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Remember the personalities?

This article has been rewritten, due to two ‘cricketing’ events that have just taken place. One was extraordinary; the other wasn’t. One is attracting huge media coverage; one isn’t. 1,936 more words


The Commentators, 7” vinyl 45, The Oval, Surrey, England

In 1985 Paul Hardcastle had a bit of a hit in England  with a Vietnam War song called 19. This was two years after Redgum’s… 288 more words

Cricket Scoreboards

The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a...

The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of. 8 more words

David Gower

Where 2015 ranks in Ashes history

Well hardly anyone predicted that England would regain the Ashes did they? I didn’t (see previous post “Ashes to Ashes?” for evidence). And no one predicted they wold regain them with a Test to spare as they would have to be two matches up with one to play to do this (Australia as holders would have retained them with a draw so if England had been 2-1 up not 3-1 the Ashes could still have been salvaged at the Oval) but it wasn’t to be. 1,436 more words


The tailspin of English cricket in the late 80s and 90s

I came across this book – Sex & Drugs & Rebel Tours – which recounts the exploits and the shenanigans of England cricket team in the 1980s. 527 more words

New Zealand in England: Test series by series

1931 – England 1-0 (3)

Tom Lowry’s New Zealanders were only to play one Test, but performed so well in the tour games that two extra Tests were added. 1,484 more words