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18 11, 2019

Buttler, Bairstow, Or Foakes?

November 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 [...]

31 10, 2019

Goughie Swings In

October 31st, 2019|NZ v Eng 2019, Player Spotlight, Talking Points|5 Comments

Now this is an intriguing development. Chris Silverwood has asked Darren Gough to be England's bowling coach during the tour of New Zealand. At first I thought this was a full time appointment but alas it's just a short-term consultancy role. Goughie is still committed to his media commitments long-term by all [...]

27 09, 2019

Well Batted, Marcus Trescothick

September 27th, 2019|Player Spotlight|13 Comments

It wasn't quite the fairytale that Marcus Trescothick had envisaged. Rained ruined the county championship finale at Taunton and cruelly denied Somerset the chance to win their first ever county championship title. They had to accept second place, for the sixth time this century, as Essex walked away with their second title [...]

20 09, 2019

Opening Up About Dominic Sibley

September 20th, 2019|Player Spotlight|10 Comments

After scoring a double hundred and a hundred in the same championship match this week, Dominic Sibley is the name on most people's lips as Ed Smith gets ready to name his tour party for New Zealand. New writer David Wyatt thinks Sibley has what it takes to succeed at test level. [...]

10 05, 2019

What About Sam Curran?

May 10th, 2019|Ashes 2019, Player Spotlight|19 Comments

While all eyes, well most eyes, have been on England's warm-up games against Pakistan, the English players who remained at the IPL have become somewhat forgotten men. One of these young men was Sam Curran, who not long ago was the darling of English cricket. However, he's had a bit of a [...]

29 04, 2019

Not Smart Alex

April 29th, 2019|Player Spotlight|46 Comments

Oh dear. Where to begin? It emerged on Friday that Alex Hales, who despite losing his place in ODI side remains a key member of the squad, is currently serving a 21 day ban for using recreational drugs. And now news has broken that he's been dropped from the World Cup squad. [...]

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