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.
3 08, 2020

Exile, Broad, Buttler and Bess

August 3rd, 2020|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 ODIs against [...]

24 07, 2020

The Third Test

July 24th, 2020|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 general energy [...]

20 07, 2020

England Must Go For The Win

July 20th, 2020|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 draw is [...]

10 07, 2020

Holder Shows Us Who’s No.1

July 10th, 2020|ENG v WI 2020|15 Comments

This game was supposed to be the Ben Stokes show. He is the world's leading all-rounder after all. But is he? We're all forgetting the bloke who's actually the world's best all-rounder according to the rankings. His name? Jason Holder. It's easy to see why Stokes gets all the attention. He rises [...]

6 07, 2020

England Favourites … But We’ve Been Here Before

July 6th, 2020|ENG v WI 2020|17 Comments

Series against the West Indies used to be entirely predictable. Viv Richards, Malcolm Marshall and Co turned up, rolled us over, tickled our tummies, and walked away with a comprehensive victory. Series sometimes finished 5-0. Glenn McGrath would’ve approved. However, things began to change in the 1990s. After losing 5-0 in 1984, [...]

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