Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Sunday 19 January 2014
What a fine mess English cricket finds itself in. Yet for supporters of a certain age, the last two months in Australia have just been a return to normal service.
England Lions bowler James Harris hoping to take full advantage of any Test opportunities that come his way after Steven Finn departure
Thursday 16 January 2014
England's bowlers have struggled to make any impact in Australia and the 23-year-old knows he could be handed a chance if he impresses on Tour of Sri Lanka
Thursday 09 January 2014
Poor environment in the dressing room could explain the embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Australia, says Prior
Saturday 04 January 2014
The Aussie Angle
Ian Bell on the Ashes 2013-14: We know we've let ourselves down – however there'll be no shortage of fight from us in Perth
Wednesday 11 December 2013
When things go wrong, you go looking for people to blame. Well, it's the players
Ashes 2013-14: England bowler Tim Bresnan declares himself ready and raring to go ahead of Second Test
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Bresnan has recovered from a stress fracture to his lower back and could feature in the Second Test in Adelaide later this week
Sunday 10 November 2013
Two hundreds this week by England batsmen in the warm-up games before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 21 November. But they will soon be forgotten, whereas to score a Test century is to be remembered forever.
The Ashes 2013-14: England will not go hungry but risk being undercooked as dietary demands are revealed
Saturday 09 November 2013
England’s elaborate dietary demands in pursuit of the Ashes cooked up a hugely entertaining media storm. But they could not quite disguise the fact that the complete world stocks of pumpkin seed and goji berry bars or buckwheat pancake with probiotic yogurt and fresh berries – merely two of the tourists’ extensive list equating to a foodie’s heaven – will be unable to help if they cannot get on the park.
The Ashes 2013-14: Australia A v England XI, third day, match report - another washout brings frustration - and concern
Friday 08 November 2013
England XI first Innings 318 for 0 (93 overs)
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Kevin Pietersen will be welcomed back but captain is key for a side whose batting is wobbling worryingly
Monday 25 March 2013
The Kiwis added a further 206 runs in 35 overs today with Peter Fulton scoring his second hundred of the match
Monday 25 March 2013
England were humiliated at times during the fourth day of the match
Ian Bell: I've got myself out twice but the aggression is a tactic and I'm sticking to my principles
Wednesday 20 March 2013
View From the Middle: Getting yourself out is the hardest thing to deal with. It is frustrating
Thursday 21 February 2013
View From the Middle: Potentially, in the future, you're going to get two styles of cricketers
Saturday 01 December 2012
A feckless age? Six of the 17 longest Test innings have been played this century
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train