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The 51allout Bargain Basement Book Bonanza: Mark Nicholas’s A Beautiful Game

We read Mark Nicholas’s book, so you don’t have to be sick.

No Comments | October 23, 2017 | | Opinion | Tags: ,
Craig Overton

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: Far From Overton

The 51allout well of optimism continues to gush forth, like Mark Nicholas every sodding minute of the day.

No Comments | October 16, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,
Ben Foakes

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: That’s All Foakes!

One of the great series about one of the great series continues with a team selection based on rhyming names and little else.

No Comments | October 11, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,
Dawid Malan

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: Dawid A Little Help From My Friends

In the first of an inevitably painful new series, 51allout attempts to be positive about England’s upcoming Ashes defeat.

No Comments | October 9, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
When more people turn up to a pre-tournament trophy presentation than the actual games, you know you have problems.
Which leaves the Mitch Marsh fan club with precisely one member.

Ashes Selection Ponderings: Should Australia Ditch The All-Rounder?

What is the answer to all life’s problems? Gin. But James Pattinson comes a close second.

5 Comments | September 28, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
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Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail: Australia Gear Up For The Ashes

An article in which we get very sweary about each sides Ashes preparations. Plus some cat gifs.

No Comments | September 14, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,
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Cricinfo vs. Cricbuzz: The Bout To Knock The Other Guy Out

2017 has been a year of upheavals of world wide historical import. Trump, May, Taylor Swift. But the battle over online ball-by-ball coverage looks to be the most controversial and far-reaching yet.

1 Comment | September 1, 2017 | | Opinion | Tags: ,
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The 51allout Bargain Basement Book Bonanza: Mike Brearley’s The Art of Captaincy

Slightly better than Keaton Jennings: My Story So Far

No Comments | August 21, 2017 | | Opinion | Tags: , ,
Joe Root

England Test Ladder

It’s back despite no demand…the England Test Ladder.

No Comments | August 10, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , , ,