Last year I wrote about The Hundred. And I said then that while the games I had watched had been extremely entertaining to watch, I still had some reservations. Well, from a sporting and entertainment point of view I am won over. This is an exceptionally exciting form of cricket. The marketing is absolutely right.… Continue reading I really like The Hundred.
You know how you can feel looking at the news sometimes? Like it’s an avalanche of depressing stories? I feel a bit like that right now. I mean there really isn’t a lot to make you think otherwise. The continued revelations of potential sleaze and/or corruption coming out of Westminster continue to erode whatever confidence… Continue reading When the news is rubbish.
The 5th Test Match against India was cancelled. It was a great shame to see the final Test match between England and India called off. The series had been set up perfectly for a barnstorming finish as India looked to complete a series win over England and add their scalp to that of Australia that… Continue reading A week in Sport.
I’ve really enjoyed the Hundred so far. I was one of those who were very unsure whether we needed another format of the game. The people running sports are always wondering about how to attract new and preferably younger fans to the sport, that was one of many reasons why the bigwigs at the twelve… Continue reading The Hundred. Is it everything we were hoping for?
Live sport is nothing without the fans. And that’s been demonstrated this week in Birmingham as England host New Zealand in the Second Test Match at Edgbaston. A crowd of 18,000 will be allowed in across the five days as England look to claim the first series win of the summer after the drawn match… Continue reading The Barmy Army showed what sport has been missing for over a year.
I enjoyed this format from last week so I'm going to stick with it. As with last week, I'm going to pick a few news stories and give my opinion in a more condensed fashion, rather than write an extended piece on one subject. So, let's get into the week's news that caught my eye.… Continue reading A Week in Review: 27th July-2nd August
So this is something slighty different. Normally I pick a topic for the week and write a more extended piece on that one topic. What I thought I would do this week is take a few topics from the week and write a few shorter pieces grouped together in one post. Let me what you… Continue reading A week in review
With England's brave Lionesses falling in the semi finals of the World Cup, the sporting world now turns its gaze to the cricket field as Joe Root leads England's latest attempt to regain the greatest cricketing prize of all. The Ashes. My interest and enjoyment of Test Cricket was really first sparked in the summer… Continue reading Why I’m excited for the Ashes.