A preview of the South Africa vs. Australia T20 series opener, complete with a discussion about beards and a couple of cheap jokes about Steve Smith.
The West Indies were humiliated, beaten by ten wickets with more than four overs to spare. England were also humiliated by having to spend their Friday evening playing against that shower, when they could have been in the pub.
We’ve not even got round to our review of the Test series yet (we spent all our time making fat jokes about Samit Patel) but it’s already time for the next England vs. India showdown. Who will win? Do we care? How much can you drink in three hours? Let’s find out.
The domestic T20 final (how reassuring, yet surprising, that it’s not nauseatingly billed as the grand final) featured the pre-season favourites Somerset (9-2) and the pre-season long shots Leicestershire (40-1). After the rain-influenced dramas of the two semi-finals, the organisers and the spectators would have been pleased that the rain had blown away to allow […]
The second semi-final was also affected by heavy showers. Batting first, the Hampshire innings was dominated by Shahid Afridi, who hit five 6s in his 80. The rain reduced the innings to 15.5 overs, which was enough time for them to amass 138/4. But more rain fell between innings, meaning the Duckworth Lewis calculations were […]
The first semi-final contained a decent amount of drama and plenty of excitement. Showers affected the Leicestershire innings, which was eventually reduced to 18 overs. Glen Chapple took a wicket from the first ball, but then Will Jefferson scored a useful 23. Lancashire’s spinners took control and never allowed the Leicestershire middle order to settle. […]
At Edgbaston today, Lancashire take on Leicestershire in the first semi-final, followed by Somerset versus Hampshire in a repeat of last year’s final. The two victorious sides will then play in the final. Estimated finish time: late. We’ll be updating the scores throughout the day on twitter @51allout and so long as we haven’t overdosed […]
The Spin Magazine’s chief writer, George Dobell, has recently floated the idea of a Cricket Supporters Association. We support this movement wholeheartedly, and having put our heads together have come up with thoughts of our own.
Under the Hove floodlights last night, Sussex defeated Somerset by 4 wickets. The margin of victory doesn’t do justice to Sussex’s performance, even the 15 balls remaining suggests that the match was closer than it was. Although Wayne Parnell seemed to pull a hamstring in his first and only over, he was not missed as […]