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The Spin | Lord Patel must see off Yorkshire backlash if reforms are to work

To receive the full version every Wednesday, just pop your email in below:Alec Stewart’s memories of England’s tour of the Netherlands in the summer of 1989 are a little hazy. He was only 26, full of anticipation for his cricket career ahead and yet to make his full England debut.

Four ex-Yorkshire chairmen want an inquiry into the ECB’s handling of the Rafiq affair, but the new one needs backingWelcome to The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly (and free) cricket newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. It’s been this way since at least the 1950s, on into the Boycott years, right up to the present day and the ongoing row about the attempts to reform the club made by Lord Patel since he took over as chairman last November.

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