Restructuring the Championship

On the day that it has been reported that the ECB is considering reducing the number of Championship matches from 16 to 12, I though it was about time I finally committed to this blog an idea I’ve been championing for the past three years. Restructuring the schedule and fixtures of county cricket has been…

ECB Double Standards

Double standards appear to be rife at the ECB. The obvious example is the on going hideously boring Kevin Pietersen saga. A series of convoluted statements from Downton, Graves and Strauss have led to the whole affair continuing to be made into a right old shemozzle. I am not the world’s greatest KP fan, I…

Heroic Farmer

Today’s post is simply to point you in the direction of a genuinely uplifting piece of news. In a two fingered salute to the money-grabbing building companies, Sussex farmer Robert Worsley turned down a £275m offer for his 550-acres of land this week. He claims that the money would not make him any happier, and…

KP Right to Feel Aggrieved 

So the door has been firmly shut in KP’s face… Again! Just when you think this entire sorry saga can carry on no longer, it just keeps rearing it’s ugly head. When Downton said that KP was not coming back, that should have been it, but of course then Colin ‘mediocre’ Graves weighs in. Ranting…

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…