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England vs. Australia, Second ODI: Review

England again put Australia to the sword in the second ODI. We assess the game from both sides of the fence (i.e. the good one and the one that couldn’t stop bowling no-balls and lost heavily).

1 Comment | July 2, 2012 | | 40/50-over | Tags: , , , , ,

England vs. West Indies, Only T20I: Review

Alex Hales has the sort of name that headline writers love. Luckily for them, he made some runs as well, as England made their highest ever successful T20I chase to wrap up a comprehensive beating of the West Indies.

2 Comments | June 25, 2012 | | T20 | Tags: , , , ,

England vs. West Indies, First Test: Preview

Test cricket’s back in England! The West Indies are here to whet our appetites for later in the summer. We’re going to make them grovel. Or something.

9 Comments | May 15, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , , ,

Sri Lanka vs. England, First Test: Preview

England go to Sri Lanka needing a strong performance in tough conditions to reaffirm their status on top of the pile. With South Africa almost certain to win in New Zealand, they must win this series if they are to hold on their ranking. It all kicks off bright and early Monday morning…

2 Comments | March 25, 2012 | | Tests | Tags: , , ,

Passengers And The Ramprakash Factor

We haven’t done a Scorers’ Notes piece in a while but with a Test series against Sri Lanka coming up we felt we needed a new way to criticise Ravi Bopara.

No Comments | March 18, 2012 | | Scorer's Notes | Tags: , , ,

Samit Patel: Test Cricketer?

With the world on the edge of their collective seats in anticipation of the upcoming Test series in Sri Lanka, we cast our eye over the selection debate which has gripped the nation… Or something like that anyway.

5 Comments | March 13, 2012 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , , ,

England vs. India, Fourth Test: Day One Review

Like Luke Wright’s ODI career, it was fun for a short while. And then we started to get really frustrated and had to go outside and find something else to do. Oh, and other brands of gin are available.

No Comments | August 19, 2011 | | Tests | Tags: , , , , ,

England vs. India, Third Test: Preview

India need to win to keep the series alive. England know that they have the ability and momentum to overtake the tourists and become the No.1 ranked side in the world.

1 Comment | August 10, 2011 | | Tests | Tags: , , , ,