Category Archives: Ashes cricket

A quick look back at England’s cricketing summer

After a disappointing prelude to England’s 2015 cricketing summer, few would disagree that Trevor Bayliss’ men have exceeded all expectations. England were in disarray following Peter Moores’ departure, with some arguing that such a situation might best be described as a ‘crisis’. … Continue reading

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England lose, but lift the ashes

Few would have predicted anything other than an Australian victory at some stage either today or tomorrow. Despite persistent hope of some influential rain, England lost in the afternoon after an excellent day for Peter Siddle. Ultimately of course, the … Continue reading

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Third day at the Oval

After a dramatic batting collapse late last night, England were left facing another tough day. A blue Oval greeted both sides, as Cricket United was supported by players, pundits and spectators alike. The only thing that might have dampened the … Continue reading

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Adil Rashid – to pick or not to pick?

England have won the ashes. That alone has exceeded the wildest expectations of so many home supporters this summer, and few could have dreamt that the fifth test at the Oval might see both sides having nothing left to play for. … Continue reading

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Trent Bride, the Third Day

Trailing by 90 runs and with just 3 wickets in hand, Australia would need a miracle if they were to take the game past tea, let alone if the game was to be saved. England simply had to come out … Continue reading

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Trent Bridge, Second Day

Following a quite remarkable day yesterday, England looked set to build a substantial lead over their tourists and secure a winning position in the game. Joe Root had passed a hundred, as England led by 214 with 6 wickets intact. … Continue reading

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Trent Bridge, the first day

After a seven-match streak of win-loss, win-loss for England, there seemed to be a conscious effort from players and coaching staff alike to avoid the continuation of such a pattern this time round. Anderson was missing coming into the 4th … Continue reading

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England’s selection dilemma

Overall, the Edgbaston test was a huge success for England. An eight wicket win after being utterly dominated at Lord’s represents the perfect comeback from Alastair Cook’s men. Not only did England win, but their new number three, Ian Bell, … Continue reading

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3rd test review

Apologies for the lack of a day-by-day update of the Edgbaston test. I’ll do my best to sum it up here though, and after all, it didn’t take long did it? Much was made of England’s error of judgement leading … Continue reading

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2nd test, day 4, Australia win emphatically

Coming into day three, all but the most optimistic of England fans had already written off a victory. The deficit was at 362, with the Aussies still yet to lose a wicket. All the hosts could hope for was to … Continue reading

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