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 side time immemorial, the county season has started with a first-class 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 about the […] READ MORE


Life After James Anderson: England’s Answer to a Post-Jimmy World

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It’s coming. We’ve known it had to, and don’t know when yet, and when it happens, we’ll all be rocked to our cores. One day, James Anderson is going to retire from international cricket. Yes, it will eventually happen. Much as we’d all love the Burnley Lara to play for England well into his 50s, […] READ MORE


England Twins? England v New Zealand Preview

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Eoin Morgan could name the first pair of twins to ever play for England in tomorrow’s 4th England v New Zealand One Day International at Trent Bridge. Following injuries that have caused Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan to pull out of the rest of the series, Somerset’s Craig Overton was first to be drafted in […] READ MORE