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Cricket, tennis and the terrestrial...

There’s a competition in England, at the end of every year, called Sports Personality of the Year (S...

Defence a relic of a bygone era
Modern players rely heavily on attacking shot selection to succeed

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsm...

So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England an... Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?

Joe Root is the most popular cricketer in England right now. His appeal should be thrust forward - he should be England's Test captain

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...
Modern players rely heavily on attacking shot selection to succeed

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...
Again and again and again... the captains pose with "the famous little urn" on a seemingly endless loop

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...
Alastair Cook has just had his finest hour as England captain. Now would be a good time to relinquish the leadership, with Joe Root waiting in the wings

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...
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Sponsoring the English summer

Village greens, crisp clean whites, the sound of leather on willow, the gentle and continuous murmur of the crowd, long and lazy days spent basking in the glory of the English summer; the sense of En...
Chris Rogers played a vital role in Australia's series leveling win at Lord's. His opposite number, Adam Lyth is now fighting to save his Test career

Rogers redresses the balance

After focussing on the central role of Ben Stokes in the wake of England’s win in Cardiff and his superiority over Shane Watson, it is now time to focus on the crucial cog in the Australian machine t...
Dave Warner was very subdued in Cardiff, unlike the Warner that we are used to, who would start a fight in an empty Walkabout

The Australians need to start snarling again

The fallout from Australia’s defeat to England in the first Ashes Test has centred mainly on selection. Should Shane Watson finally be dropped, is it time for Brad Haddin to be replaced and, most imp...