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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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Anderson or McGrath? Who cares?

Anderson or McGrath? Who cares?

4 days ago

The Ben Stokes affair has somewhat directed the cricketing focus away from the fact that the world’s No.1 Test side are looking anything but.

A 5-0 defeat isn’t that bad, honest

A 5-0 defeat isn't that bad, honest

27 Jun 2018

On the face of it, a 5-0 drubbing in a five-match one-day international series looks pretty poor. Add in the fact the defeat was handed out by the oldest of foes and the picture appears ever the darker.

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.