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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 a bit of
rugby league with the Warrington Wolves and a soft spot for the Newcastle Knights.

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Have England made the right choice or missed a trick?

Have England made the right choice or missed a trick?

21 hours ago

At one stage not too long ago, during the captaincy of Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh, the Australians were riding roughshod over anyone in their path. Over in this part of the world, we stared enviously at all things cricket, even though they were 12,000 miles away. They’ve got a productive academy, why don’t we […]

Trott in the right but too many are in the wrong

Trott in the right but too many are in the wrong

18 Mar 2014

Plenty has been offered on the subject of Jonathan Trott in the past couple of days. Some by the man himself – an interview on Sky Sports saw him giving his side of the story – some by those paid to comment on such arisings, some by those with a considered opinion on Trott and […]

Floodlit Tests are a gamble worth taking

Floodlit Tests are a gamble worth taking

7 Mar 2014

The original intention of this column was to comment on the recently concluded series in South Africa and what a fine advert for the game it provided. And while this writer has to applaud the effort of Michael Clarke’s men – they obviously are the real deal, like many predicted – my colleagues have given […]

Australia’s need for speed exposed

Australia's need for speed exposed

26 Feb 2014

Take away the pace and the Aussies have got no ace. The crumbling effort in Port Elizabeth, in starkly simple terms, was the calamity that had been coming when an inconsistent batting order collided with a negated seam attack. One misfiring while the other does the opposite can cancel out the shortcoming, as can be […]

Lyon is capable of SO much more

Lyon is capable of SO much more

21 Feb 2014

If anything can be said of Darren Lehmann since he ascended to his current role of Australia’s coach it is that he seems to be getting the best out of his players. A team that had forgotten how to win with selection policies seemingly conjured from little logical thought has been turned on its head […]

Perhaps Shaun Marsh isn’t so bad after all

Perhaps Shaun Marsh isn't so bad after all

14 Feb 2014

I feel that I owe Shaun Marsh an apology. Our paths have never crossed and the closest I’ve come to seeing him perform in the flesh is a Twenty20 outing for Glamorgan at Northampton the other year where he fielded for a short while before the heavens opened. So the only information I have been […]

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