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My Favourite Trott Innings

Yesterday evening came the inevitable announcement. After 52 Test, 3835 runs, and 9 centuries, Jonathan Trott called time on his England career. It was the final move from a dignified, proud, yet realistic man. It was clear to all that Trott would not be playing for England again after his torturous Caribbean tour, but it…

Glamorgan v Derbyshire Day 2 Report

As the IPL danced on from Chennai to Kolkata, a game of an altogether more sedate pace was being play out to a smattering of supporters in the spring sunshine in the Welsh capital. It was no less engrossing than matters thousands of miles away, however, as Glamorgan were able to wrestle the ascendancy from…

Glamorgan v Derbyshire Day 1 Report

Stumps Day One: Derbyshire 47/2 (Slater 25*) lead Glamorgan, at Cardiff It was a frustratingly truncated day in Cardiff as overnight rain and morning showers had seeped under the covers, to render play in the morning session entirely impossible. When the players did finally make their way onto the field at 2:40 in the afternoon,…

Glamorgan V Derbyshire Preview

Glamorgan and Derbyshire lock horns on Sunday for the start of their LVCC Division 2 encounter in Cardiff. The visitors arrive in the Welsh capital in the wake a superb victory over Gloucestershire in their last outing. A brutal innings of 227 in just 176 balls from Martin Guptill set Derbyshire on their way for…

Time to Look Beyond Trott

Hardly anytime to write anything today, but I did manage to catch a few bits of the first session over in Barbados. Obviously, aside from England doing their best to make an average West Indies attack look like world-beaters, the main story is that of another failure for Jonathan Trott. I have always remained broadly…

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The Case for Plunkett

Ahead of tomorrow’s third and final Test, the conjecture surrounding England’s team selection is mostly focussed on whether Adil Rashid will come into the side to offer a second spinner, or whether Jonathan Trott may see his return at the top of the order cut short. These positions are rightly being debated; I would not…