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Australia aren’t just about Steve S...

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll b...

England – not very good but very exciting

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on. Australia haven’t won i... 2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and records

Life as a village cricketer

A new year, and a new season is almost upon us. It’s a time for optimism and hope, with the memory of last season’s disappointment and despair all but evaporated. I fell some way short of my own meag...

Life as a village cricketer

I’m slowly starting to move away from the doom and gloom of the early, middle and late parts of the 2012 cricket season. They yielded very few runs. The arse-end of the season, though, and the runs a...

Life as a village cricketer

I haven’t been too focussed on my own cricket of late. Two weeks in Sri Lanka, general laziness/late nights, Test matches on TV, IPL and Formula 1 have kept me away from the nets since February. I re...

IPL 2012 preview and prediction

It’s that time of year again, folks. The fifth edition of cricket’s glitziest tournament gets under way this Wednesday when two time Indian Premier League champions Cheannai Super Kings face the Mumb...

Life as a village cricketer

Are nets worth it? According to some ex pros, no. Sir Ian Botham in particular has been a vehement critic of the net session. It’s time in the middle that counts, you see. But what of us mere mortals...

Are England worthy of top ranking?

“To become the best is hard, to stay there is harder.” These were the words of vice-captain Alistair Cook when promoting England’s recent tour of the United Arab Emirates against a new look Pakistan ...