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Cricket & Corruption - The Ins and Outs
Betting on sport has been around as long as organised competition has existed, but with sports betting comes greedy punters - and athletes themselves.
Feb 3, 07:14
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On this day: Australia's Ricky Ponting scores 96 on Test debut
Twenty years ago today, a young Ricky Ponting scored 96 runs on his first ever Test appearance for Australia.
Dec 10, 06:00
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On this day: India's Virender Sehwag hits record one-day international score
Four years ago today, Indian batsman Virender Sehwag scored 219 runs against the West Indies, which at the time was a one-day international record.
Dec 8, 06:00
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England in South Africa: Who makes the XI?
Sports Mole picks the 11 players that should take to the field for England's first Test match away in South Africa later this month.
Dec 1, 12:16
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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson retires: Twitter tributes
Sports Mole takes a look at some of the Twitter reaction to the news of Mitchell Johnson's retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Nov 17, 15:57
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Mitchell Johnson: Top five bowling spells
Following his retirement, Sports Mole looks back on five of Mitchell Johnson's most impressive bowling spells at international level.
Nov 17, 13:09
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OTD: ECB bans Warwickshire's Graham Wagg for 15 months
Eleven years ago today, former England A international Graham Wagg was banned for 15 months after he had tested positive for cocaine.
Oct 18, 06:00
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On this day: Viv Richards blasts West Indies to victory over Sri Lanka
Twenty-eight years ago today, Viv Richards scored 181 runs off just 125 balls as the West Indies thrashed Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup.
Oct 13, 06:00
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On this day: England record unexpected win over South Africa
Twelve years ago today, England defied the odds to beat South Africa by nine wickets at The Oval.
Sep 8, 08:00
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On this day: England's Ashley Giles announces retirement
Eight years ago today, Ashes winner Ashley Giles announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Aug 9, 08:00
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Five potential replacements for James Anderson
Sports Mole looks at some of the bowlers who could replace the injured James Anderson for the fourth Test of the Ashes series.
Aug 1, 09:57
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Third Ashes Test: Should England make changes?
Following their Ashes humiliation at Lord's, Sports Mole assesses whether England need to make any changes ahead of the Edgbaston Test.
Jul 20, 12:06
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On this day: Retiring Andrew Flintoff skittles out Australians at Lord's
Six years ago today, a retiring Andrew Flintoff claimed a five-for as England beat Australia at Lord's for the first time in 75 years.
Jul 20, 08:00
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On this day: Surrey Lions win first Twenty20 Cup
Twelve years ago today, Surrey Lions eased to a nine-wicket win over the Warwickshire Bears in the first ever Twenty20 Cup final.
Jul 19, 08:00
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On this day: James Anderson heroics wrap up first Ashes Test
Two years ago today, bowler James Anderson was the England hero as the home side won the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Jul 14, 08:00
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The 2015 Ashes: Five key battles
Sports Mole picks out five of the most important battles ahead of the start of this summer's Ashes series.
Jul 7, 11:55
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On this day: Wales humiliate England in one-day international
Thirteen years ago today, Wales recorded a shock eight-wicket one-day international victory over England.
Jun 24, 08:00
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England hammer New Zealand: Five that impressed
Sports Mole picks out five of the most impressive England players from their resounding one-day international victory over New Zealand.
Jun 10, 15:08
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Andrew Strauss: Five immediate tasks
Sports Mole picks out five situations that England's new director of cricket Andrew Strauss needs to address quickly.
May 11, 11:18
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The new faces of English one-day international cricket
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the six players that could make their one-day international debuts next week.
Apr 29, 11:37
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Richie Benaud dies: Twitter reacts
Sports Mole takes a look at how Twitter reacted to the passing of legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud.
Apr 10, 01:00
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In profile: Australia's Ashes squad
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the 17 Australian players that will be hoping to retain The Ashes in England this summer.
Apr 1, 11:29
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Sports Mole's England XI for West Indies tour
Sports Mole picks the 11 players that we believe should take the field for England in the first Test against the West Indies in April.
Mar 22, 11:53
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England's top Cricket World Cup performers
Sports Mole looks back at some of England's top individual performers at the Cricket World Cup following the team's exit.
Mar 13, 13:57
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On this day: India thrash England at 2003 World Cup
On this day in 2003, India inflicted an 82-run defeat on England at the Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
Feb 26, 10:04
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On this day: Virender Sehwag hits 175 in 2011 World Cup opener
On this day in 2011, an innings of 175 from Virender Sehwag earned India a win over Bangladesh in the opening match of the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 19, 10:14
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Cricket World Cup hat-tricks
Following the exploits of Steven Finn, Sports Mole looks back on the eight hat-tricks that have been taken at the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 15, 10:56
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England's opening matches at the last five World Cups
Sports Mole takes a look at England's last five opening matches at the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 14, 09:43
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On this day: Jonathan Trott tortures Australia in Melbourne
On this day four years ago, Jonathan Trott scored an unbeaten 141 to help England on their way to a victory which would clinch the 2010-11 Ashes series with Australia.
Dec 27, 10:10
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In Profile: Eoin Morgan
Sports Mole profiles newly-appointed England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
Dec 21, 10:55
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Sports Mole's England World Cup XI
Sports Mole follows Kevin Pietersen in naming its England XI for the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which begins in February next year.
Dec 6, 12:04
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A tribute to Phil Hughes
Sports Mole pays tribute to Phil Hughes following the death of the Australian batsman at the age of 25.
Nov 27, 08:07
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Kevin Pietersen saga: No one wins as ECB fail to take higher ground
Sports Mole takes a look at how the Kevin Pietersen saga has had an impact on the future of English cricket.
Oct 10, 10:37
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What we learned in the 2014 season
Sports Mole looks back on the lessons learned from the 2014 season in England.
Oct 3, 11:50
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On this day: Kevin Pietersen century guides England to Ashes triumph
On this day nine years ago Kevin Pietersen hits his maiden Test century to lead England to a 2-1 Ashes series triumph.
Sep 12, 10:24
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Alastair Cook faces battle to save legacy
Sports Mole takes a look at the reasons why it is time for Alastair Cook to walk away from one-day international cricket.
Sep 5, 10:20

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