9 09, 2017

The Magician

2017-09-26T09:18:14+00:00September 9th, 2017|Eng v WI 2017, Player Spotlight|22 Comments

The third day at Lord's really could've gone either way. The Windies had a slender lead with seven wickets in the hutch. With better weather in the offing, and Shai Hope still at the crease, they had a real opportunity to post a target of over 200 ... something England's fragile top [...]

8 09, 2017

What The?

2017-09-08T09:26:28+00:00September 8th, 2017|Eng v WI 2017|25 Comments

After beating South Africa earlier this summer, the West Indies series was billed as a mere irrelevance bolted onto the fag end of the fixture list. England were expected to win well. The conversation was supposed to be about the demise of Windies cricket and how Joe Root's side really needed a [...]

30 08, 2017

Joy and Misery

2017-08-30T13:17:30+00:00August 30th, 2017|Eng v WI 2017|33 Comments

Only hardcore England fans who struggle to appreciate the bigger picture will be mourning today. Yesterday's dramatic finish at Headingley was good for cricket and brilliant for the West Indies in particular. A week ago I almost wrote a piece discussing whether the Windies should be stripped of their test status. I [...]

19 08, 2017

Nobody Does It Better

2017-08-19T13:56:47+00:00August 19th, 2017|Eng v WI 2017|48 Comments

I sometimes wonder what Alastair Cook might have been in another life. What job would have suited him in a world without cricket? Because he scrubs up pretty well, and looks rather dapper in a dinner jacket, some might see him as a James Bond character – making the ladies swoon with [...]