How Many Chances Is Too Many?

How many chances should a player get to prove his worth at international level?

And how many chances is too many exactly?

At what point do you ‘give up’ up on someone as a Test player?

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Robert Croft: The Unsung Hero of ’98

England’s vicious Test series against South Africa in 1998 has come back in to sharp focus this week, with Rob Smyth’s excellent piece on the decisive Fifth Test at Headingley providing a timely reminder of the pitched battle that the two nations engaged in that summer.

Smyth recounts the increasingly antagonistic nature of the series, as England recovered from a ten wicket defeat at Lords during the Second Test to win the series 2-1.

Michael Atherton’s defiant 98 not out during the second innings of the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge is often considered to be the defining moment of that series, and with good reason, but it would have been for nothing were it not for another man: Robert Croft

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 17

Writer and broadcaster Isabelle Westbury (@IzzyWestbury) joins me on the latest episode of the One Stump Short Podcast to discuss the Women’s World Cup and the future of women’s cricket in England.

The pair also share their thoughts on the weeks pink ball experiment in the County Championship.

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In The Pink

County cricket’s maiden pink ball adventure got underway on Monday, with a mixture of excitement and curiosity spreading across the land.

Ok, perhaps that is a little bit of an over statement. But many were eager to see how the pink ball would perform compared to its red (and even white) counterparts whilst the prospect of County Championship cricket under lights was equally curious to many fans.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 16

I recap all the cricket news from the past seven days, including the culmination of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the big news from the ICC Full Council Meeting, and looks ahead to the upcoming Women’s World Cup.

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