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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker who notched four centuries... Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

England finally drop Ian Bell and Steve Harmison

England have dropped Ian Bell and Steve Harmison for the second test against the West Indies. Regular visitors to this blog will have been able to deduce that we approve of this. The seemingly inexha...

Countdown to the Ashes: fixtures and tickets

Although the participants have rather more pressing goals at the moment, namely winning a one-day series against New Zealand or trying to bounce back from humiliation in the West Indies, for supporte...

England humiliated in Jamaica

The ghost of Caribbean tours past visited England with a vengeance in Jamaica as they crashed to a defeat every bit as humiliating, if not more so, than any they suffered in the dark days of the 1980...