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…

Why Can’t England Chase?

In the tri-series final at Perth, Mitchell Johnson’s pace and aggression certainly had England on the back foot, leaving them at 46/4 and with little chance of victory. However, as any seasoned England viewer will know, the match was realistically over when Australia posted their total of 278/8. No other team so often produces such…

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…

Sussex CCC Season Review

Another Season of mediocrity for Sussex Red Ball consistency undermined by surprising limited overs failings How they fared After finishing third in the championship in 2013, Sussex were looking to recapture the title for the first time since 2007. The Hove outfit have been one of the most consistent teams in both red and white…

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…

My England ODI World Cup XI

The England One-Day side is as it’s lowest ebb since… well, since it’s last lowest ebb. They seem to come along with increasing regularity these days! After a damning and humiliating 3-1 thrashing versus India this summer and a 3-2 defeat against Sri Lanka earlier in the year, England have won just 3 of their…

Glamorgan: Underrated and Under Valued

Glamorgan are into their first T20 quarter final in six years and have just comprehensively won their first two matches in the new 50 over cup. But you won’t hear much about this in the media; and this is not just due to traditional media’s increasingly poor coverage of county cricket. Glamorgan simply aren’t seen…