Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Is cricket the new football?

It's been a funny old summer. You have a team who produces their own stars, has a great academy, holds their own at a certain standard and then gets them all nicked. To be fair to the people of Southampton, many of our readership have been robbed by Liverpudlians over the years, but is the same happening in the cricketing world? Watching Nottinghamshire yesterday made me think that this is possibly the case. Is there now a widening gap between the haves and the have nots in the English county game?

Taylor...quality player

Monday, 11 August 2014

Review of the 4th Test v India

The 4th Test from Old Trafford was a bit like watching a highlights package. If Trent Bridge in the first match of this series was like watching cricket from a bygone era, the only thing remotely about the Seventies in this game was seeing a pair of grinning lips surrounded by a big bush. I will cover Moeen Ali's bowling later in the game, but this was a game on fast forward. There was nothing slow about anything in this two and a half day Test including the track, as Stuart Broad found out, much to his chagrin. England won easily and went 2-1 up in the series.

Broad...slightly less good looking

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A great night out in Leeds...

Tickets are going fast for our hilarious show Pushing the Boundaries, live at Headingley on Thursday 25th September. With the capacity at 200, there are not many tickets left so I would recommend you reserving yours asap by calling 07530 986477 and speaking to Gill Nuttall. All cricket fans, especially Yorkshire ones will love the stories as we chuckle with Jack Brooks, Jonny Bairstow, Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Kirby. Find out what Kirbs did last time he was on stage in Leeds, along with loads of fantastic anecdotes as there will be some brilliant laughs, jokes and japes while we listen to stories from the world of cricket, both past and present. All proceeds from the gig go to Melanoma UK. Don't miss out, order your ticket today. £15 including food...

Friday, 1 August 2014

On the Edge

James Anderson is up before the beak today. He is up before the ICC Diciplinary Panel on a Level Three offence, having allegedly shoved Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test at Trent Bridge. Jadeja also has his appeal against his Level One offence at the same time. Yes, it is unedifying for the game of cricket, but is it really a massive thing? It's been going on for years, hasn't it?

Lillee and Miandad discuss their differences