Posts Tagged ‘Test Match’

T20 is the reason for England’s bare spin bowling cabinet

Posted on: July 6th, 2014 by Scott No Comments

Spin bowlers across the county circuit are putting their hands up and desperately trying to force their way into the England reckoning. England lost their recent Test series against Sri Lanka without a specialist spinner in the side and look set to enter the India series with Moeen Ali performing the spin role in the [...]


Cautious Cook must change his ways

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Alistair Cook is relatively new to the England captaincy and came under fierce criticism at Headingley for his tactics in the second test against New Zealand. Cooks decision not to enforce the follow on and then the pace at which his side proceeded to bat at brought widespread confusion and almost lead to England drawing [...]


Carberry, not Compton should be Englands Ashes Opener

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Nick Compton is under increasing pressure for his place at the top of Englands test match batting order. On the face of it, this seems unreasonable given his back to back centuries in New Zealand just a couple of tests ago. However with the return of Kevin Pietersen on the horizon and the form of [...]


Inconsistent Broad lucky to keep his place

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Stuart Broad took the plaudits for his seven wicket performance in the second innings at Lords against New Zealand. Rightly so, it was a terrific performance. We all know Broad is capable of such displays, he has done it before. However they do not happen often enough.   Broad took the man of the match [...]


England vs. New Zealand: 1st Test Review

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

A test match decided in four days normally indicates that one side have dominated the opposition and finished them off quickly. Well that was certainly not the case in the first test at Lords between England and New Zealand which proved to be an extremely close encounter.   Having won the toss and elected to [...]



Posted on: July 15th, 2012 by Scott No Comments

The Ashes are labelled as the pinnacle of cricket for England players and fans alike. And for the last few decades they have been. England have been inferior to the mighty Aussies and so the challenge has always been to top the old rivals. Since 2005, England have launched an attack on the Australian supremacy [...]