Bob Willis Trophy: Jamie Overton Stars As Somerset Win Inside Two Days

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Bob Willis Trophy – Somerset Ease To Victory  All-rounder Jamie Overton starred with both bat and ball in the Bob Willis Trophy as Somerset completed a resounding 167-run win over Northamptonshire. This, incredibly inside two action-packed days. An eventful match at the County Ground finished in style on the second evening. Northants, still reeling from […] READ MORE



England’s Widening Cracks: Perth Talking Points

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When the English team touched down in Australia, the Australian Vice Captain sent out a clear warning to the English camp that they should be prepared for “war”. England Captain Joe Root was in bullish mood during his first Ashes Press Conference, saying, “We’re very confident. We’ve got very good experienced players that have been here […] READ MORE


Australia vs England: Should England Have Bowled First?

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Australia are currently 209-4 at stumps on the first day of the Second Ashes Test at Adelaide. This Test has made Ashes history in being the first day-night Test to be played between the two sides. Craig Overton was handed his Test debut and he put in a determined performance which culminated with him bowling […] READ MORE


England’s Bowlers Toil in Final Warm-up Game

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England’s bowlers were left looking impotent in the absence of James Anderson as Cricket Australia XI easily batted out the final day of their warm-up game in Townsville. Only one wicket fell as 18-year-old Jason Sangha and 22-year-old Matthew Short hit maiden first-class centuries to secure a creditable draw. Mason Crane took the only wicket […] READ MORE


Ashes 2017/18: Ones to Watch

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Ahead of this winter’s Ashes series, LastWordonCricket‘s team takes a look at the players to watch on each side. Australia Josh Hazlewood (by Sean Wilson) Embed from Getty Images During the last Ashes series in Australia, Mitchell Johnson took virtually all the credit for his 37 wickets that helped secure a 5-0 whitewash for the Aussies […] READ MORE



England Announce Ashes Squad: Reaction

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Seldom has selection for England’s marquee Ashes series been announced against such a backdrop, with activities off the field dominating press interest and catapulting cricket from the back to the front pages. England’s selectors convened on Tuesday as shockwaves started to reverberate through the sport with news still filtering through of Ben Stokes’ arrest in […] READ MORE



Essex Falter in Championship Charge

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Essex’s bid for a first County Championship pennant since 1992 was dented by a resilient Somerset on day one at Chelmsford. The healthy Bank Holiday crowd hoped for a strong batting display after the hosts won the toss and chose to bat in the sunshine, but some poor shots and impressive fast bowling from Craig […] READ MORE