So, with the cricket world cup almost over, it’s time to start thinking about the main event of the cricketing summer: the Ashes! In the last installment England were once again soundly beaten down under, but they haven’t lost at home for 18 years. On paper both sides have some top players, so it looks like… Read more »
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Apologies one and all for a lack of recent musings – it’s all due to a new arrival in the household which has meant my waking (and sleeping) hours are completely dominated by bottle feeding sessions and nappy changes – yes a little bambino has arrived. Give her about 18 years and she’ll be playing for… 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 »
With a ruthless determination and a killer instinct worthy of a wolf chasing a wounded deer, Australia duly completed the rout of a demoralised England this morning. England simply haven’t turned up this series and a rejuvenated Australia have preyed on every weakness and every failing to humiliate what is still a pretty good side.… Read more »
So the Ashes are under way again with no great surprises so far. Australia won the toss and batted, England came out with the ball and made life difficult for a very average looking Australian batting line-up. The man of the day was without doubt Stuart Broad, who should have now silenced all but the… Read more »
In a refreshingly candid interview Australian captain Michael Clarke has announced the England starting 11 for the first Ashes test. We’re not sure it’s a good thing that he seems to know the team, but the team he listed is the team we would have picked ourselves, so it could be just intelligent guesswork.
Can I just double check with our readers — England did win the Ashes 3–0 at home this summer didn’t they? I’m not stuck in an alternate universe where England were thrashed? I’ll continue on the assumption that I am in fact in the same universe as everyone else, and that England did indeed win,… Read more »
No, I’m not a week late with this revelation — I’m referring to the England women’s cricket team, who have carried on the good work started by the men by giving the Australia women a good thumping.
One of the things that surprised me during the series was how the pundits compared the respective wicket keepers — with Brad Haddin getting a pretty good press, whilst Matt Prior got a slightly negative overall rating. From what I saw I didn’t think there was much to pick between them, so I thought I’d… Read more »
I wasn’t expecting a great deal from the final day of the Ashes. With England still in their first innings, and seemingly with no chance of winning I expected them to bat out the day. Instead a wonderful day of cricket took place with both sides deserving a huge amount of credit.