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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

No way back for Pakistan three?

After play finished on the Saturday of the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010, I waited outside the pavilion to see if I could catch sight of the players as they left for the day...

Should there be any sympathy for Amir, Asif & Butt?

As I was looking at the image of Mohammad Asif’s no ball at Lord’s last August, I thought to myself that that one moment, a left foot landing a couple of inches over a painted, white line, will likel...

Addington 1743 punished over Mohammad Amir

A few weeks ago, as you may recall, Mohammad Amir breached his five year ICC ban for spot fixing against England at Lord’s in 2010 by the deliberate bowling of no balls ‘to order’, ...

England; world’s number one in all but ranking

England’s demolition job on India at Lord’s this week has proven one thing: they are the best side in world cricket right now. The official position as world number one still belongs to India courtes...

Dernbach and Malinga – one and the same?

Now that’s quite a claim, isn’t it? Jade Dernbach, two matches into his international career, being compared to Lasith Malinga, the ultimate limited overs bowler of his era. As far as England are con...

Cheating in cricket

Unfortunately, in all sports and at all levels, cheating is a frequent component. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it comes in many guises. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it c...

WIN! The Following Game by Jonathan Smith

We have teamed up with our friends at publishers Peridot Press to give away three copies of the superb new book by Jonathan Smith, The Following Game. The Following Game is about cricket, family and ...