SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Bayliss should be saying bye-bye

Within minutes of an embarrassing Ashes drubbing coming to an inevitable conclusion, English heads were already being buried in the sand.

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Rob Sayer bowling for England Under 19s.

LATEST NEWS: Local first-class cricketer appeals for help

A former Peterborough Town cricketer is seeking sponsorship to help strengthen a promising first-class career.

Neil Taylor.

TOP COACHING: Academy starts soon at Wisbech Grammar School

Wisbech Grammar School are launching a cricket academy for youngsters later this month.

Boring Jose Mourinho.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: When will the madness end? A stain on the Premier League and a salute to one of our greatest sportsmen

The transfer window hadn’t even officially opened and the worst piece of business of 2018 had already been completed with the sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Burnley have bored their way into the top six, Spurs stand still, too much cash in football and local cricket, the real sports personality of 2017

Sean Dyche is second only to Pep Guardiola as the current media darling within Premier League management, for reasons that completely baffle me.

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Peterborough Town's head youth coach Jamie Smith.

COACHING: Come and learn from the biggest and best club in the Peterborough area

Peterborough Town’s popular winter junior indoor training starts on Friday, January 12 at Thomas Deacon Academy.

Joe Dawborn has left Peterborough Town for Eaton Socon.

BREAKING NEWS: Blow for Peterborough Town as star man departs

Peterborough Town have suffered a close season blow as star fast bowler Joe Dawborn has left Bretton Gate.

Michy Batshuayi  in action for Chelsea at MK Dons.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Chelsea should concentrate on the Checkatrade, two fingers from Rocket Ronnie, rubbish refs, ban Jesus

Chelsea drawing Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League means they can concentrate on the one competition they might still win - the Checkatrade Trophy.

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England's Dawid Malan acknowlegdes the crowd as he walks off at stumps. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire

ASHES TEST: Century-maker Malan played for Peterborough Town

England’s Ashes hero of the day Dawid Malan was once a Peterborough Town cricketer.

Gary Freear in action for Wisbech.

Rutland League have been quick on the draws

Holders Wisbech will start their defence of the Rutland League’s John Wilcox Trophy with an away game at Isham.

Ben Stokes has cost England the Ashes.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Stokes is a villain, Sterling is a hero, another Ausse bashing on the way, big club bias, Hamilton is the Formula One equivalent of Celtic

I have no doubt Ben Stokes will be given a hero’s welcome when he returns to the England cricket team.

Graeme Swann is a terrible commentator.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Inane rather than entertaining, BT cricket commentators need to learn from Sky’s peerless coverage

It probably wouldn’t be easy telling a joke straight after Peter Kay, or attempting a 20 foot putt after Jordan Spieth.


Ashes column: Men behaving badly

If it hadn’t been for Kerry Packer, World Series Cricket and the smartphone, England’s Ben Stokes might well be out in Australia defending the Ashes, this winter, rather than waiting at home to see if he’ll be charged with actual bodily harm, after that brawl in Bristol, last September.

Sledging legend Ajaz Akhtar.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Thank goodness the tedious sledging will soon be over

How relieved I was when David Haye slipped over and hurt his arm.

Paul McMahon bowling for Peterborough Town.

LATEST NEWS: Peterborough Town say farewell to their top-class professional

Peterborough Town have said farewell to one of local cricket’s most successful club professionals.

Market Deeping Cricket's Club's new heavy-duty roller.

CRICKET: Market Deeping are on a roll

Market Deeping Cricket Club have recently benefited from a £35,000 investment from local construction business Mick George Ltd.

Award winners pictured from the left are Russ Evans (Ryans dad), Stuart Dockerill, Simon Brown, Mark Wheat and Jon Moulds.

AWARDS NIGHT: Trophy double for Snart

Castor Cricket Club held their annual presentation of awards at Peterborough Milton Golf Club.

England skipper Joe Root (left) with coach Paul Farbrace.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Blame the system as much as the selectors

That rumbling noise coming from Down Under has been caused by Australian cricket fans laughing their heads off at England’s Ashes squad.

Ajaz Akhtar on his way to 58 for Barnack against Market Deeping. The wicket-keeper is Dave Sargeant. Photo: David Lowndes.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Deeping down after a dramatic final day

The most competitive Rutland Division One season for years received the finale it deserved yesterday (September 24).

Key Barnack player Asim Butt.

PREVIEW: Battle to be re-joined at Barnack

There’s a second attempt to play the big Rutland Division One relegation battle between Barnack and Market Deeping on Sunday (September 24, 12.30pm).

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