Category Archives: Cricket

Heavy workloads and batting collapses

Once again, it’s England’s top order that has let them down. After a largely optimistic first test match, India look set to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, with England four down, and still 56 behind their hosts. … Continue reading

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England start strongly as India hold on for a draw

England’s performance in the first of five tests against India was extremely encouraging. Alastair Cook’s men were expected to be outclassed in India this winter, but so far the  two sides look very evenly matched. Two aspects of the drawn … Continue reading

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England batting collapse sees series drawn

Bangladesh, for the first time in their history, beat England on Sunday. Before analysing any of the technical aspects of the game, the hosts must be congratulated. They could have won the series, 2-0, and it wouldn’t have been an … Continue reading

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England edge superb opening test

After England’s first test match of a long, challenging winter, Alastair Cook’s men have come out on top, just. Their hosts, Bangladesh, finished just 22 short of England’s total, as they sought a first ever test match victory against the … Continue reading

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England in Bangladesh: First Test Preview

After a fantastic, well-fought ODI series, Bangladesh and England are preparing for the first test match of a two-match series, which starts on Thursday. Ahead of that game, a number of questions over Alastair Cook’s side remain unanswered. With Alex Hales … Continue reading

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Bangladesh v England, ODI series review

England sealed a 2-1 series win over Bangladesh yesterday, following their impressive four wicket victory in Chittagong. After the hosts hit back in the second match, England kept their cool when it mattered, and wrapped up the three-match series. Before … Continue reading

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England vs Bangladesh, ODI Series Preview

England will begin their winter of cricket with three one day internationals in Bangladesh next week, and they face a number of interesting selection options. After Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales dropped out of the tour due to security fears, … Continue reading

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Steelbacks have reason to be confident

Tuesday, 9th August sees the Steelbacks host Middlesex in the second of this year’s T20 Blast quarter-finals. Following a largely successful campaign thus far, the hosts are well-placed to progress, once again, to finals day. Despite consecutive defeats, both to … Continue reading

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Test series finely poised

After England’s resounding victory at Old Trafford last week, it would be easy for supporters to get a little carried away. Slip up, however, and the hosts will forfeit any chance of a series victory. At 1-1, a victory for either … Continue reading

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Steelbacks march into quarter finals

Last night, the Norhants Steelbacks became the first north group side to reach the 2016 T20 Blast quarter finals. An outstanding 74-run victory at home to the Birmingham Bears sealed their qualification, but the key to their success throughout the … Continue reading

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