These two will definitely be missing from the future of England cricket (PC: Telegraph)

January Blues

Research suggests January is the most depressing month in the calendar. After the wonderful Christmas festivities and boozing, going back to school/work on a freezing January morning when the sun has not even risen is just not how life should be lived. It is the English cricket fans that will get the worst of it.…

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Update

Due to the success of my Casual Cricket Blog and my general cheekiness to ask some companies for kit to try to run a competition, the blog was noticed by a cricket forum that gains over one and a half million views a month. After a few phone conversations with the admin, I was asked…

Dhawan, Century Debut, Nation

Dhawan’s the man as India take 3-0 lead

An improved Australia performance saw them loose in the final hour in a rain reduced game. The kids on the naughty step were heavily missed as Australia struggled in the pace department. Shikar Dhawan and Murli Vijay made the most of this, both hitting big centuries which were pivotal in the Indians victory. A close eye was…

Stuart Broad, v New Zealand, The Mirror

Vastly improved England robbed of win by Cyclone

England’s impressive display over 3 and a half days was a vast improvement on the first test but a washed out last day now leaves the last test as a ‘winner takes all’ contest in Auckland. A valiant hundred from Nick Compton lead England’s assault with the bat as Trott (121), Prior (82) and Pietersen…

Steven Finn, Batting England, The Mirror

Nightwatchmen: The unexpected heros

After Steven Finn’s heroics with his (un-sponsored) bat last week in Dunedin, I put my thoughts back to the best nightwatchman innings of all time, I’m sure you all know who I am talking about. As well as how disappointed thankful James Anderson will be at relinquishing the post. Finn, the 6″8 Middlesex bowler, held out for…

Michael Clarke Shane Watson, Australia, Fox Sports

Homeworkgate splits Australian camp

The Dictionary definition says the suffix ‘-gate’ should be used for ‘a public scandal’. With Australia banning 4 players for ‘not doing their homework’, President Nixon has competition for the biggest scandal of modern history. Even rivaling John Terry’s ‘Wife-Bonkinggate’, Oscar Pistorius’ ‘Your-Blades-Are-Too-Longgate’ and of course, not forgetting Alan Stanford’s ‘Stealing-Prickgate’… Australia have dropped two front…

Empty West Indian stand, The Gaurdian

Where’s the atmosphere in Barbados?

25 years ago, tours to the West Indies were the most dangerous and most enjoyable for every top team. The opportunity to take head blows from arguably the fastest bowling attack ever, to bowl at some of the most interesting batsmen of all time and a chance to play in front of the most charismatic crowd the world has…