1 06, 2018

The Headingley Test

2018-06-01T18:50:08+00:00June 1st, 2018|Eng v Pak 2018, Test Cricket|39 Comments

Back in the late 1980s and 1990s, England would often travel to Leeds trailing in test series. We'd draft in someone like Neil Mallender, who would swing the ball around corners, and we'd win inside three days - thus keeping Ted Dexter or Mickey Stewart in charge for another few months. Headingley's [...]

27 05, 2018

Ignominy at Lord’s

2018-05-27T15:36:32+00:00May 27th, 2018|Eng v Pak 2018, Test Cricket|54 Comments

It was another awful performance and yet another dispiriting defeat. I might as well have just cut and pasted a report from the Ashes. Is this English cricket’s lowest ebb? Obviously we’ve had worse defeats in the past, and this particular test probably isn’t a watershed, but it’s hard to think of [...]

26 05, 2018

The Lord’s Test – Day 2

2018-05-26T09:04:39+00:00May 26th, 2018|Eng v Pak 2018, Test Cricket|15 Comments

Bizarre captaincy, shambolic catching, and good traditional test batting. Suddenly Pakistan look like huge favourites for this test match. And they deserve to be in this position too. They bowled really well on Thursday and they batted just as well, if not better, on Friday. Well played guys. As for England, I'm [...]