Alec Swann Columnist

Alec Swann

Roar Expert

  • 158,213 Article Reads
  • 123 Articles Written
  • 183 Comments Written

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.

Member Since:
June 2009
Favourite Sports:
Cricket,

Latest Articles

Showing articles 1 - 6 of 123 | More Articles >
As Australia took the Mickey, so too could England spill Moores’ blood

As Australia took the Mickey, so too could England spill Moores' blood

4 days ago

When Mickey Arthur was unceremoniously given his marching orders in the lead-up to the 2013 Ashes, it was a development that was both surprising and the opposite.

Aussies ignoring the future for a very good reason

Aussies ignoring the future for a very good reason

8 Apr 2015

I generally have to suppress a smirk when the term ‘planning for the future’ is wheeled out in sporting terms.

If ODIs are dead, I must have been dreaming

If ODIs are dead, I must have been dreaming

1 Apr 2015

If it can be classed as a fitting end when the best side win a tournament, then the World Cup delivered just that.

Bat first and win: How Australia vs India will be decided

Bat first and win: How Australia vs India will be decided

25 Mar 2015

After the few seconds of cursing in the wake of South Africa’s semi-final defeat and an appreciation of a New Zealand side who couldn’t have times their rise to peak performance any better, attention inevitably turned to the second semi-final.

Rapier among sledgehammers: Why Australia need Michael Clarke

Rapier among sledgehammers: Why Australia need Michael Clarke

18 Mar 2015

Australia’s thrashing of England at the MCG a few weeks ago was notable not only for the powerful nature of Aaron Finch’s hundred but the efficient performance of George Bailey in the middle order.

English cricket needs an attitude transplant after World Cup disaster

English cricket needs an attitude transplant after World Cup disaster

11 Mar 2015

Is it a particularly English trait for any sporting failure to lead, in no time at all, to a ridiculously hysterical reaction?

More Articles >