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Posted 21st April 2015
Posted 13th April 2015
A fascinating series

So here we are again. A month after we were knocked out of the World Cup the England cricket team begin » More

Posted 20th March 2015
No Contests

Having just watched Australia easily overcome Pakistan in the end, we have now had three walkover quarter-finals, which is most » More

Posted 13th March 2015
Time to Look Forward

I write this column as England knock off the final runs in their win over Afghanistan in a day/night when » More

Posted 23rd February 2015
Relief and Positives

The word ‘relief’ best describes the emotions for England cricket supporters and I’m sure there will be a bit of » More

Posted 20th February 2015
Dusting Ourselves Down

It’s been a tough first week for the World Cup team. Everyone realised the first two games were going to » More

Posted 12th February 2015
Ready to go

The very low-key warm-up games are over. They are not to be trusted result-wise but have thrown up some interesting » More

Posted 30th January 2015
Getting in the habit

England did remarkably well to get over the line in Perth after losing half their wickets on a dodgy underprepared-looking » More

Posted 4th December 2014
A classic partnership

England fought their way back into the seven-match one-day series in Sri Lanka at Hambontota. Firstly I must say the wicket » More

Posted 28th November 2014
An emotional week

What a tragic and emotional week it has been for the world of cricket. I think the death of Phil Hughes » More

Posted 6th November 2014
Stuart right on course

They certainly haven’t been working in the temperatures they’ll experience in the next few weeks but the England ODI squad » More

Posted 29th August 2012
England must move on

Andrew Strauss has gone out in an absolutely dignified fashion, which is how he has conducted himself throughout his international » More

Posted 15th August 2012
Team GB can inspire England

England arrive at Lord’s to play South Africa one down. Our Test ranking as the number one team in the » More

Better Plans, Not Changes Needed For England

England's batting display in the two Test matches against Pakistan has come in for intense criticism with calls being made for players » More

Posted 3rd January 2012
England Head Into The Unknown

Talking to Stuart Broad over the last 24 hours, I can sense the excitement the players are feeling about the » More

Posted 6th December 2011
Can Windies Be A Force Again?

The West Indies have put on a good show in the sub-continent so far. A stunning win in their latest one-day » More

Posted 23rd November 2011
Cummins Has Star Quality

The second test match in Jo-burg was sensational, it made great viewing. For Australia to chase down 310 in the fourth » More

Posted 8th November 2011
The Right Sentence

As the dust now settles on the jail sentences handed out to the Pakistan cricketers, and the world has had » More

Posted 6th October 2011
Goodbye Graham

Although it has been a quiet two or three weeks on the international cricket front as far as England are » More

Posted 12th September 2011
Home Domination Continues

England’s domination of India has continued from the Test Matches into the T20 and ODIs over the last few days.  » More

Posted 4th August 2011
England Excel

What an unbelievable three weeks the England cricket team have had!!!  They have blown the world’s top ranked Test team » More

Posted 31st March 2011
The Final!

The whole of the cricket world now holds its breath for Saturday’s World Cup Final between undoubtedly the best two » More

Posted 16th March 2011
Englands's date with Destiny!

England’s showdown with the West Indies on Thursday has suddenly become a do or die situation for them.  With another » More

Posted 22nd December 2010
What A Turnaround

What a turnaround we saw last week in the Perth Test, both physically and mentality the Australians have managed to » More

Posted 15th December 2010
Could Christmas come early for England?

England head into the Perth Test Match knowing that 5 more good days of cricket will see them retaining the » More

Posted 1st December 2010
Records Smashed In Brisbane

England played their ‘get out of jail card free’ card this week when staring defeat in the face, ended up » More

Posted 12th November 2010
Bring On The 25th

The 25th November is fast approaching and England’s preparation is looking liking it is going to plan as we speak.  » More

Posted 22nd September 2010
Fred’s retirement

It’s been a very hard few days for not just Andrew and his family but for all those connected with » More

England newcomers make mark at Test level

There was a lot of focus on the England team when they returned from the Caribbean as World Cup winners, » More

ISM stable deliver during the early stages of 2010 summer

It has been a very good week for our growing band of ISM cricketers as we prepare for the start » More

England deserve their outstanding Twenty20 triumph

As we reflect on the last few weeks of Twenty20 cricket, I can honestly say it has been the best » More

Vibrant England give cause for Twenty20 optimism

It is an exciting time for all England cricket fans as they look forward to Thursday’s semi-final against Sri Lanka » More

County game must learn to do without big stars for coming weeks

Once again we have a new cricket season upon us and already we have seen plenty of positive results. Usually » More

Bangladesh Tour Bloods Players For Future

England's tour to Bangladesh must go down as an unqualified success. England won every game and they were only half troubled » More

Kieswetter makes positive start for Lions

It has been quite a first week for Craig Kieswetter on his first England trip. Craig qualifies officially for England » More

Defeat in final Test should not dampen England spirits

England should return home from South Africa very pleased with what they have achieved on their tour. To go out » More

England one step away from historic series victory

What another epic Test match in Cape Town to continue the drama of this fantastic series! Graham Onions has now » More

England complete stunning overseas victory

What a fantastic result for England in the second Test! Considering how South Africa dominated most of the first Test, » More

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