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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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Eden Park run-fest did cricket no favours

Eden Park run-fest did cricket no favours

5 days ago

The avalanche of statistics that no doubt poured forth during Australia’s rather comfortable (!) overhauling of New Zealand’s massive score at Eden Park in the T20 tri-series included one to please brand managers the world over.

Maxwell is Australia’s one-day man. Someone tell Steve Smith

Maxwell is Australia's one-day man. Someone tell Steve Smith

9 Feb 2018

If Glenn Maxwell was intent on making a point then his unbeaten century in Australia’s five-wicket T20 defeat of England the other day probably wasn’t the worst way of going about it.

It’s all about the money and let’s not pretend otherwise

It's all about the money and let's not pretend otherwise

25 Jan 2018

A few years ago, a high-profile cricketer was approached by an Indian Premier League franchise who were enquiring as to his potential availability for a short stint.

It does matter, to say otherwise is wrong

It does matter, to say otherwise is wrong

29 Dec 2017

While sat in a deserted office, the consequence of using all your holiday allocation before the Christmas period, and having an idle perusal of the reaction to day three at the MCG in the hope of dreaming up some inspiration for a column, these three sentences stood out.

No excuses here, Australia have been too good

No excuses here, Australia have been too good

21 Dec 2017

Reading some of the reaction to England’s defeat in the Ashes, you could be forgiven for thinking they had committed a serious crime.

You’ve got some runs in you England, haven’t you?

You've got some runs in you England, haven't you?

14 Dec 2017

If you were given a choice in how, ideally, a series should progress it is fairly safe to say you would not choose the road down which England have travelled thus far.