26 07, 2019

Relief

2019-07-26T19:08:39+00:00July 26th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Eng v Ire 2019|62 Comments

The England test team doesn't have many strengths these days. But it can win, and usually does, if the groundsman prepares an archetypal seamer's wickets and the weather Gods feel sympathetic enough to provide overcast skies. This is the brew that's been hiding our general frailties for a few years now. And [...]

24 07, 2019

A New Low

2019-07-24T17:47:51+00:00July 24th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Eng v Ire 2019, Talking Points|58 Comments

Let's start with the positives. Erm. Ollie Stone looked good I suppose. And now for the negatives ... What in the name of Zeus's pubic hair was that? I'm gobsmacked. To get bowled out for 85 in a single session is bad enough. But to get bowled out by Ireland? At home? [...]