The Left-Arm Debate

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In any cricket team, whether is be a junior, county or international one, variation is paramount to keeping the mystery around a side and to making sure you are less predictable when either batting or bowling. Batting is quite hard to vary as you usually have to play what you are given so therefore the […] READ MORE


Hampshire: A Formula to T20 Success

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With a combination of a James Vince maiden 20-over ton and fading light in Worcestershire, Hampshire County Cricket Club booked their place in a record sixth straight finals day, with the record dating back to 2010, the year they also recorded their first victory of the, at the time, newly named ‘Friends Life T20 Cup’. […] READ MORE


The Ashes: Fifth Test, Day One

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With the series already won by England and the urn set to return home once again, the fifth test of the series at the Kia Oval was predicted by some to be somewhat dull and bland and just a prelude to the celebrations at the end of the match when Alastair Cook will lift the […] READ MORE


The Ashes: Second Test, Day One Review

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After the impressive, yet still quite surprising victory inside four days from England in Cardiff, all eyes were on Lord’s as the second Test match got under way. From first glance the pitch looked nothing like the belter that New Zealand had been treated to last month and the toss was always going to be […] READ MORE



The Ashes: First Test, Day One Review

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The Ashes: First Test, Day One With the counting down finally done with, the 2015 Ashes series got under way at the SWALEC ground, Cardiff and after a few suspect showers around in the morning, the ground staff managed to clear the playing area and proceedings got under way at 11:15, after anthems and other […] READ MORE


Finn or Wood for England?

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With the first Ashes test in Cardiff only days away, the time for talking is slowly running out and the time for those 22 players, who will walk out on that first day, to act is approaching. Every series, both groups of selectors have trouble picking the right squad, and then the right team for […] READ MORE


Who Should England Pick for Cardiff?

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With the recent, short, two test series against New Zealand over and deemed a qualified success, all eyes are looking forward to the 8th July when England and Australia meet in the first Ashes test of the summer. Lots of talk in the media recently has been about the Australian side and how they are […] READ MORE


The Stokes Effect

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For years, Test matches have been the pinnacle of world cricket, the thing that young cricket fans all around the world dream about. To represent your home nation in an international fixture is a privilege in any sport, but to have three different formats in which to do it makes cricket special, T20, ODI and […] READ MORE