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Ask Bearders #169

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Bill Frindall | 11:08 UK time, Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Welcome to Ask Bearders, where Test Match Special statistician Bill "The Bearded Wonder" Frindall answers your questions on all things cricket.

Below are Bill's responses to some of your questions posed at the end of his last column and if you have a question for Bill, leave it at the end of this blog entry. Please do include your country of residence - Bill loves to hear where all his correspondents are posting from.

Bill isn't able to answer all of your questions, however. BBC Sport staff will choose a selection of them and send them to Bearders for him to answer.

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Exciting times - but dangerous too

Jonathan Agnew | 13:22 UK time, Monday, 28 April 2008

It's amazing how fast the already frenetic world of Twenty20 is moving at the moment.

New proposals of exciting and staggeringly rich new tournaments are being mooted, while, in India, the Indian Premier League continues its impressive debut.

I have been in Chennai to witness the event for myself, and this visit culminated in the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians which was won, for the record, by Chennai.

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New Zealand make a quiet arrival

Blog Editor | 16:37 UK time, Thursday, 24 April 2008

By Oliver Brett at Lord's

It was, possibly, an inevitable moment.

As New Zealand's cricket captain for the start of the England tour sat down to take questions from the media, one veteran sportswriter asked his colleague: "Is that Jamie How?"

That's right folks, the Black Caps have landed in town to begin a 10-week tour of England and Scotland.

However, until 1 May, their five most marketable players are boosting their pension funds by turning out in the Indian Premier League, so a star-studded squad they are not.

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Ask Bearders # 168

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Bill Frindall | 14:21 UK time, Monday, 21 April 2008

Welcome to Ask Bearders, where Test Match Special statistician Bill "The Bearded Wonder" Frindall answers your questions on all things cricket.

Below are Bill's responses to some of your questions posed at the end of his last column and if you have a question for Bill, leave it at the end of this blog entry. Please do include your country of residence - Bill loves to hear where all his correspondents are posting from.

Bill isn't able to answer all of your questions, however. BBC Sport staff will choose a selection of them and send them to Bearders for him to answer.

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Blog upgrade explained

Alex Trickett | 16:31 UK time, Thursday, 17 April 2008

We have just put through some significant upgrades to our blog system. The good news is that they should make life much easier for you. We know there have been publishing delays in the past and these should be eased.

The biggest change you will notice is that you now have to register in order to make a comment. You can do so here or by following the link below this post.

Registration brings the BBC blog network into line with other interactive platforms on the BBC like 606 and Have Your Say and will enable us to manage your comments better.

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Blog upgrade

Alex Trickett | 14:28 UK time, Wednesday, 16 April 2008

From 1800 BST on 16 April, we'll be doing some essential maintenance to all of the BBC's blogs. As a result of this, you won't be able to leave any comments on our blog posts from that time until Thursday morning.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Sussex still the team to beat

Kevin Howells | 10:51 UK time, Tuesday, 15 April 2008

This is a job I loathe. The only people who will enjoy reading it will be those who will keep a copy and come waving it in my face in August proving how wrong I was.

Predictions for the new county season is not only a fool's game but also if I was a coach or captain and someone put in print that my side would be relegated before a ball was bowled in anger I would think them pretty stupid.

But I got the call and was told I had to do it and so I have.

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Ask Bearders #167

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Bill Frindall | 15:51 UK time, Thursday, 3 April 2008

Welcome to Ask Bearders, where Test Match Special statistician Bill "The Bearded Wonder" Frindall answers your questions on all things cricket.

Below are Bill's responses to some of your questions posed at the end of his last column and if you have a question for Bill, leave it at the end of this blog entry. Please do include your country of residence - Bill loves to hear where all his correspondents are posting from.

Bill isn't able to answer all of your questions, however. BBC Sport staff will choose a selection of them and send them to Bearders for him to answer.

Read the rest of this entry

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