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Coming in on a shaky 2 for 22, Gordon Muchall more than steadied the ship with a fine 175.

Well done Much!

With just the 5 wickets in the first innings and 6 in the second, Andre has just put in the first big wicket haul of the season for Nottingham.  He helped blow away Hampshire at Trent Bridge within three days.

Of 7 Championship matches, only Yorkshire v Durham and Glamorgan v Gloucestershire are still in play.  Wickets have been the order of the day.

Championship cricket boring?

An emotional day in a lot of ways.  Not only was Graham Onions back on the competitive field for the first time in 14 months.  He took 5 for 53, nice, as he seems to have come back where he left off; taking plenty of wickets.

But it also saw our whole attack looking like the attack of old, the attack of Championship winning form.  Demolishing Yorkshire for 149 in 60 overs.  After us not getting any bowling points in this fixture this time last year it was just the best to see the attack back to how we know it can be.  I wish had been there.

OK a week till Durham play their first match, and the team photo’s have been done….  This is from last year and it has had the Ceci and Mel treatment, needless to say I have always loved it.

If you have not come across their brand of quick of the draw, topical hilarity,  click on this Swanning About link right away.  Class acts don’t come much classier!

Oh yeah they are not overly fond of the ECB either…

Do they make them like that any more?  Legendary England and Surrey cricketer Sir Alec Bedser has passed on.

236 Test wickets at 24.89 and a staggering 1924 first class wickets at 20.41, that really is quite something.  Perhaps bringing back the balance between bat and ball to the longer forms of cricket might be a fitting lasting tribute?

I suspend Mitch watch for a moment to turn my attention to my own team playing with the pink balls in the desert and what does Mitch go and do?  He goes and bags a 10 wicket hall against New Zealand.

10 for 132, his second test 10 fer and 41 wickets for 25.90 this season, looks like he has got over the Styris indecent!

I have always really liked Goswami, she always looked the real deal.   Here are some blurry pictures from India’s visit of 2006.

A bowler who has an ODI average of 120 wickets @ 21.66 and  a Test average of 33 wickets at 16.33,  Jhulan Goswami has climbed to top the women’s  ODI bowling rankings, after India’s recent series win against England.

Always known as an outstanding fielder, Colly took his 100th ODI catch today, Mahmudallah off of Swanns bowling. He also contributed to England’s win by top scoring with 75 runs.

This winter in ODI’s he’s passed the 100 wickets milestone.  He also has over 4500 runs on the clock.  A truly outstanding English all-rounder.

No matter if it’s limited overs or Test cricket Tendulkar can pull the goods out of the bag.  Today it was the first double century in a one day match, against strong opposition; the South Africans.  Well done Sir!  [And that was some wagon wheel too!]

And yes – a picture of Tendulkar as a Test bowler – what else did you expect from this blog?

In the second ODI against India, England women’s top bowler struck with 5 for 22, a career best.  This time in a tight 3 run win over India.  Jenny Gunn also did well adding 64 runs and 2 wickets at 38.