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…

Indecision is Farcical

It’s the story that just won’t go away. KP versus the ECB. KP versus his former teammates. The ECB versus modern cricket. KP versus his ego. Whatever you want to call it, the ‘KP saga’ just drags on and on. I tried to become disinterested in it during last summer, as I wanted to try…

Does Cricket Need Its Own FA Cup?

It’s FA Cup 3rd Round day and football is gearing up for one the most romantic days of the season. The weekend in early January is ingrained in many fans memories as the setting for misty-eyed giant killings and an excuse for the entire footballing community to come together. This year, the day raises new…

Aneurin Donald Interview

17-year-old Aneurin Donald has enjoyed quite a summer. He has been captain of a very successful England Under-17 side and played above his age for the Under-19 side too. Couple that alongside continually improving performances for Glamorgan 2nd XI and the future looks bright for the young batsmen. The culmination of his year came this…

Somerset’s Old Pavilion

On Wednesday I made the trip down to Taunton to watch the 3rd day of the Championship match between Somerset and Middlesex. Despite Somerset having little riding on this end of season match, they had run through Middlesex’s top order the previous day to leave the visitors fighting for their Division 1 status. The scene…

County Cricket still produces Test players

It’s 4:30pm on August 17th and England have just completed a turnaround against all odds on a scale akin to the Miracle of Midway. One noticeable factor of the England celebrations, as James Anderson collects his man of the series award, is the wealth of new faces. After India appeared to have conquered their overseas…

The Kevin Pietersen saga

So it appears that Kevin Pietersen will never again take to the field in an England shirt. Pietersen has undoubtedly been the best player I have ever seen play for England, and the thought of him being pushed aged just 33 just doesn’t sit right with me. I can vaguely remember the bad old days…