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.…

Smith Captains his 100th Test

The South African captain, Graeme Smith, will captain his country for the 100th time on Friday against Pakistan in Johannesburg. He will become the first man to ever reach this milestone and it will leave his name etched in the cricketing history books. Smith will become an undoubted great of the game. It will round off a good week…

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…

Graham for Graham: Stumpy takes shorter-format work from Gooch

The man who took the nickname ‘Stumpy’ while playing cricket professionally, Graham Thorpe, will take the reigns as batting coach for the ODI and twenty20 squads for the foreseeable future as England separate squads, as well as coaching staff for the longer and shorter formats. He will replace Graham Gooch who many, especially Captain Cook, pin their success on his coaching.…

Doesn’t seem I have a future as a Prophet!

If I was a betting man, and put money on my predictions I would be a very very poor student. Maybe even poorer than the average student is, which is very very very poor. I read back over some of my posts and idea’s which, at the time, seemed perfectly reasonable and worthy of posting, now…

England return to India with a dull start

Ian Bell hit a fantastic 91 off 89 balls but proved the only shining star in a drab display from the England contingent. Jade Dernbach and James Tredwell impressed with the ball as England were accused of bowling too many short balls (surprise surprise). Bell hit over half of England’s score as batsmen failed all the way down the order with…