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Discussing England’s Test tea...

Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England ...

Cricket predictions 2019

Welcome to the cricketing year of 2019! What does it have in store? Well, we’ve reached for our crystal ball to try and...

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Cra... Crane can become England’s premier spinner

England repeat same old errors

The definition of an idiot is someone who does the same thing over and over again and expects a different result. Yet again, here, England went into the first Test of a series looking completely unpr...

England too strong for Australia

It is not even three months since Australia were drubbed in an Ashes series and they are now ready to face a similar prospect against England, this time at home. There seems to be a huge gap in stand...

The Ashes 2013/14 preview and prediction

It’s back! After three months and no Test matches, cricket’s biggest rivalry* is back on our screens as Australia and England lock horns once again Down Under. 25 August may seem like yesterday, but ...

Life as a village cricketer

The village season feels like a distant memory now as the cold, wet and early evenings have well and truly set in. A long hot summer has passed us by and for thousands the land over, the private hell...

England’s Ashes order headache

After an insipid draw with Western Australia marked the commencement of England’s Ashes defence Down Under, the tourists have been left with more questions than answers, one of which is purely of the...

Root Bumped up to Central Contract

England opener, Joe Root, has been rewarded for his breakthrough year by being handed a central contract by the ECB for 2013/14. The Yorkshire batsman made his international debut last year and was a...

Australia arrive home as England prepare to set off

The trouble with back-to-back Ashes is that, come Christmas Day, on the eve of the fourth Test Down Under, no matter where you are, you won’t be able to recall a time when these two sides weren’t pla...