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.
14 06, 2019

Too Easy

2019-06-14T16:40:43+00:00June 14th, 2019|World Cup 2019|17 Comments

It was a shame in many ways. Obviously we'll take the win - World Cup wins for England have been thinner on the ground than active follicles on Doug Bollinger's head - but the crowd deserved a better spectacle really. Before the game I thought it could be a humdinger. The West [...]

10 06, 2019

Catch This!

2019-06-10T17:52:03+00:00June 10th, 2019|News|5 Comments

The World Cup is finally beginning to warm up. Yesterday’s game between India and Australia was the first heavyweight showdown of the tournament, and those of us who cry when Smith and Warner laugh, and laugh when Smith and Warner cry, were rolling in the aisles by the end. India completely out-played [...]

8 06, 2019

Back In Business

2019-06-08T19:31:37+00:00June 8th, 2019|News|23 Comments

A good performance, a good win, and suddenly everything looks rosy again. Bangladesh simply couldn’t live with England in Cardiff on Saturday, and everyone sensed there was only going to be one winner once our batsmen sped past 100 without losing a wicket. Bangladesh were out-gunned with the ball and all but [...]

3 06, 2019

Yuk

2019-06-04T07:55:13+00:00June 3rd, 2019|World Cup 2019|40 Comments

Oh dear. That wasn't in the script. At the start of play everyone was full of predictions. Will we score 500 this time? How much will we win by? Will it be all over by lunchtime? The question nobody asked, of course, is IF England would win. Pakistan have some very useful [...]

30 05, 2019

Promising

2019-05-31T08:01:05+00:00May 30th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|23 Comments

We didn’t freeze. We didn’t choke. Eoin Morgan’s men started their World Cup campaign with a bang. And this time, unlike previous World Cups, it wasn’t the bang of a metaphorical tire blowing up or the whole engine combusting, it was the bang of boundaries flying off Ben Stokes’s bat, and the [...]

26 05, 2019

Cider and Sandpaper

2019-05-26T12:56:16+00:00May 26th, 2019|County Cricket, World Cup 2019|21 Comments

Welcome to the A&E. Otherwise known as the England dressing room. Players should form an orderly queue and use the Savlon sparingly. It's got to stretch a long way. Here's the current injury report: Mark Wood - Chronic foot / ankle condition Adil Rashid - Long-term shoulder niggle Chris Woakes - Long-term [...]

20 05, 2019

Willey, Won’t He?

2019-05-20T16:42:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|World Cup 2019|26 Comments

The three finest cricketing minds in the land (ahem), will meet this evening* to finalise which 15 cricketers will no doubt receive World Cup winners medals in just over a month's time (big ahem). Most players are assured a place. But three or four of them will be waiting anxiously for a [...]

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