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2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and rec...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on...

South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat ...

Nottinghamshire snap up Ross Taylor

Nottinghamshire have signed New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor for the opening half of the 2018 season. The right-handed batsman was due to be announced as the latest arrival at Trent Bridge yesterday m...

When will the ICC take a firmer stance?

The fallout from the first Test in Durban between South Africa and Australia has dominated the headlines for the last few days. Sadly, the confrontation between Quentin de Kock and David Warner has b...

Philander can end Steve Smith’s supremacy

As Verbal Kent’s character in the critically acclaimed film The Usual Suspects said, “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Steve Smith, Australia’s capt...

How will England fare in this summer?

After a fairly disastrous winter Test series down under, the England cricket team is back in a familiar position – rebuilding after an Ashes defeat. The situation is not as bleak as it was in the 199...

Crane can become England’s premier spinner

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Crane was thrown in at the deep end would be unfair on the 20-year-old Hampsh...

My favourite day at the cricket

The promise of an English summer is always one to warm the cockles during a frosty winter. You might be planning to attend to your first ever game or you might be planning to take up your usual seat ...

Philander the saviour of South African cricket

There was an immense amount of scepticism after Gary Kirsten had called Vernon Philander into the South African team to face Australia back in 2011 for the first Test. It was an unexpected selection ...