Category: England

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A six point plan to fix English cricket

  Twenty years ago last month the ECB was formed.  With some fanfare, the then chairman, Lord MacLaurin, announced the launch of ‘Raising the Standard’ – a master plan aimed at revitalising the game...

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WAS BEN TOO STOKED UP?

At the climax of an adrenaline-fuelled event like Sunday’s World T20 final, it may be hard to envisage the role psychology might play. Surely it is just a matter of the bowler putting the...

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Who should be England’s no3 ?

The absence of Ian Bell and Joe Root’s understandable preference to remain at no4 has created a vacancy at the crucial number three position in England’s batting order. Two prolific county players, Nick Compton...

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Beefy and the Cheese

Beefy Botham is 60! Gives all of us who hero worshipped him as youngsters a reality check. I loved him. I loved his energy and enthusiasm and his never say die attitude and his...

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The day Robbo outlasted Sachin

August 5th 1992 is a date indelibly inked in my memory. The scorecard above probably gives you one indication why. But it’s not the only reason. Yes, when the Little Master (only aged 19...