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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

Why has third man become so unfashionable?

One of the first things young people learn about cricket when playing in games is the name of fielding positions. From silly mid-off to deep mid-wicket, almost every place a captain or bowler would p...

Mitchell Johnson was pure theatre

The announcement that Mitchell Johnson had retired from international cricket did not come as a huge surprise. There were rumours of this outcome after the recent Ashes series in England and, after t...

Looking back: Everton Weekes and Don Bradman in 1948

Dave Warner, in Perth, notched three consecutive Test centuries in three consecutive innings for the second time in his career. He further inked his name onto a list that includes the great and good ...

The joy of the fifth day

In this age of seemingly accelerated living underpinned by an ability to do almost anything, anywhere, instantaneously, it is with some joy that Test cricket sticks two fingers up to the ways of mode...

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...

Michael Clarke bows out

It is always sad to see a once great player struggling for form as Michael Clarke has done throughout this Ashes summer. His announcement, at the end of the Trent Bridge Test that he would retire aft...