Cricket

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.

Halls of Fame

4 January 2009 22:43

In general, I suppose I don’t have too much against the idea of a cricket Hall of Fame though given…

Cricket Fans Reluctant to Embrace “Modern” Game; Insist Old Ways Best.

19 December 2008 16:27

As a member of the English cricket team’s supporters club (vital for snaring Ashes tickets next summer) I was pleased…

Charm City Cricket

13 November 2008 14:05

Accounts of cricket in the United States are always endearing, generally on account of the enthusiasm of the converts to…

The Twenty/20 Virus

28 October 2008 0:30

Regular readers may have noticed – but not necessarily been disheartened by – the absence of much cricket-related commentary here.…