408, 2020

Schoolboy Error

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|25 Comments

If state school cricket is the neglected child of English cricket; private school cricket is the spoiled one. Both have unhealthy ramifications for our game as Cameron Ponsonby explains ... Recently, I read an article that referred to a county offering a player a three-year contract before he had even [...]

308, 2020

Exile, Broad, Buttler and Bess

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Eng v Pak 2020|16 Comments

Morning all. I’m back. Sorry about the absence. I escaped to France last week and discovered, to my horror, that there was no Wi-Fi at my resort. This meant that my contact with cricketing civilisation was limited to say the least. I missed the conclusion of the Test match, the [...]

2407, 2020

The Third Test

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: ENG v WI 2020|22 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen. We have a deciding Test match on our hands. It's all we could have hoped for pre-series. Are you looking forward to it? This final match of the series could be a good old fashioned humdinger - although I expect much will depend on the fitness and [...]

2107, 2020

England Bounce Back

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: ENG v WI 2020|26 Comments

Here's Cam with his gut reaction to day 5 and his feelings about the Test match in general. Many thanks to Cam for filling in for James today ... I’ll be honest. This is my first one of these. And as I sit at my kitchen table, scratching my head [...]

2007, 2020

England Must Go For The Win

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: ENG v WI 2020|9 Comments

When Joe Root weighs up the timing of his declaration this morning (and we certainly hope it's this morning!) he must ask himself this one fundamental and all-important question. Is drawing at home against the West Indies an acceptable result? Because if England don't win this Test match then a [...]

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