Category Archives: England

England v India: The Commentary Drinking Game

It’s going to be a great summer. It’s the summer of Sachin, the world’s No.1 Test team and England’s bid to reach the summit. It’s also the summer of Knighty, Colvile and cricket’s occasional uncomfortable appearances on the back pages. … Continue reading

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Trott Fails To Make Score; Goes Bananas In Long Room: Alan Tyers

Lord’s today was witness to one of its strangest sights in nearly 200 years of cricketing history at the famous St John’s Wood ground. At 29 minutes past 11, Jonathan Trott was struck on the pad by Sri Lankan seamer … Continue reading

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Trott is England’s essential ingredient: John Stern

A little self-deprecating humour can go a long way to winning over a sceptical audience. After receiving England’s player of the year award at Lord’s last night, Jonathan Trott was asked by Nasser Hussain about his relationship with Alastair Cook: … Continue reading

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Andrew Strauss on the M4

I was waiting to pay for fuel somewhere along the M4 near Bristol, and I noticed an elderly man approach someone ahead of me in the queue. Then I noticed the England shellsuit zip-up. “How did you do today,” said … Continue reading

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Andy Flower weighs up India and the ECB

India: To esteemed Mr Andy Flower, England: Flower, India: We, the board of India, would be delighted to have you as coach (subject to approval by sponsors) and are pleased to make you the following offer: England: Here are your … Continue reading

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England’s surprise batting order: Lawrence Booth

A kind of delirium appears to have descended on England. Like the sole survivor of a plane crash, they may just be beginning to believe in their own invulnerability – which, in the absence of a discernible strategy and with … Continue reading

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How England have saved the World Cup

For a country that doesn’t like 50-over cricket, England are doing a great job of keeping the format alive. Their 18-run win over West Indies with 32 balls to go sounds tame by their standards in this tournament but it … Continue reading

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World Cup: No shame for England

To anyone who looks on at England in this World Cup and is appalled at what they see, I can only look on and be appalled. Abject. Inept. Shameful. Disgraceful. No, I’m not having it. It would be a terrible … Continue reading

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Cricket and the zombie apocalypse

If the England cricket team was a crow, it would have flown 41,237 miles since setting out for Perth at the end of October. That’s a very long way for a crow, but it’s an even longer way for a … Continue reading

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World Cup: Give spinners the new ball

What fun it was to see England and South Africa playing in conditions alien to both last Sunday, the batsmen groping around on a good old Bunsen. The ball spun as much as it did when I played my last … Continue reading

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