21 06, 2019

Three Is An Ashes Number

2019-06-21T10:31:19+00:00June 21st, 2019|Ashes 2019, Test Cricket|10 Comments

Style or substance? Resolute defence or blistering attack? Mercurial talent or dogged resistance? It is a fun quirk of this sumptuous cricketing summer that the World Cup is running parallel to the County Championship. And while the formats are very different, players in both are vying for one identical prize: a place [...]

10 05, 2019

What About Sam Curran?

2019-05-10T11:54:12+00:00May 10th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Player Spotlight|19 Comments

While all eyes, well most eyes, have been on England's warm-up games against Pakistan, the English players who remained at the IPL have become somewhat forgotten men. One of these young men was Sam Curran, who not long ago was the darling of English cricket. However, he's had a bit of a [...]

26 03, 2019

Don’t Forget It’s An Ashes Year

2019-03-26T17:54:52+00:00March 26th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Test Cricket|26 Comments

A home World Cup is always a super occasion. The last time it happened I was actually travelling around Australia. We'd just endured another Ashes defeat, and I decided to come home after a few months specifically to catch the end of the tournament. Unfortunately England got knocked out before I flew [...]