Flower no in­com­pe­tent

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I WRITE in de­fence of Andy Flower.

In Chris Stocks’ piece about the Lions, he stated that the man who will lead the squad in Aus­tralia this win­ter, Flower, was in charge of Eng­land’s team that went down 5-0 in the 2013-14 Ashes Se­ries.

That se­ries was ter­ri­ble for Eng­land and the Press ham­mered Flower for it as Kevin Pi­etersen did later.

How­ever, for the sake of bal­ance it should be men­tioned that Eng­land won all the three other se­ries’ against Aus­tralia when Flower was at the helm.

It is un­fair to Flower if he is seen as be­ing in­com­pe­tent when he was also the man that was in charge when Eng­land at­tained No.1 Test sta­tus. DAVID RIMMER Hert­ford Heath

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