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Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in this week’s edition of TCP…
• Rock bottom in New Zealand – England’s Test batsmen collapse hoping to restore pride after the Ashes.
• Stuart Broad joins the 400 Club, but Derek Pringle wonders whether selectors were right to hold him back to play only in Tests.
• Peter Hayter says farewell to Kevin Pietersen after the former England batsman called an end to his 20-year career late last week.
• Alison Mitchell addresses the rule changes enforced by the ECB earlier this week, including extensive treatment around head injuries.
• New Gloucester first-class and List A captain Chris Dent says he will draw inspiration from Mark Alleyne for this year’s campaign.
• Planet Cricket : Scotland show they are just one example of why the ICC’s logic surrounding the World Cup is backwards.
• Isabelle Westbury writes why Ireland are treading the same path as New Zealand once did.
• Paul Nixon column : “Collapses like England’s happen in Test cricket, it’s not time to panic.”
• Feature : New Essex head coach Anthony McGrath talks how winter recruitment plans are matching up with ambitions to retain their County Championship title.
A model blueprint – Why the rest of cricket may soon follow New Zealand’s lead.
John Emburey column : “Let’s do county spinners a good turn. “ – Emburey says wickets in England are too flat to encourage spinners