Tag Archives: Test

A Trip To Lords

Tomorrow. It’s my birthday. Well done her – much better than the usual codswallop she gets me on these occasions. Naturally this means I hope today gets completely rained out and the extra time is made up when I’m actually … Continue reading

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Cricket Stat Watch

***Che Pujara has passed 50 nine times in his Test career. In three of those knocks he has gone on to reach at least 150, and he has failed to reach a ton on just three of those occasions.*** ***Shivnarine … Continue reading

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XI County Stalwarts Who Ought To Have Played More Test Cricket

Michael Carberry – Carberry got to the stage where he’d established himself as the next batsman in the English Test queue in 2009 and even managed to make his debut, only for a burst blood vessel in his lung to … Continue reading

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Captain Cook Completes Collection

Given the timing of this column, it probably ought to eulogise a maiden Test century from the assured looking Nick Compton. From all accounts a gritty, composed knock which helped England bat through the vast majority of Day Four with … Continue reading

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Things I like in Cricket

1. Short Batsmen. The seemingly flashier swish of willow from a short man, the greater sense of timing over brute force, Sachin Tendulkar, the pull shot from a good length, Brian Charles Lara…James Taylor? 2. Tall Fast Bowlers. The Whispering Death, steepling … Continue reading

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I Ron Bell to show his mettle?

Tight bowling and a couple of poor shots saw England stumble to 102-4 at close of play, some 150 runs behind the total South Africa and the magnificent Hashim Amla piled on over the preceding three days. Although a fired up … Continue reading

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