To say the Ashes didn’t quite go to plan would be an understatement to rival the suggestion that Jesse Ryder may enjoy a quiet beer or two from time to time.
THE 2014 season is all about one thing for Kent opener Sam Northeast – responsibility.
MOEEN ALI’S ascension into the England ranks should act as an inspiration to the rest of the New Road squad for the coming season, according to captain Daryl Mitchell.
LAST year’s fifth-place finish might look like a disappointment on paper for Middlesex, particularly considering they were third in 2012 – their first year back in the top flight.
The last time England were hammered 5-0 by Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board responded by commissioning a report from Ken Schofield, the former executive director of golf’s European Tour, into how and why it happened and he responded with a 19-point plan to overhaul English cricket intended to make sure it never happened again.
OUT with the old and in with the new, Glamorgan’s Jim Allenby is adamant a fresh era of success is finally getting started in Wales.
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The ICC U-19 World Cup will get started this week, with the first round of matches in group play set to take place on February 14. The event will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates for the first time, and naturally features a slew of perennial international contenders.
So it’s over. Australia won the Urn back after three glorious series of English dominance. In the end it took just 14 days and there was only ever one side in it.
Well the second Test didn’t go to plan did it? England’s meagre resistance lasted just short of an hour on Monday as their lower order, many of them accomplished batsmen, inexplicably came out hooking and flailing when, surely, the situation called for them to bat time and attempt to tire their rampant opponents out.
The curse of the Gabbatoir struck again as England’s winless streak there extended to 27 years as they were out-classed, out-thought and out-fought on a quick, bouncy pitch in stifling heat.
Just as the England team discovered in Hobart, I’ve made the uncomfortable realisation that Down Under the skies aren’t always blue and the temperature isn’t always 30 degrees.
I’ve been in Melbourne since last Tuesday and the city’s passion for the game is visible everywhere. There are Ovals on every corner and the detection of my Pom accent has, without fail, led to heated discussions about the game, much to my amusement.
The mood of Aussie supporters who conferred the status of the Pantomime Villain Pom on Stuart Broad may not be improved by the understanding that England’s three-time Ashes winner owes most of his career to Glenn McGrath, if not all of it.