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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.

Member Since:
June 2009
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The stage is set for Jason the Englishman

The stage is set for Jason the Englishman

2 days ago

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

Rogers’ replacement will test the strength of Australia’s domestic game

Rogers' replacement will test the strength of Australia's domestic game

6 days ago

When a national side isn’t having too good a time of it, the quality of their domestic system is generally questioned.

Lehmann was the right choice and Strauss could be the same

Lehmann was the right choice and Strauss could be the same

13 May 2015

‘He’s too close to the team.’ ‘How can he make decisions about blokes who he’s played with?’ ‘Isn’t it merely jobs for the boys?’ ‘The team are struggling and need someone from outside’. So they said about Darren Lehmann in summer 2013.

Trott’s retirement is the right decision

Trott's retirement is the right decision

5 May 2015

When Jonathan Trott fended a well directed bouncer Shannon Gabriel bouncer to square leg, just a couple of minutes into his first innings at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, his number was up.

Curtly Ambrose’s method is well worth copying

Curtly Ambrose's method is well worth copying

29 Apr 2015

Somewhere in my attic, among the bags of old clothes and Christmas decorations, is a box of video cassettes.

Dry surfaces or not, Anderson is England’s main man

Dry surfaces or not, Anderson is England's main man

22 Apr 2015

A comment on my piece from last week, followed by events in Antigua a few days later, provided the stimulus for what’s to follow.

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