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Articles by Dan

New Zealand vs England, Second Test: Day Two Review

It should be illegal to dislike Matt Prior. His 2007/8 detractors must be so full of humble pie that they’ve exploded by now. We’re looking at you, Michael Henderson.

1 Comment | March 15, 2013 | | Tests | Tags: , , ,

India vs England, Third Test: Preview

No-one really enjoys being consistently good at cricket any more, that’s soooo 90s. Far better to swing between extremes. And we don’t mean those berks who did “More Than Words” in 1992.

No Comments | December 4, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , , ,

India vs. England, First Test: Preview

It’s England, against spin, away from home. If you can’t wait for Jethro’s new DVD to be sitting under the Christmas tree, this will have you rolling in the aisles.

No Comments | November 14, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , , , ,

Root’s Manoeuvre

This is how to write an article having thought of the title first. We don’t even know who Roots Manuva is, but the kids will. We think.

No Comments | November 9, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , , , ,

England vs. South Africa: Third Test, Day Two Review

Gingers aren’t just for ritual teasing and hilarious premature sunburning.

No Comments | August 17, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , ,

Pakistan vs. England, Second ODI: Review

A captain’s knock from Alastair Cook and a fine spell from Steve Finn are enough to lead England to a not-as-huge victory in the second ODI. Here’s our verdict.

5 Comments | February 16, 2012 | | 40/50-over | Tags: , , ,

Pakistan vs England, Third Test: Day Two Review

After a series chiefly based around batting torment, the likes of which last seen when Ronnie Irani was playing for England, today saw Pakistan take firm control of the game with patient but controlled innings from Azhar Ali and Younus Khan, the latter scoring the first century of the series.

Pakistan vs England, First Test, Dubai: Preview

Put away your Dan Brown books and boxset of Oh, Doctor Beeching!, for England are back in Test action for the first time since last August. Series against Pakistan are often peppered with action and controversy in equal measure (much like Oh, Doctor Beeching!) and though much of the bad feeling between the two teams has dissipated since the infamous tour of 2010, both will be keen to continue recent excellent form.

No Comments | January 16, 2012 | | Tests | Tags:

The ‘keepers Part Four: James Foster

The penultimate piece in this series catapults James Foster front and centre.

No Comments | November 25, 2011 | | 40/50-over, Opinion | Tags: , ,

India vs England: Second ODI Review

In a sentence It was like 1992/3 all over again as India walked to a comfortable victory of an England team which looks ill-fitting for subcontinental conditions. Player of the match It can only really be Virat Kohli for a quite marvellous century off just 89 balls.  His range of stroke marks him out as […]

1 Comment | October 17, 2011 | | 40/50-over |