Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Sunday 12 August 2012
Rebel batsman makes himself available for all forms of cricket... assuming England still want him
Thursday 02 August 2012
Debutant comes in with captain Strauss hailing 'proper batter who can play really long innings'
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The defeat that England suffered yesterday against South Africa was perhaps the worst of the 266 inflicted on them in Test matches. On the surface the margin of an innings and 12 runs is in the middling ranks of heavy reversals.
Monday 23 July 2012
Ian Bell's admirable resistance foundered against Dale Steyn as England descended to an innings defeat in the first Investec Test.
Friday 20 July 2012
Counter-attacking Matt Prior pushed England up to 385 all out, despite a Dale Steyn-inspired fightback from South Africa on a rain-interrupted second day of the first Investec Test.
Thursday 05 July 2012
England were deprived last night of the opportunity to become the world's top ranked one-day side, when their match against Australia in Birmingham was called off because of rain. Although they are 2-0 ahead in the series they had to win all five scheduled matches if they were to head the International Cricket Council ratings for the first time.
Saturday 30 June 2012
England 272-5 Australia 257-9 (England win by 15 runs)
Wednesday 20 June 2012
West Indies 238-9 (Bravo 77, Gayle 53) England 239-2 (Cook 112, Bell 53). England win by eight wickets
Sunday 10 June 2012
Stuart Broad looked cross when he learned that he was to be rested, along with James Anderson. When Andrew Strauss won the toss and said England would bowl, the game was turned into an entertaining trial between three pace bowlers determined to make a case for a role against South Africa next month.
Saturday 09 June 2012
There were compensations for the England selectors yesterday as play was called off for the second successive day in the Third Test. They might not be grateful for it now but the abandonment shortly after lunch gave them more time to ponder one of their greater conundrums of recent times.
Sunday 27 May 2012
West Indies 370 & 61-6 v England 428
Tuesday 22 May 2012
It wasn't Cricket, Lovely Cricket, and the West Indies Won, at Lord's yesterday, but it was a step in the right direction.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Yorkshireman shows shades of Pietersen before his brilliant run-out leaves West Indies staring inevitable defeat in the face
Sunday 20 May 2012
Bravo has shining potential but he will look back at this match with little fondness
Saturday 19 May 2012
Even West Indies' limpet left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul had bleak prospects of blocking England's victory course in the first Investec Test.
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