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All Out Cricket Issue 94: England v South Africa Special – Out July 12

With the world’s top two Test sides set to go at it hammer and tongs, we’ve got an England v South Africa special for you this month. In another jam-packed issue we speak exclusively to England’s swing supremo James Anderson, have a natter with the Proteas’ breakthrough act Vernon Philander and celebrated South African writer Telford Vice examines the turbulent relationship between the two cricketing nations. Plus much, much more. 

“There’s not enough mutual respect there for him not to bounce me!”
Jimmy Anderson on his rivalry with South Africa speedster Dale Steyn

“He’s a very loyal fella. He’s tight, he’s miserable, but I love him to pieces. He’s like the husband I’ve never had”
Swanny on his best mate Jimmy

“A few years ago when Chris Gayle failed a bleep test, he said to the coach: “What are you going to do? Drop me?” He’s got a point. He’s the best short-form batsman the world has seen”
Columnist Dirk Nannes lifts the lid on his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate

“I was a young man in this country… I’d not been around white folks on a regular basis. Beefy broke the ice and made me feel comfortable in a way I’ll never, ever forget”
Things gets emotional as Ed Kemp shares a drink with two knights of the realm – Sir Viv Richards and Sir Ian Botham

“I start to wonder if I could get away with ‘accidentally’ spearing an umpire with a stump if I don’t get an lbw decision”
Steve Finn considers doing ‘a Nalbandian’ in his exclusive diary for AOC

“He simply tries too hard and nothing invites a “snotklap” from South Africans as someone who tries too hard”
South Africa cricket writer Telford Vice on Kevin Pietersen and the peculiar relationship between English and South African cricket

“I would say today most people connected to cricket are Tories! When I did View From The Boundary on TMS in 2000 I think  I was the only one from that side of the fence”
Stalwart Labour MP Dennis Skinner tells us of his love for the beautiful game and his distaste for the colour blue

“The tour of England was a totally retrograde step in the West Indies’ development”
Mad dog diarist Colin Croft is unimpressed after a winless tour for the Windies 

“The place went mental. All the players went mental, Adam Hollioake ripped my shirt off!”
Phil Tufnell recalls the moments that defined his career 

“With interest in five-day cricket diminishing in many Test-playing nations, is this not the time for the ICC to up the ante by expanding Test cricket globally and creating a pathway for Associate nations to join the game’s elite?”
Jo Harman argues that Ireland’s dream of Test cricket by 2020 must become a reality

“Perhaps the batsmen slip into the comfort zone when they no longer have to face Dale. But that’s the beauty of this attack. With Morne and Jacques to come, there is no time to relax”
Burnin’ Vernon Philander reckons South Africa’s attack has the edge over England’s

“Even his Twitter feed seems satirical, as if put together by some Cape Town cyber-geek to parody the vacuity of the modern sporting icon. There’s a lot of golf”
Phil Walker tries to get beneath the shell of the enigmatic Jacques Kallis

“Now settle down Graeme, you’ve just gone the distance fella – if you bowl there to me it’s going to go”
AOC‘s own Ed Kemp takes on Swanny and Murali in the Trent Bridge nets. He claims he picked Murali’s doosra…

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