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0پچ پرفیکٹ انگلینڈ کو ایک سخت ٹیسٹ کی ضرورت

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: دوسرے ٹیسٹ, ڈے 3 — England Booming

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: دوسرے ٹیسٹ, ڈے 2

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

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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