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England’s new look squad poses same...

The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a b...

England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled t...

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 ...

Life as a village cricketer

This week, as a village cricketer, I went to France. To watch a motorbike race. What’s this got to do with cricket? Absolutely nothing. But that’s the point. In my efforts to surpass my miserable ave...