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…

West Indies Tour Diary – Day 10

Today was a blisteringly hot day at the cricket. However, it started out looking for from auspicious on the weather front. Breakfast was eaten in the face of torrential rain hammering down from all sides of the open dining area. Thankfully the weather abated in time for Joe Root and Gary Ballance to continue their…

West Indies Tour Diary – Day 8

It’s day 8 here in the Caribbean, and today is the first time that this blog will focus solely on the cricket for this trip. To be honest, England were pretty limp this morning. Collapsing from 341/5 to 399 all out was certainly not in England’s or their travelling supporters thoughts overnight. Ben Stokes fell…

West Indies Tour Diary – Day 2

Today was our first full day on Barbados, and the island did not disappoint. The view from the hotel room was, if anything, even more breath taking than the previous evening, and the overnight showers seemed to have blown over. After a long flight yesterday, and with us all dying to spend some time enjoying…

West Indies Tour

Today’s post is just a heads up. Over the next couple of weeks, i’ll be turning this blog into my ‘Tour Diary’. Tomorrow i’m heading out to the Caribbean to take in the first Test in Antigua. However, i will be in Barbados for a few days before, so for a couple of days prior…

Ian Pont follow-up

In yesterday’s blog post I stated the case for Ian Pont to be fully reinstated back into the cricketing fraternity. Judging by the response the post is getting on social media and from Ian himself, it’s safe to say that Ian is very well supported from the fans of the game. I fail to understand…

Pont Treated Unfairly

The excellent article currently on ESPNCricinfo by George Dobell and featuring the story of Ian Pont has shown the darker side of cricket in its entirety. Not the dark side that we are now all aware of; namely that match fixing is still taking place. But rather that those who are courageous enough to speak…

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…

Australia Back Form Over Youth

Australia Ashes Squad Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith (vice-capt), Fawad Ahmed, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson. Australians don’t like to hang around. The MCG drop-in pitches have barely taken up their winter…

Disappointing World Cup XI

With the ODI World Cup over for another four years, it is now time for all and sundry to wade into debate about the players, matches and moments of the tournament. Every news outlet has been spouting their team of the tournament from Cricinfo to the BBC to the ICC themselves. These are pretty facile…