24 12, 2018

The Year That Was, And The Year(s) Ahead

2018-12-24T19:42:27+00:00December 24th, 2018|Talking Points|54 Comments

Progress. I guess that's the word people will use to describe 2018. Our ODI team continues to blossom, and our test team has finally shown signs of life too. The year started badly with a 0-4 drubbing in Australia, and an unsatisfying 1-1 draw at home to Pakistan. However, things improved thereafter [...]

15 12, 2018

Giles Appointment Is ECB All Over

2018-12-15T14:42:58+00:00December 15th, 2018|Talking Points|24 Comments

Ashley Giles won't be a bad Director of English Cricket. He's competent. He's a good bloke. He's a safe pair of hands. But I doubt he'll be an excellent appointment either. Words like 'competent' and 'safe' could easily be replaced by 'conservative' and 'unimaginative'. However, I'd like to chose a completely different [...]

29 10, 2018

Australians Officially Go Mad

2018-10-29T13:40:50+00:00October 29th, 2018|Talking Points|34 Comments

I've just spent some time reading the Longstaff and McCosker reviews, and digesting some of the reactions to these reviews down under. I have to say that I'm a little incredulous. Aren't they taking this a bit too seriously? It takes naval-gazing to new heights. I'm not sure if it's funny or [...]

15 10, 2018

So What’s Going On?

2018-10-15T17:35:49+00:00October 15th, 2018|Talking Points|31 Comments

Not a lot really. At least it doesn't seem like a lot. Cricket seems a bit irrelevant with all the political shenanigans going on. However, we do have a few things to talk about before the test matches in Sri Lanka begin - not least the ODIs and who might succeed Andrew [...]

3 10, 2018

TalkSPORT’s Winter Tour Coverage – 5 Things We’ve Learned

2018-10-03T13:34:26+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Talking Points|38 Comments

Here's Adam Kiddie with his thoughts on TalkSPORTS' plans for the winter. Will it be "smashing baby" (as their host might say)?  For the first time since 2005, England’s upcoming away tour will be broadcast on commercial radio, as Talksport takes the reins from the BBC’s Test Match Special. Following yesterday’s announcement [...]

17 09, 2018

The ECB Don’t Need The Hundred. They Need To Be Bold With The Blast

2018-09-17T17:24:33+00:00September 17th, 2018|County Cricket, ODIs & T20, Talking Points|26 Comments

Worcestershire triumphed at Edgbaston on Saturday, defeating the mighty Lancashire in the semis and then much fancied Sussex (Jofra Archer and all) in the final. It was a fairytale in many ways because Worcs have never been to finals days before, had the youngstest team in the competition, and were missing their [...]

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