Monday, 13 July 2020

Review of the 1st Test v West Indies

"Rally around the West Indies", so the West Indian song goes. The West Indies just by being here rallied around the game of cricket. This was the first game in Covid conditions and despite not being cricket as we know it, it was bloody beautiful. This was an intriguing game of cricket, going down to the final session with both sides in with a chance on the fifth day. Ultimately, it was England, like the Titanic who were sunk after spending time in Southampton. This was a review of the First Test...

The Ageas Bowl...

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Clubbies in the real world....

After spending eight hours or so back with the boys yesterday, I have realised that what is perceived as normal behaviour in a club environment, is a long way distant to what is socially acceptable in the real world. Already my language has deteriorated, almost bordering on Tourette's. Like a Vietnam Veteran in the States, many clubbies find it difficult to adjust back into society, so here are some tips to help them back to normality...

Try to refrain from behaviour like this on a Monday morning...

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Jo Stevens MP interview

Jo Stevens MP is a lifelong cricket fan. As well as being the MP for Cardiff Central she is also the Shadow Minister for the Digital Media, Culture and Sport department (DCMS). We have tried to speak with Oliver Dowden for weeks with regards to the return of amateur cricket and have not had an answer. So we asked the opposition who agreed to speak with The Middle Stump within an hour of us asking. Read on to hear how Jo sympathises with the 700,000 amateur club cricketers in the UK, her worries about the future of grass roots participation and a teenage crush on Viv Richards…

Jo Stevens...Glamorgan fan