19 11, 2018

Pats On The Back All Round

2018-11-19T11:39:24+00:00November 19th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|53 Comments

Overseas wins for the England cricket team are rare. Two wins in a row is rarer. And series wins are even rarer than sightings of Lord Lucan and Elvis Presley. England have therefore achieved something quite impressive this month. This is the side, remember, that couldn't even win in Bangladesh two winters [...]

16 11, 2018

Kandy Man

2018-11-16T15:56:55+00:00November 16th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|24 Comments

Roooooooot. I love it when Joe scores runs. It's entertaining to watch and it gives the whole side a fillip. This innings was particularly important because it has established (potentially) a winning position. It was also made against the turning ball when the rest of the batsmen generally struggled a bit. If [...]

14 11, 2018

Day 1 at Kandy

2018-11-14T17:06:24+00:00November 14th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|17 Comments

First of all a confession. I wasn't able to watch much of today's play because I had a symposium at work. Therefore the following report is a mixture of second hand opinions and guesswork. However, I don't think it takes a genius to work out what happened. Perhaps I should've just cut [...]

31 10, 2018

Would England Really Drop Broad?

2018-10-31T18:13:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|37 Comments

There has been much talk about England's potential line-up in Galle next week. Some reporters are even suggesting that Stuart Broad might miss out if England pick three spinners. Really? I can't see this myself. Broad is England's second leading wicket taker of all time, a huge figure in the dressing room, [...]

21 09, 2018

That Test Squad

2018-09-21T19:09:17+00:00September 21st, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|58 Comments

So then. Let's sharpen those knives. It's what I'm hear for. And presumably it's what you're here for too. It's disembowel Ed Smith time again. Let's skewer those funky left-field selections, and dismantle the methodology behind them. But there's just one problem this time. As a longtime blogger I know what I [...]

14 09, 2018

England Player End Of Term Reports

2018-09-14T19:59:02+00:00September 14th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|30 Comments

Surrey won the championship title yesterday after beating luckless Worcestershire at New Road. As a Worcs fan it makes me sad, as we're probably headed back to the second division despite playing well at times this year. However, one has to admit that Surrey are worthy champions. What's more, they've done things [...]

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