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A very English perspective
on 4 July 2013
. . . Which is to be expected, obviously, however the pessimism which pervades hangs like a low cloud over Edgbaston; threatening a washout and only occasionally letting the sun peep through.
An enjoyable, if fairly light read, it's a shame that Simon Hughes analysis is, in my opinion, a little 'off the mark' on this occasion. The fortunes of all cricketing nations have fluctuated over time however, while allowing and accepting this for other nation's, Hughes sees English cricket in perpetual decline (blaming the counties system) and ignores the fact we've actually done pretty well in recent years.
Worth a read but the book is more akin to watching a mid week county match than the IPL.