28 11, 2018

Brian Lara 501 Not Out

2018-11-29T11:48:23+00:00November 28th, 2018|News|7 Comments

Who is your favourite batsman of all time? For me it's probably Brian Lara. Even though I'm a Worcestershire and England supporter, and Lara played for rival teams, I don't think there's any batsman I've enjoyed watching more. He was so flamboyant, elegant, powerful, and quite simply unique. That high back-lift, those [...]

18 06, 2018

The Monday Marshmallow

2018-06-18T17:31:13+00:00June 18th, 2018|News|19 Comments

Evening all. I thought I'd quickly put pen to paper (or rather fingers to a keyboard) before the England football match kicks off in an hour or so. In fact, by the time you read this England will either be the best team in the world and dead certs to lift the [...]

16 06, 2018

ECB galacticos and the smell of BS

2018-06-16T06:43:56+00:00June 16th, 2018|News|15 Comments

A group of supporters reformed the Lancashire Action Group late last year to lobby for better facilities at Old Trafford. An offshoot of that campaign has been a fanzine called not The Spin. It’s first edition sold 450 copies and now the second issue is about to hit the streets.  Editor and [...]

26 02, 2018

The Monday Macadamia

2018-02-26T16:16:31+00:00February 26th, 2018|News|33 Comments

Afternoon all. I hope you enjoyed the weekend more than I did. England lost the rugby, my club side lost their relegation showdown at London Irish, and obviously our cricketers lost their ODI against New Zealand too. It was one of those weekends that felt like a kick in the crotch ... [...]

24 08, 2017

The Thursday Thali

2017-08-24T11:10:01+00:00August 24th, 2017|News|15 Comments

It's time for another of our midweek roundups. It's what we do when there's no single burning issue to discuss but a plethora of smaller talking points instead. I'll start with Shahid Afridi's amazing century against Derbyshire in the T20 Blast quarter final. He blitzed 101 off 43 balls. Pretty impressive I [...]

13 07, 2017

The Thursday Throwdown

2017-07-13T15:17:08+00:00July 13th, 2017|News|7 Comments

So what's been going on this week? England's women have marched into the semi finals of the World Cup - good work, girls - and the men start the second test against South Africa at Trent Bridge tomorrow. However, the story's that's gripped me most over the last few days concerns Trent [...]

30 06, 2017

The Beeb Is Back – But Is It Enough?

2017-06-30T16:50:24+00:00June 30th, 2017|News, Talking Points|24 Comments

1.1 billion fat ones. That's what the ECB have just secured for English cricket's broadcasting rights. Everyone thought the DUP got a good deal from Theresa May, but Harrison and Graves have just walked off with a hundred million quid more. And where's the bulk of this money come from? It's from [...]

28 04, 2017

Let’s Talk Turkey

2017-04-28T13:05:16+00:00April 28th, 2017|News, Talking Points|13 Comments

So what's been in the news over the last couple of days? Although there hasn't been too much on-field action to discuss, there have been two huge off-field developments - one very good news and the second, well, let's just say it's good news if you're a huge admirer of Tom Harrison and don't really [...]

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