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The Next Cab Off The Rank

We’ve never seen a better argument for the return of capital punishment than the crime of including Gary Ballance in a touring Ashes squad.

No Comments | January 25, 2018 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,

One of the Great What Ifs, #7: Ben Stokes Had A Pot Noodle And A Wank

Would it have all been so different?

No Comments | January 10, 2018 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: ,

The ECB Ain’t Heavy, It’s Cricket Australia’s Brother

You can’t blame the ECB for torching its own domestic scene when it’s just following industry best practice.

No Comments | December 20, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , , ,

Alastair Cook: From Hunter To Hunted

In English cricket the journey from top of the food chain to the bottom is a very short one.

1 Comment | December 1, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,

51allout Mass Debates #14: The 2017/18 Ashes

51allout provides the definitive Ashes preview, in that ours has a picture of Anna Kendrick in.

No Comments | November 20, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: Far From Overton

The 51allout well of optimism continues to gush forth, like Mark Nicholas every sodding minute of the day.

2 Comments | October 16, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: That’s All Foakes!

One of the great series about one of the great series continues with a team selection based on rhyming names and little else.

1 Comment | October 11, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,

The 51allout Propaganda Machine: Dawid A Little Help From My Friends

In the first of an inevitably painful new series, 51allout attempts to be positive about England’s upcoming Ashes defeat.

No Comments | October 9, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,

Positional Batting Average: What Difference Does It Make?

Should Joe Root bat at three or four? Yes.

No Comments | October 6, 2017 | | Scorer's Notes, Tests | Tags: , ,