6 04, 2018

A Winter’s Tale

2018-04-06T15:55:04+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|8 Comments

The England men’s team can finally come home after a very long winter. 157 days after they departed for the Ashes, the frustrating draw in the second Test against New Zealand brought the curtain down on their overseas adventures. While the players will be pleased not to have to stay in hotels [...]

12 02, 2018

Hooroo Australia

2018-02-12T12:51:30+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|31 Comments

After nearly four months away from home (that’s a third of a year!) England’s cricketers have finally left Australia. They must’ve been sick of the place by the end. But the ordeal isn’t quite over yet. We’ve still got two or three T20s left to play on the other side of the [...]

11 01, 2018

A Team To Win The 2019 Ashes

2018-01-11T15:00:13+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|43 Comments

Who needs Jim, Gus and Mick when you've got cricket bloggers eh? Picking Ashes winning sides is as easy as pie for us keyboard warriors. You just need good batsmen, a balanced attack that covers all bases and, erm, a bit of luck. The kind of luck that unexpectedly kept Starc, Hazlewood, [...]

10 01, 2018

Stick Or Twist? The Ashes Angst Edition

2018-01-10T13:17:08+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|90 Comments

Have you cracked a smile since the Sydney Test? I almost smiled once when I heard Donald Trump describe himself as ‘a genius’, but this was more of a scoff than anything else. I’m afraid the rain clouds are still firmly ensconced above my bonce. We’ve done the broader reasons for England’s [...]

8 01, 2018

Crying Into Our Beer

2018-01-08T18:09:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|87 Comments

So it’s finally all over. Thanks heavens for that. We predicted a 0-4 defeat at the start of the series and unfortunately that’s exactly what transpired. It’s all unfolded, or perhaps I should say unravelled, in the most predictable manner. Overall it was generally a poor series, played on disappointingly slow and [...]

6 01, 2018

Buried – Day 3 at the SCG

2018-01-06T12:48:01+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|114 Comments

England's attack in this game consists of an ageing Jimmy, a washed up Broad, a county medium pacer, a part time off spinner having a mare, and a 20 year old leggie who's only played a handful of first class games. The result? 479-4. It's hardly a surprising outcome when you think [...]

5 01, 2018

Gradually Slipping – Day 2 at the SGC

2018-01-05T11:12:04+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|51 Comments

Well, I enjoyed the first session. It was possibly the most entertaining passage of play all series. England's tail knew they wouldn't be able to survive for long, so they basically threw the bat at everything and hoped for the best. The fact we almost scraped up to 350 was a minor [...]

4 01, 2018

Bloody Groundhogs: Day One at Sydney

2018-01-04T12:20:48+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Ashes 17/18|64 Comments

Stop me if you've heard this one before. England win the toss, Vince and Stoneman get starts but can't go on, Cook can't make it to 50 either, and neither (obviously) can Joe Root. England therefore look like they're going to do well, but ultimately screw it up. The only slight surprise [...]

2 01, 2018

Dead Rubbers & Dodo Competitions

2018-01-02T15:47:03+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Ashes 17/18|93 Comments

Happy new year. I hope your bellies are bursting and your liver languishing somewhere on the lavatory floor. Mine certainly is. Which is usually a sign that a good time was had by all ... or at least by me. I can't comment on those who had to endure my drunken festive [...]

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