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…

McCullum and Franklin blitz England

Two members of the New Zealand side with 310 ODI appearances between them starred as New Zealand fought fire with fire in Hamilton and came out victors by 55 runs. England could only manage two maximums (one from number 9 James Tredwell), while New Zealand struck 10 with captain Brendon McCullum clearing the ropes five times. After the onslaught…

England strike 15 maximums to dominate in Auckland

Tactics aided England enormously in what Stuart Broad claims is England’s greatest ever twenty20 victory in Auckland on Saturday. Morgan, Wright, Bairstow and Buttler all impressed as it was Kieswetter’s understudy at Somerset, Buttler, who was preferred with the gloves. Frontline bowlers Finn and captain Broad bowled well with Broad in particular being potent and economic. Buttler’s 32 not out was…

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…

Chris Woakes – England’s 2nd choice Waterboy

With injuries (ironically) giving graham Onions a chance to add to his 9 tests on the New Zealand tour, (Ironic because of his 29-month long injury just after cementing his place in the England side in 2010) England needed to bring in a new back-up bowler. Welcome Chris Woakes, England’s understudy water-boy. Chris Woakes has played…