Thursday, February 23, 2017
England's drawn test series with Bangladesh came as a surprise to many, but it was much of the same for a team that has struggled in the batting department for some time.
Harry Dean explores whether a proposed new T20 tournament could represent the future of English cricket or whether it could be a moment of madness.
Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales made the exceptionally bold call to withdraw from England's tour to Bangladesh. Were they right to make that decision?

2016: New Year, New Hopes

2015 brought many highs and lows for our sports teams and 2016 promises much of the same, although they will be hoping for more highs than lows.
The Ashes have been won, the sunshine is becoming less frequent, and around the country people are donning their pads and strolling out to the middle for the last time this year. It’s the end of another summer and the end of another cricket season, time to pack it in, ride out the winter, and wait for May when...
An out-of-the-blue email, sent without any prior notification, opened the door for the St Andrews Staff and Postgraduate Cricket Club to face an Australian touring side this week. The e-mail was sent by Swan Richards of the Crusaders from Australia to the Staff and Postgraduate Club’s Phil Pass. Crusaders, founded to develop promising young Aussie cricketers, were scheduled to be...
Although the bowling and fielding at the 2015 Cricket World Cup was generally exemplary, it was batting that reigned supreme – runs came thick and fast. Indeed, it would appear 300 has become the new norm of One-Day Internationals. At the last Down Under World Cup in 1992, the average run rate was less than 4.4. By 2007 in...
Last Saturday saw 14 teams head to New Zealand and Australia to compete in the oldest international, one-day tournament in the cricketing calendar. The question to be asked, though, as the tournament gets into its stride, is whether the explosion of T20 cricket has ruined this once-undeniably great competition. Certainly, there are players in the world – Ian Bell...
Part two of this preview for the Cricket World Cup 2015 sees us delve into the latter of the two Groups, after our exploration of Group A yesterday. South Africa “C is for Champions”. This was the inspirational phrase that South Africa brought into the last World Cup, seeking to shed the chokers tag they had long-since been attributed. Unfortunately for...
“Missing: Pair of balls. If found, please return to the English cricket team.” The World Cup, indeed Australia’s opening match against their most familiar foe, remains a day or two away. But the mind games have already begun, with opening shots fired by the Aussie public and press. Posters sporting the above words have appeared in Melbourne, near the venue...