So the first test is over, and Australia maintained their long record of success at the Gabba to no great surprise here. So, what positives can we take from it?
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Responsibility is a challenge for all of us at some time in our lives. Some of us develop it young, some never quite seem to grasp it at all. Life circumstances can help or hinder us, as can some luck along the way. Celebrities and public figures face the same challenges we all face, but… Read more »
Firstly dear reader an apology for our lack of recent communication – we both appreciate it that people take the time to pour through our musings and hope you continue to do so. Now down to business. Back in August last year England did the unthinkable and broke the record for the highest ever one… Read more »
There was a point in the fourth test between India and England when the hosts were 30-odd runs behind their opponents with only three wickets remaining. It was a false dawn though and the masterful Kohli and magnificent Jayant Yadav (in only his third test) combined to take the match and with it any hopes… Read more »
During a week in which the world saw a new President elected Commander-in-Chief in America and British Prime Minster Theresa May visited India, it is perhaps apt the first test is compared to global political machinations. The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – and the saying would appear apt… Read more »
Well done Bangladesh on a first test win over England. The victory was thoroughly deserved and the series could have so easily finished 2–0 to the hosts rather than the 1–1 draw. Both matches were excellent adverts for test cricket in that they were testing for both teams with the Tigers in my mind claiming… Read more »
Well done England on a professional ODI series victory against Bangladesh. The Tigers might not be viewed by all as the toughest opponents and the visitors will certainly face sterner tests – but any Asian opposition on home soil is anything but a pushover.
It was, in many ways, reassuring to see the military might of Bangladesh and the show of force they put on ahead of the start of the ODI series starting tomorrow (Friday). Pictures and video clips certainly show they mean business. I heard one radio commentator liken the security to that you would see for… Read more »
So, the 2016 cricket season is over and the footballers are back dominating the tabloids and the TV. What did we make of this year in international cricket and domestic cricket.
One test in, England are one-nil down. Well done Pakistan Having brushed Sri Lanka aside England are in the midst of a much sterner test against an in-form Pakistan. And the visitors succeeded where many others have failed of late, i.e. to expose England’s weaknesses. Perhaps England’s main weakness is a lack of top quality… Read more »