25 06, 2018

5-0

2018-06-25T10:02:40+00:00June 25th, 2018|ODIs & T20|11 Comments

What a weekend for English sport. The football team won 6-1 at the World Cup, the rugby team finally found a way to beat South Africa, and our ODI cricket side pinched a remarkable victory from the jaws of what would've been a completely inept defeat. And it was all thanks to [...]

22 06, 2018

Plodders And Pies

2018-06-22T11:25:16+00:00June 22nd, 2018|ODIs & T20|22 Comments

Back in the late 80s, I think it was 1989 to be exact, a famous Aussie journalist referred to England's bowlers as "pie-chuckers". It was the first time I'd heard this remarkably effective insult. It seemed so apt. The Aussies had bowlers like Merv Hughes, a cricketing psychopath who bristled with aggression. [...]

20 06, 2018

Carnage

2018-06-20T09:20:19+00:00June 20th, 2018|ODIs & T20|27 Comments

So how's the new job working out, Mr Langer? England scored a world record 481-6 in 50 overs against Australia at Trent Bridge yesterday. Yep, that's four hundred and eighty one runs in just one white ball innings. It was absolute carnage as Roy, Bairstow, Hales, and Morgan destroyed an Australian bowling [...]

11 06, 2018

Power of Scotland

2018-06-11T09:50:06+00:00June 11th, 2018|ODIs & T20|40 Comments

Remember when we used to laugh off our ODI humiliations by saying "well, we don't really take white ball cricket seriously ... it's the Test team that counts"? Scotland humiliated England in Edinburgh yesterday. We were the world's No.1 ranked ODI side. Scotland hadn't even qualified for the next World Cup. Yet [...]

7 03, 2018

ICC Hears Test Cricket’s SOS

2018-03-07T10:33:35+00:00March 7th, 2018|ODIs & T20, Talking Points|25 Comments

There was a fantastic ODI in Dunedin overnight. England scored 335 on a small ground (which was slightly better than par imho), and New Zealand chased it down thanks to Ross Taylor's sublime 181*. He's not bad that Taylor. However, it would certainly help if England could find a world class bowler [...]

7 02, 2018

England Lose Some Cricket Match

2018-02-07T14:56:39+00:00February 7th, 2018|ODIs & T20|21 Comments

When I sat down at my desk this morning, I briefly checked Cricinfo to see if anything interesting had happened in the cricket world. Maybe Giles Clarke had decided to identify as a woman after being deeply moved by yesterdays Suffragette celebrations? What I found was considerably less interesting. England were playing [...]

29 01, 2018

England’s 4-1 Win Is 2010/11 In Reverse

2018-01-29T12:52:54+00:00January 29th, 2018|ODIs & T20|17 Comments

It’s a nice feeling to beat Australia 4-1 in their own backyard. I remember a time in the 90s when we were well beaten by Australia A so I’ll definitely take this emphatic win. Obviously the depth in Aussie cricket was immense in those dark days – I reckon their A side [...]

26 01, 2018

Tour Officially A Disaster Now

2018-01-26T13:18:03+00:00January 26th, 2018|ODIs & T20|15 Comments

And it was all going so well. Although we lost the warm up to this ODI series, otherwise know as 'The Ashes', by four games to nil, the main event was going swimmingly. Our white ball heroes had been in dominant form and looked set to whitewash the beleaguered and hapless Aussies [...]

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