Monday, 25 July 2016

Review of the 2nd Test v Pakistan

"I am the Resurrection" sang a singer from Manchester a few years ago, but for England this was a re-birth after the loss at Lord's. England were outstanding here as they crushed Pakistan by the margin of 330 runs. Even Louis van Gaal would have smiled at the performance, but Joe Root was the Special One at Old Trafford. Here we review the 2nd Test...

What's The Point? Old Trafford...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket

My new book, The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket will hopefully be out by the end of August. It is a satirical view of the club game, taking a closer look at the characters and idiosyncrasies that make up our summer sport. The books contains an excellent foreword by Yorkshire CCC's Jack Brooks, himself someone who has graduated into the professional ranks via club cricket. Will keep you updated in the next few weeks but here is a guide to the 59 fun filled chapters from the Contents below...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Review of the 1st Test v Pakistan

The second half of a miserable summer if you are English. This series promised fantastic cricket and Lord's looked, well like Lord's. Pakistan pressed on and pressed up as England, like the pound, have suffered general devaluation since last playing Test cricket in early June. This was a game of brilliant cricket, front runners Pakistan getting their noses in front and staying there, although magic moments from Chris Woakes kept the hosts in the game. Here we review the first Test versus Pakistan...

The Home of Cricket

Thursday, 14 July 2016

A different Pakistan?

Pakistan seem a different team than the usual sides that have come over here. Charming, polite and extremely well led by Misbah-ul-Haq, they have made friends since their arrival. In Taunton in a warm up game, they went out of their way to sign autographs and helped speak to Somerset's young players. They have been media friendly and they look the antithesis of some of their predecessors who have arrived here. It hasn't always been the case though. Here we look at some of the rumbles between England and Pakistan.

Misbah...a different approach