|The G...iconic venue|
Saturday, 30 December 2017
So the famous Boxing Day test hey? When Australians turn out in their thousands and bash the Poms all over the place. Well it didn't exactly go to script and it was the home side who hung on for a draw in the end. A pitch so placid that it made Mother Theresa of Calcutta look like a violent psychopath ruined the game whilst the hatred, the Pom Bashing by the Aussie press and the verbals continued. Oh and there was a career saving knock by the Chef, whilst Steve Smith broke English hearts to go along with the countless mirrors during his lifetime. This was the Melbourne Test match...
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
There was an article the other day, written by the excellent George Dobell on ESPN Cricinfo where the ECB Chief Executive, Tom Harrison announced that the English game is in good health. I read in amazement at either how deluded this was or whether it was a load of spin trying to cover up for the plethora of mistakes made in recent years. I'm still not sure. One thing I do know though, is that the game is in a shocking state and the future of grass roots cricket worries me. Read on and I will tell you why...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Monday, 18 December 2017
So it's gone. Faded away to distant memories - the WACA and the Ashes to be precise. The Ashes have returned to Australia, although technically speaking they are sitting in a museum not a million miles away from where I write this article. Australia have trounced England in all departments. They have been better, hungrier and wanted it more. England can make the right noises in the media but when it came down to it they were found wanting bar one or two. Meanwhile, I lost my temper on Twitter with some Aussie gloating. Never mind the Freemantle Doctor, no medic or weather could save England. This is my painful to write review of the 3rd Test...
|Farewell WACA...you won't be missed by us Poms|