Cricket World Cup Final Preview – England V New Zealand 2019

The sound of persistent rain greets me as I wake up this morning in England eagerly awaiting the Cricket World Cup Final 2019.  England, the world number ones and strong favorites, meet New Zealand who are purposeful and resolute opponents. History will be made today as there will be a new name on the trophy.… Continue reading Cricket World Cup Final Preview – England V New Zealand 2019

Exciting, Exasperating and Mindboggling – England’s Unlikely Victory at Headingley.

The 2019 Ashes is still up for grabs due to Ben Stokes magical, reslient and skilful innings of 135 not out giving England an exciting one wicket victory.  His innings will go down in the anuls of Test cricket history as one of the best of all time.  His batting feats were even more remarkable… Continue reading Exciting, Exasperating and Mindboggling – England’s Unlikely Victory at Headingley.

International Feature – The Greatest Autralian Test Team of all Time

A very tough selection. Australia have had so many Test players through out the ages that epitomise the type of cricket fans would like to see played throughout the world.  Players that are flamboyent, tough, passionate, skillful and confident have represented the ‘Green Baggies’ throughout the generations. The attractive style of cricket has made Australia… Continue reading International Feature – The Greatest Autralian Test Team of all Time

Ashes Test Match Review – First Blood to Australia…

Fortress Edgbaston no more. Today, Australia sealed a convincing 251 run win on the fifth day of the first Ashes Test Match.  Well played Australia. Their positive and commanding batting display in the second innings unsettled England in the field.  Indecisive and visibly shaken, the Australian batsmen recognised England were there for the taking and… Continue reading Ashes Test Match Review – First Blood to Australia…

Ashes to Ashes….Observations of the 2019 Test Series

Well, one of the greatest and longest running rivalries in sport has commenced again with the start of the 2019 cricket Ashes test series between Australia and England yesterday at Edgbaston.  For me, both teams have one of the weakest and inexperienced Test squads selected for the prostigious series. Excluding Steve Smith, Joe Root, Mitchell… Continue reading Ashes to Ashes….Observations of the 2019 Test Series

International Feature – The Best Sri Lankan Test Team of All Time…

Sri Lanka were the 8th team to be given full Test playing status in 1981. The ‘Lions’ won their first Test match in 1985 and have won many  matches  against all Test nations playing an attacking and intuitive style of cricket. Sri Lanka currently hold a number of records in Test cricket: 1) They hold… Continue reading International Feature – The Best Sri Lankan Test Team of All Time…

Open Wound – The Worrying Performances at the Top of the Order of Test Cricket…

Reflecting on the recent series between England and India,  I thought I would write about a concerning trend that continues to grow in Test cricket.  The poor performances of Test openers.  The opening batsman from both sides only produced 2 centuries and 1 fifty in the 5 match series  All of these scores were produced… Continue reading Open Wound – The Worrying Performances at the Top of the Order of Test Cricket…

International Feature – The Best New Zealand Test Cricket Team of all Time

The following team is selected with my view that it could win a Test match against another country at anytime and in any venue throughout the world.  The ‘Black Caps’ were the 5th country to play Test cricket starting in 1930. They did not win there first Test match until 1956. Until the last 10… Continue reading International Feature – The Best New Zealand Test Cricket Team of all Time