Tag: James Anderson

#23) Liz Nicholl CBE

Photo credit: UK Sport Ask any British Olympic medalist the story behind their success and often they will tell you it’s down to help they received from others. While everyone has their own unique path, look closely into the journey of many athletes from… Continue Reading “#23) Liz Nicholl CBE”

England v Sri Lanka – 2nd Test, Day 2 Report

In the absence of the crocked Ben Stokes, it was England’s other two all-rounders – Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes – who took centre stage at Chester-le-Street as they put their team in prime position to make it an eighth successive Test victory at… Continue Reading “England v Sri Lanka – 2nd Test, Day 2 Report”

A recipe for success?

It’s been quite a week; a royal birth, the 70th anniversary of VE Day and even some sunshine have all befallen us since the beginning of the month. There was something else too but I can’t quite remember what… Anyway, in all the excitement… Continue Reading “A recipe for success?”

A Shining Light

Last week, Zimbabwe’s national cricket team gave the country blighted by political corruption and severe droughts something to smile about for the first time in a long while. They won their first Test match (excluding victories over Bangladesh) for 12 years, drawing the series… Continue Reading “A Shining Light”

The Big Review (Part 2)

Now it’s time for part 2 of my review of the 2013 Ashes series. Today it’s the turn of the Australians and I think it’s fair to say that their ratings don’t match the 3-0 scoreline. Australia – 6/10 At times this Australian side… Continue Reading “The Big Review (Part 2)”

The Big Review (Part 1)

England have regained the Ashes! Not that it was ever in doubt… A 3-0 scoreline does flatter our boys though, as I don’t think they were that much better than the Aussies. Here is my take on I think England performed throughout, with the… Continue Reading “The Big Review (Part 1)”

2005 all over again…

Once again, sorry for the delay. You’d think that having finished exams I’d be able to write blogs more regularly – clearly not! The biggest issue in relation to sport that has come up over the last few days has to be the uncovering… Continue Reading “2005 all over again…”

A Solid Start

Hamish Rutherford – castled! James Anderson and Stuart Broad produced a masterful display of swing bowling to see England to a comfortable victory in the first Test over New Zealand at Lord’s – but they didn’t have it all their own way until that… Continue Reading “A Solid Start”

Forget 1981, 2005 and 2010/11 – 2013 is going to be the best yet

Over the years there have been some truly amazing and career-defining Ashes series – from Botham’s Ashes at the start of the ‘80s to England’s first win Down Under for 24 years, England v Australia is a rivalry that sets a precedent for world… Continue Reading “Forget 1981, 2005 and 2010/11 – 2013 is going to be the best yet”