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Alec Swann

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

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

1 day ago

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.

Smith was right. Just look at the scoreboard

Smith was right. Just look at the scoreboard

7 Dec 2017

“I was a little bit nervous. On another day I might decide to go another way, but we’ve won the Test match, so it’s irrelevant.”

England headbutting themselves is a better story

England headbutting themselves is a better story

29 Nov 2017

I’ve only ever seen headbutt. The deliverer was a footballer, not having the best of days and deciding the bloke marking him had crossed some imaginary line, who was sent for an early bath after rearranging the facial features of the aforementioned defender.

Can the talking stop now? It’s time for the real contest

Can the talking stop now? It's time for the real contest

23 Nov 2017

When the likes of the usually reserved Nathan Lyon start to indiscriminately toss verbal grenades you know it’s about time the action proper got underway.

The Australia opening dilemma is nothing of the sort

The Australia opening dilemma is nothing of the sort

15 Nov 2017

Cricket selection is not a difficult business.

An Ashes positive England should hang on to

An Ashes positive England should hang on to

4 Nov 2017

As far as phoney wars go, the pre-Ashes offerings have been fairly standard fare.