Overton Bounces Back From England Snub As Somerset Take Control

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Hampshire lost nine wickets for 115 runs on the first day at the Ageas Bowl, as Somerset’s Craig Overton impressed following his England snub. His side’s coach Matthew Maynard tweeted his dismay at Eoin Morgan’s “broken word” on Sunday, as the 23-year-old bowler was omitted from the side to face South Africa at Cardiff despite […] READ MORE


England Test XI Available Slots: The Contenders

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The ICC Champions Trophy is just around the corner, and with it offers England another chance at winning a trophy to underline the improvements made by the one-day side. It will be a huge challenge, with the likes of South Africa, Australia and India bound to be there at the business end of the tournament, along with […] READ MORE


Champion County Match Faced With Identity Crisis

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Ask any county cricket fan about the season’s “traditional curtain-raiser”, and they will tell you that since time immemorial, the champion county season has started with a first-class match fixture between the previous season’s County Champions and an MCC XI. However, as with so many things in cricket, there is an element of urban myth […] READ MORE



Missed Chances And Poor Selection Prove Costly For England In Mumbai

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After Rajkot, there was a familiar pattern to England’s two losses to India both at Visakhapatnam and Mohali. The visitors offered promise and looked to be staying in touch with India long enough, only for missed chances, Virat Kohli and the wrong team selection proving their undoing. England’s latest defeat in Mumbai was no different. […] READ MORE


Who Should Be England’s Spinner Next Summer?

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Since Graeme Swann retired halfway through the infamous 2013 Ashes tour down under, England have been searching for a frontline Test spinner. Monty Panesar seemed the obvious heir to the throne as England’s spinner but a series of disciplinary issues and a mental health struggle meant he lost his place when Andy Flower resigned as […] READ MORE


England Take a Backward Step with Gareth Batty Recall

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English cricket was in a dark place following the 2015 World Cup. Out-played, out-fought and out-powered, they played cricket in much the same way they had for the last twenty years. Stuck in the dark ages it made for rather desperate viewing. Fast forward to the present day and England’s one-day side is in rude […] READ MORE