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The Press Tent Daily: It is finally over

Lies, damned lies and… Here’s a question. Who had the better series for England: Joe Root, Alastair Cook, or Dawid Malan? There’s no right or wrong answer here, but our guess is that most people will say Malan. Now there are multiple reasons for this. For one, there’s an issue of expectations. Malan’s efforts across […]
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The Press Tent Daily: Farby days

Sunday, Monday, Farby Days It was yet another Farby Day at the Ashes. There seem to have been a lot of them recently. He’s perfect for them, is Paul Farbrace. The days that go so, so badly that a coach rather than a player has to be put up before the media to take the […]
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The Press Tent Daily: Boycs goes over paternal

It’s been a long, long series and it’s not gone well for England. For the English contingent in the BT commentary team – the only ones to have served a full tour of duty – it’s all starting to get a bit much. They are like a group of overtired toddlers in need of a […]
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The Press Tent Daily: Jumping on the Crane train

In a spin Plenty of giddiness around the English press pack today about a bowler with figures of 17-0-58-0. The BT commentators were talking him up at every turn, with Graeme Swann asserting that young Mason Crane had bowled “beautifully”. Over on Channel Nine, Shane Warne also liked what he saw, although Warne has yet […]
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The Press Tent Daily: Miami Vince

Ashes-ometer We don’t like to get too old-fashioned about stats and data here at the Press Tent. A lot of “data journalism” is obviously emperor’s new clothes nonsense, and we reserve the right to suspicion about anything predictive or anything that farts out a number without showing its working, we’re looking at you Impact Index. […]