England players snubbed at IPL

The auction for the 2014 Indian Premier League took place last week and saw several of the world’s top talents snapped up for hundreds of thousands of dollars by eager franchises. Apart from Pakistan , all the major test playing nations have representatives in the 2014 edition. It just so happens that England’s sole representative…

The Kevin Pietersen saga

So it appears that Kevin Pietersen will never again take to the field in an England shirt. Pietersen has undoubtedly been the best player I have ever seen play for England, and the thought of him being pushed aged just 33 just doesn’t sit right with me. I can vaguely remember the bad old days…

Deep Extra Cover

As some of you may know, I will be covering Glamorgan CCC and Somerset CCC throughout the summer for dedicated county cricket website ‘Deep Extra Cover’. Obviously news is slow in the county game during the winter but I’ve written this article for DEC about the possibility of Cardiff becoming the HQ of the International…

England’s ODI captain

In the wake of England’s crushing defeat in Sydney and with his side 3-0 down in the current ODI series, Alastair Cook gave the strongest indications yet that he may step down from his current role as ODI captain. When asked about his position as captain Cook responded saying. “I’m going to have a decision…

Premier League: Half Term Report (part 2)

After reviewing the first half of the season for the top half of the league in my previous post, I’m now going to turn my attention to the bottom half of the table.* Aston Villa (10th, 24 points) After last year’s relegation scrap, Villa’s fans were more hopeful this season after their young squad had…

Premier League: Half Term Report (part 1)

With all 20 teams in the Premier League having played the same number of games (21) it seems like a good time to assess how things stand for each club as the season heads into its second half. Things are delicately poised at the top this season with only 2 points separating the top 3…