Who is Harry Gurney?

England’s surprise inclusion in the provisional T20 squad has come through multiple injuries to become the rounded quick left-armer he now is. He is also the one of two players in the squad to have come from Leicestershire Premier League side Loughborough Town (that’s nearly 7 percent of the whole squad…). Are England purely playing…

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.…

Australian’s return to 4-day cricket

With Brisbane Heat claiming victory in the Big Bash league, Australian players now return to domestic cricket with the Sheffield Shield showing signs of coming to a dramatic end. With Ricky Ponting just looking to milk all the runs he can before he finally drops out of all forms of cricket (apart from IPL, no one can…

Poll: England’s 2013 fixture list

England’s fixture list has them playing just 3 teams in two away tours, two home tours and a tournament this year (providing they don’t get past the group stage of the Champions Trophy). Will the public get bored with watching the same two squads of players fight it out from February-June (New Zealand Away, Home and Champions Trophy) the…

ICC, Please give us a reason to care about Test Cricket!

England and Australia count the Ashes as the most important series in Test cricket. Both also probably count the One-Day series and T20I’s between the two nations as the most important as well. Despite this, we still wonder why countries such as India class One-Day and Twenty20 cricket as more important than Test matches. Test cricket is in desperate need…

Let the Ashes-fever… Begin!

On the 7th of January 2011, a victorious England team left the field of the Sydney Cricket Ground after completing an innings victory and winning the Ashes 3-1 in Australia. A journey that started at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloogabba two months earlier, finished with Andrew Strauss’ crowning moment as England captain. On July the 10th…

Hope turns to despair for England

Despite India scoring well in the latter overs of the second ODI. England started positively and looked to continue from their performance in the first, however, this did not last as they lost 9 wickets for 100 runs and finished being bowled out for 158. Losing by 138 runs. Again the pace bowlers were not…