Book review: The Final Innings by Christopher Sanford

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The Summer of 1939 A short book review on The Final Innings by Christopher Sanford. Christopher Sanford’s wonderful book details the foreboding English cricket summer of 1939.The author makes use of unpublished memoirs and diary entries to describe the unfolding cricketing season of this most portentous of summers. Britain stood on the brink of war. […] READ MORE



Los Angeles Dodgers And Cricket’s Costliest Fielding Errors

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World Series Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers were one play away from taking a sizeable 3-1 lead in the World Series only for the misfield gods to strike. But, what relates the Los Angeles Dodgers to cricket’s infamous misfields? An error each from centre fielder Chris Taylor and catcher Will Smith allowed the Tampa Bay Rays […] READ MORE



David Capel: The England Cricketer’s Finest Hour

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West Indies Tour 1990 In the winter of 1990 England toured the Caribbean. The cricket world expected a heavy defeat for the young England side. Ian Botham and David Gower were surprisingly omitted from the squad, with the selectors opting for youth. The uncapped Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain both earned call ups while the […] READ MORE


High Ceiling And Good Company For Tall Zak Crawley

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Tall Batsmen A Rarity Tall would be an understatement for Zak Crawley. The greatest batsmen in the world are usually of a low centre of gravity. For instance, legendary greats such as Bradman, Ponting and Tendulkar were all under 6 feet tall.  Similarily contemporary greats such as Smith, Babar and Williamson also all stand under […] READ MORE


Practice Makes Perfect With The Art Of Slip Fielding

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Catches win Matches Cricket can be the loneliest and most unforgiving of sports. The fundamental duel between batsman and bowler determines the outcome of the contest. However the famous words of former Australian captain Alan Border always ring true: “Catches win matches”. Slip fielding, therefore, is crucial. The England slip fielders were guilty of dropping […] READ MORE



ODI Series: The England Winners and Losers Against Ireland

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England Stunned by Famous Ireland Victory England vs Ireland. 329 to win. On a balmy summer’s evening on the south coast, Ireland chased an historic target in the final ODI to earn a consolation victory against England. Kevin O’Brien and Harry Tector saw Ireland home. England captain Eoin Morgan will have learnt more in defeat […] READ MORE


Is Curtis Campher the next great Ireland cricketer?

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Keys to Success Curtis Campher – The next generation Ireland Cricketer? How do the best batsmen succeed at international cricket? A gameplan to score runs and the confidence to execute the relevant shot are two essential requirements. Mark Ramprakash was one of the most majestically talented batsmen of his generation. The former Surrey and Middlesex […] READ MORE