"...I think it’s fair to say the tour of Pakistan is the least popular with England players, Ian Botham famously saying he wouldn’t even send his mother-in-law there. But he won’t have to any more because the country has deteriorated and the players now enjoy ..."
"So, after getting up a good momentum to win The Ashes in traditional English conditions it was on to the equally traditional one day series with Australia, the London Cup series included just one Twenty20 International and 5 ODIs. I find it interesting th ..."
"With the Ashes in the bag and England 3 sets to 1 up they headed off to The Oval in search of their biggest home thrashing of Australia in their history. Australia had prepared poorly at Northampton and went for 400 in a day against a weaked Northants bat ..."
"...===Lords 2nd Test – July 16th-20th=== After England’s comfortable win at Cardiff it was similar pitch manicured for the second test at Lords, the groundsmen once again on their hands and knees to scrub out the bounce the night before. Last year Lords was ..."