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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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?
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 »
Australia – what the heck! They’ve just lost the series against South Africa following some battling collapses worthy of England at their very best (or worst!) It’s incredible to see what has happened to the side when they are compared to the team of recent past. There’s a big wad of rubbish in the current… 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 »
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 »
On Thursday 23 June Britain (well, England and Wales – the Scots are seemingly more sensible) voted to leave the European Union. As the stark reality of what the nation had thrust upon itself sunk in I was in a rather depressed state of mind. At work I couldn’t even stomach my bacon buttie such… Read more »
The third and final test in the England vs Sri Lanka test series is now at an end after the rain brought a damp squib of an end to the match. So what have we learned? Not a great deal really. We are almost where we were three tests ago. Nick Compton would appear not… Read more »