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Edward Pearce advises David Lloyd on how to sort out English cricket

By Edward Pearce   May 1996

It is a proposition beyond contradiction that if things are run badly, they could be run better. Having suggested in Prospect last month that the Royal Opera House would be a better place if it employed junior designers who could paint, and directors bumped down to stage management, let me now give the national game a look over.

English cricket has had a horrible time in South Africa and an even worse one in the limited-over World Cup. This raises two questions: could England be strengthened immediately by different selection and management? And in the long term, how do we…

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