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


ECB Central Contracts: A Review

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Eleven England players have been given full central contracts by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), one fewer than in 2014/15. ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan and pace bowler Mark Wood have both been promoted to the elite group of English cricket while Gary Ballance, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes – who were […] READ MORE


The Ashes: Fifth Test, Day One

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With the series already won by England and the urn set to return home once again, the fifth test of the series at the Kia Oval was predicted by some to be somewhat dull and bland and just a prelude to the celebrations at the end of the match when Alastair Cook will lift the […] READ MORE


England Thrash Australia to win First Ashes Test

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Starting the day and their innings needing 412 to win, Australia required a miracle batting performance to win the first Test. Openers David Warner and Chris Rogers were confronted with an in-form opening bowling partnership of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, and neither disappointed. The two produced a beautiful opening spell, giving the batsmen all […] READ MORE


The Ashes: First Test, Day Three Review

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England took a great stride towards victory in the first Ashes Test as they ended the day leaving Australia 412 to win on a tricky Cardiff pitch. Resuming the day on 264-5, Australia still trailed by 166 runs and needed another strong performance from Brad Haddin and the tail to put real pressure on the hosts. Nightwatchman […] READ MORE


Finn or Wood for England?

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With the first Ashes test in Cardiff only days away, the time for talking is slowly running out and the time for those 22 players, who will walk out on that first day, to act is approaching. Every series, both groups of selectors have trouble picking the right squad, and then the right team for […] READ MORE




Preview: West Indies Vs England – The 1st Test

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It is hard to judge what could possibly be Alastair Cook’s state of mind. At the beginning of what is to be one of the most important years in English cricket history, Captain Cook has it all to mull over. He has his own form to be taking care of; he doesn’t have a definite […] READ MORE