Root nurtured England’s rejuvenation

England were not at the races at Old Trafford today. Their batting was undone by the very thing that undermined Australia through the summer – seam and swing. But today’s anti climax should not...


The science of swing

Jimmy Anderson exploits it brilliantly, but it is not only batsmen who are baffled by swing. Many scientists have been bemused by it too.  (And why the red ball does and the white one...


Cricket’s cross-dressing phenomenon

Blinding weather for the 4th odi at Headingley. I travelled up on the train with the Chairman of the ECB and a man in a lizard costume (perhaps his CEO in disguise? A great...