Bowling Fast – An Obsession With The Speed Gun

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Is Fast Bowling Becoming An Obsession? Fast Bowling. A rare commodity that teams go out of their way to encourage among younger generations. England chose to select both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood in their first Test match against the West Indies, a Test they subsequently lost. It leads me to ask – why do […] READ MORE


Ben Stokes Defends Stuart Broad Decision

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Ben Stokes Has “No Regrets” On Stuart Broad Decision Ben Stokes, England’s stand-in skipper for the first Test match against the Windies doesn’t lament or regret the fact that he left out veteran 34-year-old fast bowler Stuart Broad out of the playing eleven at Southampton. Stuart Broad has taken 485 test match wickets. Leaving him […] READ MORE


Eng v WI Day 5: West Indies Win By Four Wickets

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Eng v WI Day 5 – Blackwood 95 Paves The Way Eng v WI Day 5. A triumph for the ages? A historic first Test match deserved a historic away victory and that is exactly what the West Indies delivered. The first Test match post-pandemic belonged to the West Indies. A match which began with […] READ MORE


Eng v WI Day 4: Late Wickets Put Tourists On Top

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Eng v WI Day 4 – Tourists Take Control Oh, England. So much promise and hope. Yet Eng v WI Day 4 proved to be groundhog day. England began day four trailing by 99 and at one stage looked set to post a sizeable fourth innings chase for their visitors. However, a flurry of early […] READ MORE


England v Windies Day 3: Tourists Take Control

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England v Windies Day 3 – A Tourist Outing England v Windies day 3. Groundhog day as they say? Day three of the UK cricket summer certainly belonged to the tourists as they took control of the first #raisethebat Test match. Along came the better weather after two miserably dull days, with the weather came […] READ MORE


Is Jimmy Anderson The King Of Swing?

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Jimmy Anderson and the art of swing. Oh, Jimmy Anderson. Oh Jimmy, Jimmy. Jimmy Anderson is unquestionably the” king of swing” in the 21st century. But first, let us put a common notion about Jimmy to rest. People quite often consider Jimmy Anderson to be a “home track bully”. But is it really true? With […] READ MORE


Eng vs WI Day 2: Captain Holder Takes Six

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Eng vs WI Day 2 – A Hol-Hearted Performance Eng vs WI day 2. A day that belonged to perhaps the most underrated cricketer in the world. It was a day to remember for West Indies captain Jason Holder at the Ageas Bowl. He led from the front taking 6 English wickets. His fine bowling […] READ MORE


England vs Windies Day 1: Players Take The Knee

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Players Take The Knee On a day which should have celebrated the start of the UK summer of cricket, inevitably rain played more than it’s fair part. Before play eventually began at 2.00 pm, players and staff alike in what was a powerful image, all were seen taking the knee. This was to act as […] READ MORE


Eng vs Windies – Raise The Bat 1st Test Preview

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Eng vs Windies – A Test Upon Us Eng vs Windies. The first test is just moments away. Rejoice, everyone. International cricket is back after a gap of almost 4 months. When England play the West Indies at the Rose Bowl in Southampton starting on the 8th of July, there is likely to be much […] READ MORE