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Sport | Dropping Cook would be a recipe for disaster

4 years ago / 0 comments

Until Alastair Cook makes a century people will continue to call for his head as England captain. However, for several reasons, these people are simply wasting their breath. They are not wasting their time by arguing that Cook is not producing with the bat; that fact is there for all … Read More

Sport | What we learnt in the T20 Worlds

4 years ago / 0 comments

Finally, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, the classy fulcrum of Sri Lanka’s batting over the last fifteen years, were rewarded for their continued and electric brilliance in their last game in the T20 format. As fireworks exploded and Sri Lankan supporters danced and screamed to their hearts’ content in the … Read More

Sport | Cricket – Taylor the man to replace Pietersen for England?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Love him or hate him, its time to accept, barring some miraculous or humiliating u-turn from the English Cricket Board, the Kevin Pietersen saga and his swashbuckling international career is over. As we look forward to the one day series in the West Indies, the T20 World Cup and the … Read More

Sport | Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked?

5 years ago / 0 comments

YES – Ste Topping Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked by England on the basis of the recent tour of Australia alone? No. It’s difficult to make a case for any England player making a good account for themselves Down Under this winter, and Pietersen did put in some more than respectable … Read More

News | Met cricketer's mysterious death resolved

5 years ago / 0 comments

The tragic death of a Leeds Metropolitan student was caused by a sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, a second post mortem has found. Thomas Hardman, a final year Sports Science student was discovered dead by his housemate last November. He was found in his bed at his house on Ash Road, … Read More

Sport | Varsity – In pictures

5 years ago / 0 comments

LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt brings together the best images of the day from the LS Photo Editor team. Above: women’s Lacrosse @ 3G Pitch (Sam Broadley); below: women’s Rugby Union @ HC Pitch, Headingley Campus (Alice Greenfield). Below: men’s Rugby League @ HC Pitch (Matilda Cracknell).   Above: … Read More

Sport | England Strike Yorkshire Ballance

5 years ago / 0 comments

Three Yorkshire players have been selected in England’s Ashes squad for the return series in Australia this winter. Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and newcomer Gary Ballance have all caught the selector’s eye and have been named in the 17 man squad. Zimbabwe born left hander Gary Ballance has impressed for … Read More

Sport | Thanks Hoggy

5 years ago / 0 comments

Jack Fairs Matthew Hoggard, the former Yorkshire and England swing bowler, has announced his retirement from cricket. The Leeds born 36 year old played 67 times for his country at Test level, taking 248 wickets at an average of 30.50. Hoggard played for Yorkshire for 13 years between 1996 and … Read More

The Root to Success

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Stephen Topping As England approach their final fixture of the ICC Champions Trophy group stage, a few things are becoming quite clear: India are the team to beat, England’s bowling attack isn’t as convincing in the shorter format and Joe Root will be integral to any success England has for … Read More

Testing times for the IPL

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Jack Fairs 17/04/2013 The IPL has returned in 2013 with all its usual glitz and glamour, but it has not been such a spectacular start to the world’s biggest Twenty20 tournament for its resident Test Match legends. The Indian Premier League boasts such names as Tendulkar, Ponting, Sehwag and Sangakarra … Read More