27 01, 2019

Chase Is On The Case

2019-01-27T21:32:44+00:00January 27th, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|59 Comments

Those of you with young kids might know a cute / irritating cartoon called Paw Patrol. It’s about a band of puppies who solve crimes and generally frustrate the evil machinations of the feline group 'Cat-astrophe'. One of the puppies is called Chase. And he’s as harmless as wet cotton wool. A [...]

21 01, 2019

Let’s Make Them Wobble: Windies Series Preview

2019-01-21T18:11:03+00:00January 21st, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|19 Comments

England's test series against the Windies starts on Wednesday, so it's time to invoke the spirit of Tony Greig and Colin Graves by making some ill thought through predictions. Surely we can't lose to this 'mediocre' lot? Let's make them, erm, wobble. However, although over-confidence has proved England's demise in the Caribbean [...]

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 [...]

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