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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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It only points to one conclusion

It only points to one conclusion

27 Mar 2018

Australian cricket, well cricket in general come to think of it, has rightly been rocked by the ball tampering scandal.

Grow up everybody, you all look ridiculous

Grow up everybody, you all look ridiculous

8 Mar 2018

Australia’s emphatic victory over South Africa in the series opener at Kingsmead won’t have come as a surprise to those who follow the form.

What does South Africa’s poor Test attendance mean for the format’s future?

What does South Africa's poor Test attendance mean for the format's future?

2 Mar 2018

South Africa versus Australia, in Test match terms, is often as good as it gets.

Eden Park run-fest did cricket no favours

Eden Park run-fest did cricket no favours

17 Feb 2018

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.