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 »
Posts Tagged: Gary Ballance
Well done Alistair Cook. OK, so he missed out on making a century, just, but to score 95 when the chips were really down took unbelievable character. The only way he was going to silence the critics was with some runs and hopefully today’s score marks a permanent return to form. The crowd’s reaction when… Read more »
Two tests in, 1–0 to India. England’s poor summer continued apace today with a shocking (sorry, appalling) collapse after lunch today to hand the visitors the initiative going forward into the rest of the series. On current evidence it would be hard to see past India winning the series.
In a way I am almost glad England failed to grind out a draw against Sri Lanka. Had they done so it would have been seen by many as some sort of miraculous escape. Backs to the wall, stoic defence when the chips were down. It must not, however, detract from a dire performance. For… Read more »
Cricket is a sport in which most followers expect their heroes to adhere to a higher standard of fair play and sportsmanship. The recent incident of ‘Mankading’ (who on earth coined that phrase?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end… Read more »
For what I am about to say may I be struck down from above…but I am glad that this Ashes series is at an end. Quite simply Australia have played far better than the sum of their individual parts and England have been, for the large part, absolutely diabolical. As sure as night follows day… Read more »
Firstly an apology for not updating the site much of late – along with the other author for this site I’ve been on a drive through Europe. We are back now though, so fear not. So, England wrapped up the Ashes with a barnstorming performance on the last day to well and truly send them… Read more »