24 06, 2019

Time To Walk The Walk

2019-06-24T16:19:16+00:00June 24th, 2019|World Cup 2019|28 Comments

So this is it. Squeaky bum time. Tuesday sees England's most import ODI for years. It might even be our most important ODI since the 1992 World Cup final. Lose tomorrow and we'll be facing humiliation all over again - the humiliation of being tournament favourites, playing at home, and not even [...]

21 06, 2019

Mathews Sticks It To Us

2019-06-21T20:37:55+00:00June 21st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|29 Comments

We should have known better. I should have known better. When Sri Lanka were meandering along at 4 runs per over in the 40th over of their innings, puzzled looks were exchanged, and predictable jokes were made. Nick Hoult of the Telegraph thanked Angelo Mathews for showing him what an ODI in [...]

19 06, 2019

Sixy Beasts

2019-06-21T19:11:52+00:00June 19th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|18 Comments

Yesterday went pretty much as expected really. England were far too good for Afghanistan, it was always going to be thus, and the result was never in any doubt whatsoever. One could possibly argue that England's innings started a tad slowly, but we were never really under pressure, and I doubt the [...]

14 06, 2019

Too Easy

2019-06-14T16:40:43+00:00June 14th, 2019|World Cup 2019|20 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|26 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 [...]

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