Cricket

Ashes Hiatus

9 July 2009 22:47

So, yes, little blogging. Blame a combination of Ashes cricket and an infestation of family… Hiatus will continue as I…

May God Protect Us From the ICC & All Their Improvements…

30 June 2009 15:20

Not all change is necessarily or automatically regrettable. Even in cricket. Nonetheless, anytime anyone from the ICC talks about future…

The Oldest Man in the World

19 June 2009 15:19

Henry Allingham, Britain`s oldest man and oldest surviving First World War veteran celebrates his 113th birthday at HMS President at…

Why is Kevin Pietersen Playing in the Twenty20 World Cup?

2 June 2009 4:56

Every so often someone at Lords remembers to trot out the line that Test Cricket is and must remain the…

Graeme Swann Takes the New Ball

7 May 2009 14:35

Shamefully, I’ve not kept a sufficiently close eye on the cricket today. It’s early May and it doesn’t feel right…

Obama and Cricket

30 April 2009 1:07

It’s true you know, Barack Obama does want to un-make the United States of America. First he takes a quick…

Caption Contest: When Obama Met Lara

23 April 2009 11:36

Brian Lara gives President Barack Obama a lesson, during last week’s Summit of the Americas in Trinidad. Photo: White House…

Fixing the County Championship

15 April 2009 15:47

The cricket season has begun which is, as usual, a cause for celebration and an occasion to lament the guarantee…

Headline of the Day

7 April 2009 14:34

Courtesy of the Scotsman: Boycott rigged poll, says Al-Qaeda chief This would surely come as no surprise to many of…

English Cricket Welcomes the Enemy

23 March 2009 12:53

The news that England hope to host the IPL  is as unsurprising as it is depressing. After all, what better…

Caribbean Lessons

11 March 2009 17:10

In the grander scheme of matters, a West Indian series victory which left England thinking they should really have won…

The Prior Problem

9 March 2009 17:38

Apart from being England wicket-keepers what do Matt Prior and Godfrey Evans have in common? Congratulations if you answered that…

Pakistan Edges Closer to the Abyss

3 March 2009 8:15

Sometimes it’s the seemingly minor events – minor, that is, in the grand scheme of matters, not necessarily small or…

Lessons from a great Antiguan Drama

20 February 2009 1:21

Test match cricket is something else, isn’t it? Patrick Kidd has a splendid line making the point that test cricket…

Stanford Calamity? Only for Antigua, not for cricket

19 February 2009 14:28

There’s some good stuff in Michael Henderson’s column on the so-called Stanford debacle* today, even if he indulges himself with…

Stanford’s Demise

16 February 2009 13:37

It’s an ill-wind that fails to blow in any silver-lined clouds and the current financial difficulties are no exception. It…

Antiguan Debacle

13 February 2009 15:07

Just in case you had any doubts that cricket is the worst-run sport in the world, further proof comes from…

Solving the Ian Bell Question

12 February 2009 16:45

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person who ever defends Ian Bell. Not that this will do him much…

51 All Out

9 February 2009 15:30

Apologies for the radio silence. I’m still struggling to comes to terms with England’s Jamaican debacle. Matters were scarcely improved…

Just Like Old Times

7 January 2009 14:36

English cricket in shambolic farce. It’s like Scottish football, except more important.