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Alison writes a regular column in UK publication The Cricket Paper. She has also contributed to The Times, Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Melbourne Age, ESPNcricinfo.com, Cricket.com.au, The Cricketer magazine and The Nightwatchman cricket quarterly.

Read examples of Alison’s work:

The Times: EXCLUSIVE: Match Fixing Hotline fails to send out right messageANDY FLOWER & Henry Olonga spelt out their love of country in black and white /

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Farokh Engineer: “It’s the anticipation. The sixth sense. You can’t train someone to be a wicket keeper. Wicket keepers are born.” – read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“Our driver had a knack of just getting out of the way of the far larger ships seemingly heading full steam for us. Our boat didn’t quite make it to the other side, but that was quite the norm.” – read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“If the home ground of Manchester United is the Theatre of Dreams, then the ‘other’ Old Trafford just up the road can be described as the Theatre of Spin.” - read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“In Knight, he has a captain who exudes a quiet confidence, who knows her own mind and her opinions. She commands respect without demanding it.” - read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“In person, it is possible to detect a certain sensitivity and humility despite the braggadocio. He also maintains that he’s quiet, at least with his closest friends.” - read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“Taking a group of players and getting the best out of each individual to contribute to a wider picture of success is the essence of a coach’s management skills, leadership skills and motivational capabilities.” - read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“She began her England career in a skirt and blazer that she had to pay for herself. She finishes it 20 years later as a paid professional having played a significant part in the advancement of the sport that has given her so much.” – read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“Standing in row W, almost as high as it is possible to be in the famous stadium, it was possible to hear the faint rumble of a city train – a noise I had never noticed at the ground before.” – read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

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“The abrupt end to a career and life ambition is beyond gutting for Taylor” – read more and subscribe to The Cricket Paper digital here

Alison also contributed to The Spirit of Cricket by Rob Smyth (E&T Books) alongside various players, journalists and legends of the game such as Richie Benaud, Ricky Ponting, Sir Ian Botham, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Graeme Smith and Mahela Jayawardene.

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