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Tom Westley is England’s biggest do...

With the County Championship already decided and the International summer almost behind us, attentio...

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag ab... South Africa in England 2017 review

Tom Westley is England’s biggest doubt

With the County Championship already decided and the International summer almost behind us, attention seems squarely focused on the upcoming Ashes series in Australia. Of all the permutations and con...

The Ashes 2017/18 England squad

The Ashes is always the most anticipated series in cricket, especially seeing as India and Pakistan don’t face off in the Test arena these days. On Thursday 23 November in Brisbane, the action kicks ...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

Cricket, tennis and the terrestrial TV exposure debate

There’s a competition in England, at the end of every year, called Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY). It’s a black tie event organised and hosted by the BBC that fetes the home-grown sporting st...

Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patience? Does new technology provide more of an advan...

Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?

So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England and Australia, look absolutely sick of the sight of one another. You can hav...

Captain Cook’s crowning glory – time to bow out

Alastair Cook said on the eve of this Ashes series that, should England regain the Ashes, it would be his biggest achievement as England captain. He wasn’t wrong. England’s sweeping aside of Australi...