Cricket is the new football

(England v Australia, Third Test, Old Trafford)

Excellent newspaper and media round-up by my Cricinfo colleague par excellence, Jenny Thompson, including such gems as:

More prosaically, The Times reported that England cricket shirts are outselling football strips across the country, and even reported on a 20% upsurge in sales of cucumber, scones and tea: “all staple ingredients for a good afternoon tea at the cricket, suggesting newcomers to the sport enjoy all aspects associated with watching it”.

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