Final Short Message

This will be the final short post for a little while. Hopefully I will be able to start posting some lengthier and more in depth pieces over the coming weeks. This is all down to the fact that I have finally submitted my university dissertation. A 41-page epic on the Russian Gulag… thanks for asking!…

West Indies Tour Diary -Day 12

As today is a travelling day, just a small blog from me today. It’s only 6am here in Antigua, but realistically this is the only guaranteed wi-if I’ll get until I’m home on Sunday afternoon, hence the early post.   So there isn’t a great deal to say, except that it’s going to be a…

A Small Gloat and a Big Thank You

Today’s blog is just a very small gloat I’m afriad, feel free to stop reading now. Thankfully, after a stressful interview on Wednesday, I have been offered a place on the Newspaper Journalism Course at Cardiff University.  Anybody who knows me will tell you that I have been desperate to get on the course since…

World Cup: Pool A Grades

Australia B- It’s been pretty difficult to get a handle on the co-hosts in this tournament. They came out of the blocks all guns blazing and dispatched of a woeful England with ease, they then had what seemed like a lifetime to wait before their next match. A rain off against Bangladesh followed by a…

Bathalf

Today I ran a half marathon. It was awful. I’m royally knackered. I can barely engage my brain to walk let alone write something halfway intelligent. But as i’m nothing if not stubborn, I’ve put this blog up to continue my run of 60 consecutive posts. Cheers all

Gayle’s 215 in Pictures and Graphs

For today’s blog i’ve decided to do something a little different. By now, many writers have had their say on Gayle’s masterful double century against Zimbabwe, so instead of offering more noise to the chorus of praise, I thought I would offer a slightly different look at Gayle’s dominance. Here’s his innings in a series…

Glamorgan v Somerset – 50 Over Cup report

It was a day for experienced old heads at Taunton, as Jacques Rudolph’s steady 111 set up a vital victory for Glamorgan. The 95 run success keeps Glamorgan in the running for a top four finish and a quarter-final place in the Royal London One Day Cup despite loosing their previous three matches in this…

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…

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…

ICC Test Team of the Year

So the International Cricket Council have picked their ‘Test Team of the Year’. And here it is… Alastair Cook (capt) Cheteshwar Pujara Hashim Amla Michael Clarke Michael Hussey AB de Villiers MS Dhoni (wk) Graeme Swann Dale Steyn James Anderson Vernon Philander R Ashwin (12th man)   The selection of this team raises a number…

Fan Following for Cricinfo

Fan Following for Cricinfo Back in the summer I went to the 1st Ashes test at Trent Bridge and wrote a couple of articles on the first two days. These were both published on Cricinfo, the most read cricket website in the world… here’s the first day report.

Welcome!

Welcome to my new Blog! I thought seeing as i’m trying to be a journalist at some point I should probably try and improve my writing and build up some sort of port folio of work. I will be writing about anything that takes my interest really, although this most likely to be sport, university…