West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. South Africa were still struggling against an appalling apartheid regime an...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

Cricket loses another voice

The announcement that Tony Cozier had died came as a hugely upsetting blow to cricket. A man described by the great Michael Holding as being ‘right up there with Sir Garfield Sobers’ in terms of his ...

World T20: what next for West Indies and the WICB?

As Carlos Brathwaite sent his fourth consecutive six sailing high into the Kolkata night sky on Sunday, the West Indian team were halfway across the outfield in a pique of ecstasy before the ball had...

World T20 final preview and prediciton

And then there were two. England and West Indies will face off to decide who will be World T20 champions and, for the first time in the tournament’s history, there will be a two times champion. Kolka...

World T20 semi finals preview and prediction

The World T20 is fast rumbling towards its conclusion and the wheat has been sorted from the chaff. We predicted that England and India would advance to this stage, along with South Africa and Austra...

England seek elusive consistency

It is the stated ambition of Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, that the team should attain the number one ranking in all three disciplines; Tests, ODIs and T20s. The first riotous steps ...