26 08, 2016

The Friday Fish Finger

2016-08-26T21:56:54+00:00August 26th, 2016|County Cricket, News, ODIs & T20, PakvEng2015, Talking Points|25 Comments

Quite a lot has happened this week. There's been some on-field developments, with England thrashing Pakistan in the first ODI, plus some significant individual performances in the county championship too. There's also a couple of off-field talking points we should sink our teeth into as well. We'll start with England's win at the Rose Bowl. [...]

27 11, 2015

Plunkett Proves His Point

2015-11-27T09:03:18+00:00November 27th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|6 Comments

Is Alastair Cook the most undervalued cricketer in England? No. I'm going to say it's Liam Plunkett. He’s probably the fastest bowler in the country, with the possible exception of Mark Wood, yet he’s not even going to South Africa. At least Cook is on the plane. Yesterday showed just how upset Plunkett [...]

14 11, 2015

Hales Make EMS Eat Its Words

2015-11-14T14:20:50+00:00November 14th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|8 Comments

Just a few words on yesterday's ODI. I'm feeling a little crook today (the combination of a tummy upset and sinusitis isn't pleasant) so I'll keep it brief. Yesterday's win in the cricket was absolutely superb. It was most unexpected too - at least from my perspective. Whereas our openers were a liability [...]

10 11, 2015

Reasons To Be Fearful: Why England Will Lose the ODIs To Pakistan

2015-11-10T11:15:47+00:00November 10th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|11 Comments

Playing ODIs at the end of test series is a bit like having foreplay after sex. Just as you’re ready to go to sleep after the main event, you’ve got some fiddly business to attend to. ODIs were so much more satisfying when they served as the warm-up to the test series. [...]

6 11, 2015

That Was the Tour That Was

2015-11-06T15:36:03+00:00November 6th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|22 Comments

And a very warm welcome to my first guest post for Eat My Sports! Thanks for dropping by. It's quite an interesting experience, actually - returning to the backbenches after so many years at the despatch box on The Full Toss. Once lord of the manor, I am now a mere footman. Thankfully, James has allowed [...]

5 11, 2015

Hope in Despair? Day Five at Sharjah

2015-11-05T12:57:19+00:00November 5th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|30 Comments

Well, we all knew it was coming. Most of us knew it was coming from the moment the tour was announced. England just weren’t good enough. There’s no point sugar coating it. The saving grace, however, is that few teams are good enough to compete with Pakistan in the UAE. Losing to [...]

4 11, 2015

Up the Creek – Day Four in Sharjah

2015-11-04T15:27:04+00:00November 4th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|9 Comments

A game that promised so much now looks to be slipping away. Try as we might, the paucity of English spin bowling and our batsmen’s inability to play the turning ball has been our Achilles heel. I suppose it was inevitable really. We needed early wickets to compete on day four but [...]

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