3 04, 2018

Denied

2018-04-03T10:44:20+00:00April 3rd, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|65 Comments

I went to sleep with New Zealand on 91-4. I was extremely hopeful we'd be able to force a result. Anderson and Broad were bowling well, and Jack Leach was causing problems, so it was extremely disappointing to wake up and find that we'd been denied by the Kiwi tail. Credit to [...]

1 04, 2018

The Easter Sunday Sermon

2018-04-01T07:50:58+00:00April 1st, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|28 Comments

It's Easter. The time of rebirth, chocolate, and rabbit casseroles. So let's start with the first of these three pillars of Christian civilisation ... and forgive me if the flow of this post seems random and doesn't quite work. I've had no sleep, I drank too much beer and wine last night, [...]

26 03, 2018

Ignominy

2018-03-26T10:00:48+00:00March 26th, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|39 Comments

Ignominy has been the word of the weekend. But I'm not using it to bash the Australians today. Instead I'm using it in reference to England's latest pathetic result away from home in test cricket: a defeat by an innings inside three days to New Zealand. I haven't got the stat book [...]

22 03, 2018

What? How?

2018-03-22T09:16:31+00:00March 22nd, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|71 Comments

After long and careful consideration, I've decided to laugh rather than cry. England's batting performance in the first innings at Eden Park was so farcical that it's probably comic rather than tragic. Today was a comedy of errors ... and it just about summed up the team's miserable winter's tale. Although I [...]

10 03, 2018

A Stroll In The Park

2018-03-10T11:40:24+00:00March 10th, 2018|NZ v England 2018|18 Comments

Just a few words on today's deciding ODI. What a great performance! It looks like our bowlers exploited the early movement (and we all know they're a completely different animal when it moves around a bit), and the batsmen were completely untroubled chasing NZ's small total. Although I wasn't able to watch [...]