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Observations from the Outfield

Dear Liam, thanks for everything – bye bye now

Does that mean summer is over now, then?Being realistic, there is no way they are going to get any county cricket in next week...
Observations from the Outfield

Warner’s batting average makes club cricketers across the world feel better about their season…

And so one of the greatest English cricketing summers come to an end.The best bit for me? England winning the World Cup? It's up...
Observations from the Outfield

Can we make sure we park “Headlingly 2019” forever now, please?

Well, that's that then.I mean, there was some sense in having the 4th Test in Manchester in September - if we needed rain to...
Observations from the Outfield

Arise Sir….. Jack Leach!

I did try and pass this week’s column off as “BEN STOKES, THAT IS ALL”.Sadly, I am expected to write a little more for...
Olly's Over - Howzat for a Laugh - Funny Cricket News

The Phantom of the Jofra

No player has ever had more of an impact on international cricket than Jofra Archer. Three months ago he was little more than that...
Observations from the Outfield

Forget the Ashes: This is now Jofra vs Steve Smith and it’s personal (in...

A few key things came out of the Second Ashes Test at Lords.Forget the result, momentarily. You can even go as far as forgetting...
Olly's Over - Howzat for a Laugh - Funny Cricket News

Plan Z – ‘Steve Smith has a weakness against left-armers apparently’

England’s tactical ploys to dismiss the world’s greatest batsman have been so embarrassingly ineffective thus far that the thought of sandpaper must surely have...

Forget Shot Selection, Let’s Address Team Selection

England’s World Cup euphoria lasted all but three weeks. Forgotten are Stokes’ heroics with the bat, Archer’s super-over and that ball which should have...

But it was only Ireland (even if they did bowl us out for 85)

Well, that was a worthwhile exercise - wasn't it?Irish cricket got the double whammy of being allowed to play at the 'Home of Cricket' and,...
Funny Cricket News World Cup England India

Bairstow picking a fight with the media was actually a good idea…

Oh, hello England. That's where you've been hiding. Welcome back to the Cricket World Cup 2019. Some of us thought it might be carrying...