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…

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…

Rising Tigers

Although it has made few headlines here in the UK, Bangladesh’s recent upturn in fortunes is uplifting news for the world of cricket. Their recent 3-0 ODI series triumph over Pakistan is the third occasion they have been on the right side of an ODI series whitewash in the past 18 months. But it is…

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!…

Another Short Message

Sorry for the lack of meaningful posts at the moment, but with my dissertation deadline looming it is pretty hard to find the time to put anything together. All I can say is how nice it is to have county cricket back. I find the commentaries the perfect background noise for doing work too, and…

Summer is almost here

Just a short post today. As I watch England stroll to what should be a routine victory over the West Indies, i’m pretty knackered. After not bowling a single delivery or facing a single ball since last August, I finally managed to fit in a game of cricket today. And god was it cold! But…