Monday, 31 March 2014

The Winter of Discontent

This winter has been an absolute disgrace. It started with poor selection, culminated in our best batsman being ostracised from the set up, our captain looking hopeless, our next best bat suffering burn out. If that wasn't enough on the tour to Australia, our spinner did a John Darwin in the country which is home to Darwin, we have ruined the career of our young pace hope, and lost our coach. We have been smashed in three continents, out bowled, out fielded and out batted in every series, with our coaching looking prehistoric. Today it has culminated in defeat to the Dutch, a team who recently lost one day international status for not winning enough games. I, and many of our followers on Twitter are fuming, and rightly so.

The King of Pain

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

LVCC Division 1 preview

The domestic season is here. After our winter of discontent, or in the case of some of the England team swap the o with the next vowel alphabetically, I never thought summer would arrive. Winter, like my ex missus, I never thought would leave but spring is forthwith and the domestic season is about to begin. Think long summers evenings, think of downing Pimms, Wimbledon on the telly and not just League Two highlights, think of your PA not having to wear her 80 denier tights, but most importantly, who is going to win Division One of the Liverpool Victoria County Championship this season? Realistically it could be anyone and this year it will be tighter than a gnat's chuff. Sod the world T20, this is England. Here is our tuppence worth...

Dizzy...educating Yorkshire

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

It’s not Trott’s fault – he was unfit to play

Michael Vaughan had harsh words to say about Jonathan Trott in the Telegraph yesterday, with an article that implied that the Warwickshire batsman had conned the English cricketing public. It’s important to remember that Jonathan Trott was sent home from Australia because he was too exhausted to play in the Ashes series, writes Tom Huelin.


Friday, 7 March 2014

The Jump?

The British tabloids were awash with stories this week of an affair between ex England and Yorkshire bowler Darren Gough and TOWIE star, Amy Childs. Both Gough and Childs deny the affair but Gough has admitted that his marriage has broken down, for the second time and that he has left the matrimonial home. A few years ago this wouldn't have made headlines at all, but now cricketers are exposed to all sorts and this one is set to run and run. Dazzler it seems, has been vadazzled.


Saturday, 1 March 2014

Piers Morgan speaks to The Middle Stump

Piers Morgan is a huge cricket fan. A close friend, as well as being an admirer of Kevin Pietersen, the celebrity has been outspoken recently in various forms of the media, criticising certain members of the England team, the selectors, and the ECB. Piers disagreed with many points raised in our recent interview with the Sun's cricket correspondent John Etheridge, regarding KP, so we gave him the opportunity of putting his view across in more than 140 characters. Like the name of our radio podcast (which you can listen to by clicking on the left of this article), you will find Piers sensationally Pushing the Boundaries in this explosive interview. Cook, Swann, Prior, Flower and many more get both barrels from the man who vigorously campaigns against gun laws in the States. Read on...

Piers Morgan