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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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Salman the sportsman? Am I missing something?

Salman the sportsman? Am I missing something?

4 hours ago

Picture the scene. After four days of cut and thrust in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the outcome of the keenly-fought contest between WAPDA and Peshawar boils down to one beautifully delicate equation: four runs to win, one wicket remaining.

Is it a case of no Stokes, no chance for England?

Is it a case of no Stokes, no chance for England?

6 days ago

It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

Ballance and Vince? I’m not convinced

Ballance and Vince? I'm not convinced

28 Sep 2017

It was tempting to pen this column about the latest escapades of the extremely short fuse that has its human form in the shape of a certain Ben Stokes

Lyon won’t be king in Ashes showdown

Lyon won't be king in Ashes showdown

15 Sep 2017

Prior to the Ashes in 2010-11, an off-spinner was considered by many to be the trump card for one of the protagonists.

The talking will stop so come on Conor, what have you got?

The talking will stop so come on Conor, what have you got?

24 Aug 2017

In a couple of days’ time one of the most lucrative – for those who like their sporting events to be defined by the dollar sign – boxing matches of all time takes place in Las Vegas.

The next step to securing Test cricket’s relevance

The next step to securing Test cricket's relevance

16 Aug 2017

It may not be the sun-drenched climes of Adelaide, Dubai or Brisbane but this week the infant that is day-night Test cricket arrives in Birmingham.