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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...

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies would expect over the next... Cricket World Cup confirms dominance of the wealthy

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 ...

Short-sighted ECB to blame for England’s woes

The fall out and recriminations following England’s surrender of the Ashes to Australia will continue for a while yet. Ashes battles are each nation’s barometer of the health of their domestic game a...

The Ashes 3rd Test preview and prediction

England aren’t so much travelling to Perth as trudging there. The forces of form, history and expectation are all weighing against them as they desperately seek answers to their constant collapses wi...