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Glamorgan: All Quiet on the Western Avenue

November 25, 2011 by


‘Twas the month before Christmas, all through the SWALEC Something was stirring, becoming a wreck… The skipper was hung out to dry without care, By the next season, who still will be there…? It’s quite remarkable how some things can change from one year to the next. There are those among us who would argue […]

England: Muddled and Middling

February 8, 2011 by


The one day series has been something of a come down for England fans, after the elation of the Ashes the sight of us being comprehensively beaten four times out of five (so far) has been somewhat less entertaining. So what does the World Cup hold for England fans?  It’s been oft-quoted that after the […]

Test Cricket Under Threat

January 7, 2011 by


No. This is not another piece about crowds, kids’ attention-spans, Twenty20 etc etc etc. Test cricket’s existence has been precarious since 1877 and it’s still with us, so it’ll survive. This threat to Test cricket is related to all the familiar villains (and there’s plenty more where those mentioned above came from), but it’s not […]

An Ashes Postmortem

January 2, 2011 by


It would be amiss to not start the piece without a congratulatory note to the England team for ensuring that the Ashes were retained. This has not happened for 24 years and that is quite a wait. What has astounded me however was how easily they managed to do it. At the time of writing […]

Ricky Ponting in a controversy: What’s new?

December 27, 2010 by


England should just go ahead and retain the Ashes. It would establish that the most dominating team over a grueling 5 Test match series will win the trophy at the end of the day. It would also do a ton of good for Australian cricket, because they will cease living in denial that everything is […]

England Number One? Hardly.

December 11, 2010 by


The ICC Cricket Rankings have been a major talking point ever since Australia began their decline two years ago. India were the first to beat them since the 2005 Ashes. Then South Africa became the first side to beat Australia in Australia since the West Indies in 1992/93. Australia bounced back with a win in […]

Future of English Domestic Schedule

December 10, 2010 by


In the break between Test matches, my thoughts return to the English Domestic game. We haven’t yet received fixtures for 2011 although we know that the schedule will sadly be the same as 2010 – A schedule which received much criticism. Despite knowing that the season starts every year in April, the ECB essentially left […]