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.
2 10, 2019

Kirsten In, Flower Out?

2019-10-02T14:59:17+00:00October 2nd, 2019|England, News|6 Comments

Things just got interesting folks. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, many news outlets are reporting that Gary Kirsten, one of the best cricket coaches in the world, is meeting with Ashley Giles at Lord's today. And somehow I don't think they're meeting to discuss the latest episode of Columbo. This is [...]

1 10, 2019

Introducing The Hundred Overseas Players

2019-10-15T18:13:23+00:00October 1st, 2019|The Hundred|9 Comments

I have a confession to make. The original title of this post was Introducing The Hundred Mercenaries rather than Introducing The Hundred Overseas Players. I decided the former was unfair. The definition of mercenary is 'one who is primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics' and I don't think [...]

30 09, 2019

Fortunate Summer

2019-09-30T13:31:44+00:00September 30th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Talking Points|12 Comments

The county championship season might have finished with a damp squib, but the metaphorical sun shone brightly on English cricket in the summer of 2019. It was an important year - probably the most important year for decades – and it might have finished in disaster had events unfolded differently. Fortunately, however, [...]

27 09, 2019

Well Batted, Marcus Trescothick

2019-09-27T15:56:27+00:00September 27th, 2019|Player Spotlight|13 Comments

It wasn't quite the fairytale that Marcus Trescothick had envisaged. Rained ruined the county championship finale at Taunton and cruelly denied Somerset the chance to win their first ever county championship title. They had to accept second place, for the sixth time this century, as Essex walked away with their second title [...]

26 09, 2019

5 Cricketers We Love To Hate

2019-09-27T15:48:29+00:00September 26th, 2019|Fun|26 Comments

"Rise above it". "It's only a game". "Don't be a bad loser". "He's a nice guy off the field". Sorry I'm having none of it. Why be all sympathetic, magnanimous, and empathetic when a good rant is far crueller? It's time to let rip folks. It's time to stop suppressing that anger [...]

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