Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Schedulefreude

County members are revolting. There, I've said it. I'm not talking about that 'oh so eligible' overweight bachelor, perennially in the same seat, who sprays peanuts and other remnants of his packed lunch at you as he discusses the merits of his county, although he is indeed, fairly revolting. I'm talking about county members who are giving up their memberships. And in droves. The scheduling of the ECB has got under the skin of many cricket fans up and down the country and people are starting to vote with their wallet. The game in the UK is on a knife edge.


The oldest festival in cricket at Cheltenham...but for how long?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Review of the 3rd Test v India

So the series is alive. India bounced back here after their appalling display at Lord’s and it was left for England to lament by the Trent. An intriguing Test match which just about went into the fifth day, was on offer for those in the East Midlands but India showed character and heart at this famous old venue. This was a review of the Third Test Match between England and India from Trent Bridge…

Trent Bridge

Monday, 13 August 2018

Review of the 2nd Test v India

A good game is a quick game, so the saying goes. This was a wham, bam, thank you ma’am. It was a quickie, after the foreplay of rain washing out the first day. This one was over before St John’s Wood resident, Vanessa Feltz had even warmed up her vocal chords. England steam rollered the shocking Indian batting as they took a 2-0 lead in the series. It makes a series win for the visitors as likely as Thomas Markle being invited for Christmas dinner at Sandringham this year. This was a review of the Lord’s Test...

HQ

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Review of 1st Test England v India

So the main course of the summer was brought to the table. The waiting staff of Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Sam Curran served up a treat here as a small crowd of Brummies feasted on an absolute brilliant, engaging Test match. Forget the Aussie one day series, forget the endless mistakes made by the ECB, forget the scheduling, this was one to behold, as often matches where the ball has dominance over the bat. As for the Hundred? A Virat Kohli hundred is the only thing I'm interested in talking about on here. After the fast food burgers served up by T20 cricket, it was good to dine on the lobster thermidor of the five day cuisine. This is a review of the brilliant first Test...

Edgbaston...up there with my favourite Test grounds