Tag : cricket

Sport | England romp to victory but can’t get too carried away

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What a difference a few weeks can make; after a humiliating loss at Lords to  tourists India and a deeply disappointing draw, where England somehow managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory, the pressure was rising on Cook and his company of under performers. Now there seems … Read More

Sport | England storm to victory

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England picked up where they left off with a crushing victory over India at Old Trafford. After levelling the series with a 266 run win at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, both teams knew that they could take a giant step towards wrapping up the series by taking the encounter … Read More

Sport | England’s Young Lions finally roar

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Alistair Cook must have felt blessed, sweet relief when Moeen Ali took the wicket of Pankaj Singh (who, incidentally, must rank as one of the unluckiest bowlers in his first test ever) on Thursday morning in Southampton to tie up a spectacular, wonderful Test match victory for his beleaguered England … Read More

Sport | England with much to ponder

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Given the amount at stake, Lord’s seemed surprisingly subdued as the final day’s play began. Maybe this was just in keeping with the gentility of cricket, in contrast to the unrelenting passion (and quite often aggression) of football crowds. However, it may also have been because England, despite chasing a … Read More

Sport | England agonisingly close to rescuing draw

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Test cricket is a cruel game. James Anderson, not exactly a walking wicket but not Sachin Tendulkar, had blocked 54 balls from Sri Lanka’s attack with relative ease, and was just another two away from saving the game for England, a remarkable achievement given that they started the final day … Read More

Sport | Dropping Cook would be a recipe for disaster

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Until Alastair Cook makes a century people will continue to call for his head as England captain. However, for several reasons, these people are simply wasting their breath. They are not wasting their time by arguing that Cook is not producing with the bat; that fact is there for all … Read More

Sport | What we learnt in the T20 Worlds

5 years ago / 0 comments

Finally, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, the classy fulcrum of Sri Lanka’s batting over the last fifteen years, were rewarded for their continued and electric brilliance in their last game in the T20 format. As fireworks exploded and Sri Lankan supporters danced and screamed to their hearts’ content in the … Read More

Sport | Cricket – Taylor the man to replace Pietersen for England?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Love him or hate him, its time to accept, barring some miraculous or humiliating u-turn from the English Cricket Board, the Kevin Pietersen saga and his swashbuckling international career is over. As we look forward to the one day series in the West Indies, the T20 World Cup and the … Read More

Sport | Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked?

5 years ago / 0 comments

YES – Ste Topping Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked by England on the basis of the recent tour of Australia alone? No. It’s difficult to make a case for any England player making a good account for themselves Down Under this winter, and Pietersen did put in some more than respectable … Read More

News | Met cricketer's mysterious death resolved

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The tragic death of a Leeds Metropolitan student was caused by a sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, a second post mortem has found. Thomas Hardman, a final year Sports Science student was discovered dead by his housemate last November. He was found in his bed at his house on Ash Road, … Read More