Ill discipline costs England again

August 21, 2009

flintoffHeard the one about the English batsmen who just couldn’t resist nibbling at balls way outside off stump? It is an all too common occurrence and is the main reason why England fell short of a good first innings total in the deciding Ashes test.

Should England bring back Ramprakash for Ashes decider?

August 10, 2009

rampsEngland will be under huge pressure to make changes for the deciding Ashes test at the Oval and the middle order is the obvious place to start, with Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood contributing just 16 runs in six innings at Headingley.

Graceful Vaughan lays down bat for a new generation

June 30, 2009

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has confirmed the recent rumours and announced his immediate retirement from all cricket.

Feeble England still can’t get to grips with Twenty20

June 17, 2009

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England may argue that they were unlucky to exit the World Twenty20 following a five-wicket defeat by West Indies but the simple truth is that they batted poorly throughout the tournament.

Rain, Ravi Bopara and a gigantic leap of faith

May 6, 2009


There was much tut-tutting* when we heard there were still 19,000 tickets available for the first cricket Test at Lord’s — officially the first day of summer for those of us brought up in the UK.