apr 2016

I watched plenty of the game, I read a fair bit about it in the aftermath and I spoke to a few people who were there.

Wisden award the latest sign of Smith’s ascendancy

Wisden award the latest sign of Smith's ascendancy

15 Apr 2016

It has been referenced before but it still sits as the ideal starting point for what is about to follow.

Marlon’s the man for an occasion

Marlon's the man for an occasion

6 Apr 2016

Marlon Samuels is the man responsible for one of the laziest, most uncommitted performances by a professional cricketer I’ve witnessed.

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