Cricket

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.…

Cricket and ASBOs

13 October 2008 18:33

Like Norm, I am entirely unsurprised by this: The Phrase “it’s not cricket” is reverberating again around state school classrooms.…

Farewell, Mushtaq Ahmed

27 August 2008 15:41

Alas, Mushtaq Ahmed is retiring. Injuries and the grind of the county circuit have taken their toll on the amiable…

The Don’s Final Century

27 August 2008 13:19

On to more important matters than the Democratic convention. Today marks the centenary the birth of Sir Donald Bradman, perhaps…

Cricket Writing

21 August 2008 2:38

the London papers, Mike Atherton at the Times, Selvey at the Guardian, Angus Fraser at the Independent and Derek Pringle…

A Sadly Predictable Picture…

20 August 2008 15:40

There’s the theory – and history –  of cricket in Scotland. Then there’s the reality…  Scotland vs England, The Grange,…

It is never difficult to distinguish between a batsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine…

18 August 2008 7:00

Scottish cricket is a tough school. Not so much because of the standard, but on account of the conditions cricketers…

England Our England

15 August 2008 12:25

So, after a nip and tuck South African affair, Norm and I finish the week by selecting our teams to…

The Battle for South Africa

12 August 2008 12:35

Episode three of the Geras vs Massie cricketing showdown is underway. It’s Norm’s turn to pick first and, as I…

Prime Hutton

11 August 2008 14:29

Lovely story told by Simon Hoggart in his Guardian column at the weekend: The death of Simon Gray lets me…

Australian Summary

7 August 2008 17:58

Having come-off second-best in our West Indies game, I’m duty bound to suggest (gently) that I’ve had the better of…

Playing Australia

7 August 2008 11:39

After the West Indian misfortune, in which my selection was, I’m afraid, bested by Norm’s we move on to episode…

The West Indian Draft

5 August 2008 12:27

Readers awaiting the announcement of my M XI of test cricketers should fret not. It will appear. And soon. In…

KP replaces MV vs SA

4 August 2008 18:20

So, as expected, Kevin Pietersen will captain England against South Africa at the Oval. A dubious gamble in my view,…

The Sad Glory of Mark Ramprakash

2 August 2008 17:27

The test match at Edgbaston is bubbling up nicely. If they can snaffle Graham Smith’s wicket England will be favoured…

What is wrong with England?

30 July 2008 19:57

A dismal day at Edgbaston that took one back to the grim, hapless days of the late 1980s and almost…

Cricketing Replay

30 July 2008 13:44

Regular readers may not be surprised that I’m sceptical of the benefits of the new referral system being trialled in…

Disaster in the Land of the Long White Cloud

22 July 2008 2:29

Yes, I know I have posted this before, But, dang it, I’m sailing around Corfu. And anyway, Left Arm Chinaman’s…

Jack Russell

11 July 2008 23:31

That’s the wicket-keeper not the misanthropic terrier. In the light of my defence of Ian Bell, a reader asks if…