About James Morgan

James is a freelance copywriter, author and orthodox (some would say boring) opening batsman. He's written TV and radio scripts for noted cricketing luminaries Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin, and composed an academic book about the concept of US imperialism. His real area of expertise, however, is the cover drive.
11 07, 2019

World Cup Final Here We Come

2019-07-11T17:09:28+00:00July 11th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|38 Comments

I won’t ask you to boot up your phone and laptop cameras, but I wish you could see the beaming smile etched across my face. There’s nothing better than destroying / obliterating / absolutely tanking the Aussies, and to do it in a World Cup semi final is all the sweeter. England [...]

5 07, 2019

Newsround

2019-07-05T17:03:36+00:00July 5th, 2019|News|36 Comments

It's the quiet before the storm. The World Cup semi finalists are known, the recent round of Championship matches has finished, and there isn't a controversy in sight. Somebody smoke some drugs or look out a window quick! We've got precious little to talk about. There was one morsel of news that [...]

3 07, 2019

Semi Finals Here We Come

2019-07-03T17:33:46+00:00July 3rd, 2019|World Cup 2019|41 Comments

You can relax now. At least for a few days. England are through to the semis after a comfortable win against a sloppy New Zealand team that never really showed up. We batted really well at the outset (when the pitch was at its best) and then bowled really well to seal [...]

1 07, 2019

Still Alive

2019-07-01T09:40:13+00:00July 1st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|46 Comments

What a weekend of cricket. I'll start by quickly mentioning the Pakistan and Afghanistan contest, which was one of the best ODIs I've seen in ages. Although I feel desperately sad for Afghanistan, who really should have won, I tip my hat to Pakistan's middle and late-order. It was some comeback. The [...]

24 06, 2019

Time To Walk The Walk

2019-06-24T16:19:16+00:00June 24th, 2019|World Cup 2019|28 Comments

So this is it. Squeaky bum time. Tuesday sees England's most import ODI for years. It might even be our most important ODI since the 1992 World Cup final. Lose tomorrow and we'll be facing humiliation all over again - the humiliation of being tournament favourites, playing at home, and not even [...]

21 06, 2019

Mathews Sticks It To Us

2019-06-21T20:37:55+00:00June 21st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|29 Comments

We should have known better. I should have known better. When Sri Lanka were meandering along at 4 runs per over in the 40th over of their innings, puzzled looks were exchanged, and predictable jokes were made. Nick Hoult of the Telegraph thanked Angelo Mathews for showing him what an ODI in [...]

19 06, 2019

Sixy Beasts

2019-06-21T19:11:52+00:00June 19th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|18 Comments

Yesterday went pretty much as expected really. England were far too good for Afghanistan, it was always going to be thus, and the result was never in any doubt whatsoever. One could possibly argue that England's innings started a tad slowly, but we were never really under pressure, and I doubt the [...]

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