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4 02, 2020

Mo? No

2020-02-04T10:28:17+00:00February 4th, 2020|Player Spotlight|18 Comments

I'm going to hate writing every single word of this article. Why? Because I love Moeen Ali. As a Worcestershire fan I've seen him develop from a promising youngster into a fully fledged international player. And he's great to watch. I've always been a sucker for elegant cricketers. However, no matter how [...]

11 01, 2020

On Ballance

2020-01-11T20:38:42+00:00January 11th, 2020|Player Spotlight|23 Comments

How many England qualified batsmen average better than 47 in first class cricket with 40 centuries and 51 fifties - a conversation rate that would make Joe Root turn an Elphaba shade of green with envy? I'll tell you how many. None. And how many England qualified batsmen with four test centuries [...]

16 12, 2019

Stoked For Ben

2019-12-16T13:55:02+00:00December 16th, 2019|Player Spotlight|6 Comments

Ben Stokes we salute you. But not in the same way that Marlon Samuels used to do. It wasn't long ago that England's leading all-rounder was talented but highly volatile. He was cricketing marmite. He made headlines on the field but also attracted attention for all the wrong reasons. And then he [...]

18 11, 2019

Buttler, Bairstow, Or Foakes?

2019-11-18T18:53:06+00:00November 18th, 2019|Player Spotlight|23 Comments

Arguably the biggest story from England's winning draw against New Zealand A at Whangarei was the performance of Jos Buttler. He kept well by all accounts and scored vital runs when the team needed it. Jos's 110 was just his second first class hundred since 2015. The other one came in August [...]

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