So the first test of the summer is at an end. Well done England for a victory for what was really a match of men against boys.
سری لنکا سے ہیں, استعمال کرنے کے لئے اکثر ٹال دیا کہ آواز کاٹنے, a team in “transition” and boy did it show. یہ یاد کرنا ضروری ہے, however, that they kept a strong England batting line up to a tad under the 300 mark – and half of those runs came from the excellent Jonny Bairstow. Alex Hales did well too with a decent knock and must be kicking himself he didn’t convert it into a ton. یہ ان دو نہ ہوتی جو ہو سکتا ہے کو قریب چھپائی چیز کیا گیا ہے. We will never know.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
There are various topics I could have chosen to write about after the third day of the second test in the England vs New Zealand series.
The issues that immediately jump out are 1) another fantastic performance by England’s bowlers against a woeful Kiwi batting line up 2) a lovely return to form of the home side’s skipper and opening bat Alastair Cook 3) four wickets for Swann or 4) the highly debatable decision by England not to enforce the follow on (almost guaranteeing a series victory but greatly reducing the chances of a victory in the match with rain forecast). But today I am going to swerve a little left of centre and focus on something entirely different…
They say every day is a school day and today I learnt something new today… The great moustachioed former middle order Aussie slugger David Boon is match referee for this test. I like to think I have a good grasp of world cricket events but the promotion of the talismanic Tasmanian as a world referee in 2011 is something that passed me by but is something that also pleases me greatly.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
First off a great big cherry bun with extra icing congratulations to my fellow Yorkshire lad Joe Root for his maiden century. Joe – who even went to the same school as me and my fellow author of this website (King Ecgberts in Sheffield) - صرف کلاس انسان oozes. Barring injury he’s going to be an England fixture for many years to come.
But Joe aside there has to be concern at the form, or lack thereof, of the England top order. And questions need to be raised for a team with designs on the World number one test ranking.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
When I were ‘nowt but a lad’ as they say round me I used to sneak out of the house to watch my beloved Yorkshire at nearby Abbeydale whenever they came to town.
Knowing the ground well I used to hide in a clearing in the hedge and would then base myself there for the rest of the morning and afternoon.
Home talents including David Byas, رچرڈ Stemp, رچرڈ Blakey اور ایک نوجوان مائیکل وان (me- مجھے اس بوڑھے نہیں ہوں جو مقابلے میں تھوڑا بڑا ہے!) واہ کاش ان کے کھیل کے ساتھ ہجوم.
... مکمل مضمون پڑھیں