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Hayter column: It’s time to enjoy Cook’s second coming…

By Peter Hayter While Joe Root and his every move would have been subjected to the minutest scrutiny from the moment England’s new Test..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Viewpoint: Top three must begin to deliver for Bayliss

(Photo: Getty Images) Derek Pringle on England’s bad habit of misfiring starts to their Test innings… It was Michael Atherton,..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Root’s Manoeuvre – Time for Joe to stand tall in aspects other than his batting

(Photo: Getty Images) Derek Pringle looks ahead to Joe Root’s debut as England captain and points to a number of areas for the..

July 5, 2017 with 0 Comments

Harmer masterclass caps victory where Essex records fell

(Photo: Getty Images) By Martin Smith Simon Harmer had played just three County Championship matches before Essex extended his one-year..

July 3, 2017 with 0 Comments

Root must follow in his rivals’ footsteps to succeed as captain

England’s defeat at the hands of India over the winter signalled the end of an era as Alastair Cook resigned the Test captaincy. The..

May 8, 2017 with 0 Comments

Is Joe Root the right man for the job?

(Photo: Getty Images) By Harvey Burgess No sooner had reports emerged that Alastair Cook’s desire to continue with the England captaincy..

February 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Do bowlers get overlooked as England captain because of the old class system?

Derek Pringle offers some intriguing thoughts about why batsmen are almost invariably appointed to the top England job Andrew Strauss was..

February 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – England captains always end up in a stew

It’s not easy being a leader, a thought which doubtless occurred to the other Captain Cook when he was being lightly sautéed in an..

February 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Alastair Cook: fighting against the current in 2016

(Photo: Getty Images) In the final piece of our three-part series cataloging the ups and downs of Alastair Cook’s career as captain,..

February 9, 2017 with 0 Comments

Alastair Cook: new faces at the opposite end

(Photo: Getty Images) We continue our three-part series looking back on Alastair Cook’s Test captaincy, analysing here the trials and..

February 7, 2017 with 0 Comments

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