A selection of old favourites (or debates that raised passions).
4th June 2010 – Richie in paradise
A feast of 2s at Lord’s – just a shame the doyen of commentators wasn’t there to enjoy it.
31st May 2010 – four bowlers or five?
Our analysis of the first test against Bangladesh sparked a heated debate about the composition of the England side.
5th May 2010 – A manifesto for English cricket
Our programme of reform to strengthen the game and protect the interests of spectators, club cricketers and TV viewers.
18th February 2010 – the South Africa connection
An ever-increasing number of England players hail from the land of boerwors and biltong. Does it matter?
16th February 2010 – Afghanistan: cricket’s new frontier
The fairytale story of world cricket’s fastest rising nation.
16th January 2010 – the Decision Review System shambles
Only in cricket could such a bad idea be implemented so ineffectively.
23rd November 2010 – The Commentators’ Ashes
Who cared about Strauss verus Ponting? The battle that really mattered was David Lloyd versus Bill Lawry
2nd January 2011 – The Ashes Commentators: A Form Guide
England were winning on the field in 2010/11, but wh0 had the edge in the commentary box?
27th May 2011 – The Curious Case of Adrian Shankar
He came, he saw, he was found out. How a not-so-honest club cricketer conned contracts from both Worcs and Lancs
16th August 2011 – Bring Back Banger
In a parallel universe Marcus Trescothick would still be playing for England …. and the cricketing landscape would be oh so different. Or would it?
7th September 2011 – Is There Anything Alastair Cook Can’t Do?
We doubted his technique at test level; then we doubted his ability to score quickly in ODIs. We were wrong. Alastair Cook is the nation’s new golden balls.