14 06, 2019

Too Easy

2019-06-14T16:40:43+00:00June 14th, 2019|World Cup 2019|17 Comments

It was a shame in many ways. Obviously we'll take the win - World Cup wins for England have been thinner on the ground than active follicles on Doug Bollinger's head - but the crowd deserved a better spectacle really. Before the game I thought it could be a humdinger. The West [...]

3 06, 2019

Yuk

2019-06-04T07:55:13+00:00June 3rd, 2019|World Cup 2019|40 Comments

Oh dear. That wasn't in the script. At the start of play everyone was full of predictions. Will we score 500 this time? How much will we win by? Will it be all over by lunchtime? The question nobody asked, of course, is IF England would win. Pakistan have some very useful [...]

30 05, 2019

Promising

2019-05-31T08:01:05+00:00May 30th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|23 Comments

We didn’t freeze. We didn’t choke. Eoin Morgan’s men started their World Cup campaign with a bang. And this time, unlike previous World Cups, it wasn’t the bang of a metaphorical tire blowing up or the whole engine combusting, it was the bang of boundaries flying off Ben Stokes’s bat, and the [...]

26 05, 2019

Cider and Sandpaper

2019-05-26T12:56:16+00:00May 26th, 2019|County Cricket, World Cup 2019|21 Comments

Welcome to the A&E. Otherwise known as the England dressing room. Players should form an orderly queue and use the Savlon sparingly. It's got to stretch a long way. Here's the current injury report: Mark Wood - Chronic foot / ankle condition Adil Rashid - Long-term shoulder niggle Chris Woakes - Long-term [...]

20 05, 2019

Willey, Won’t He?

2019-05-20T16:42:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|World Cup 2019|26 Comments

The three finest cricketing minds in the land (ahem), will meet this evening* to finalise which 15 cricketers will no doubt receive World Cup winners medals in just over a month's time (big ahem). Most players are assured a place. But three or four of them will be waiting anxiously for a [...]

8 05, 2019

The One Thing That Could Derail England

2019-05-08T17:06:35+00:00May 8th, 2019|World Cup 2019|24 Comments

The World Cup is only three weeks away. Are you excited? Personally I feel quite nervous already. This is undoubtedly the best chance we've ever had of winning the trophy. We can't blow it. Can we? Unfortunately World Cups, indeed global ODI tournaments in general, haven't been kind to England over the [...]

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