As England take the field for the final test in the series against India, Sam Dyer of The Cricket Walrus brings us his side of players that were good enough to earn their Test Caps much sooner than this series, but for whatever reason have been overlooked. Selectors can’t always get it right. Sometimes they’ll … Continue reading England’s Ignored XI
We propose the introduction of a World T20 League.
With the Vitality Blast just days away, we take a look at some of the county players who could make a sizeable mark on this years domestic T20 competition.
With the 2018 Specsavers County Championship well underway we thought we'd have a rundown of the various teams' histories. The first team under the spotlight are Somerset. Currently third in Division 1 of the Championship, Somerset will be looking to push for their first ever title this year; surprising when you consider how consistently strong … Continue reading All Time Somerset XI – County Championship Series
After Zimbabwe thrashed Ireland by 107 runs today, it is much clearer as to what each team needs in order to finish in the top two of the Super Sixes and thus qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Super Sixes Table: If any of: Zimbabwe, Scotland, or the West Indies win all of their … Continue reading What Each Team Needs to Qualify for the 2019 World Cup
Following on from the World Cup Qualifiers Group stage that finished on Monday, six teams will compete for the two spots available at the 2019 World Cup. By virtue of qualifying for this stage, Scotland and the UAE have achieved ODI status for the next international cycle. The six teams all finished in the top … Continue reading A Run Down of the Super Sixes and ODI Qualification Play-Offs
The 3rd Round of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers proved just as dismal for Afghanistan as the previous two, while the West Indies survived an early wobble to beat Papua New Guinea, the UAE overcame the Netherlands and Scotland became the first team to qualify for the Super Sixes by beating Nepal. Hong Kong … Continue reading Hong Kong Shock Afghanistan; Wins for UAE and West Indies as Scotland Qualify for Super Sixes
Scotland and Ireland maintained their perfect records after wins in Round 2 of the World Cup Qualifier, whilst the West Indies won their first game while a classic encounter played out between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Zimbabwe 196 ao (43 overs): Taylor 89, Raza 60; Rashid 3-38, Mujeeb 3-49 Afghanistan 194ao (49.3 overs): Shah 69, … Continue reading Wins for Ireland, West Indies, and Scotland, as Zimbabwe Beat Afghanistan in 2-run Thriller
The first round of World Cup Qualifiers were played today, with Ireland, the UAE, Zimbabwe, and Scotland all winning their opening matches. Afghanistan 255 ao (50 overs): Nabi 92, N Zadran 67; Wheal 3-36, 3-42 Berrington Scotland 256-3 (47.2 overs): MacLeod 157*, Berrington 67; M Zadran 2-47 Scotland win by 7 wickets Scotland comfortably … Continue reading Wins for Ireland, UAE, and Zimbabwe, as Scotland Overcome Afghanistan in World Cup Qualifiers
Test Cricket In 2017, David Warner became the closest batsman to ever fall short of 1000+ runs in a calendar year. Warner scored 997 runs. The previous record holder was AB de Villiers in 2010, with 996 runs. India, on their tour of Sri Lanka now have the second highest lowest score in … Continue reading 2017: A Year in Random Cricket Stats
Stability is Key: Why Ronald Koeman is Everton’s Long Term Future Everton have endured a tricky start to the 2017/18 Premier League season, so much so that some fans have been calling for manager Ronald Koeman to be sacked after just seven games in charge. Obviously, 7 points from seven games isn’t good enough for … Continue reading Stability is Key: Why Ronald Koeman is Everton’s Long Term Future
With the Ashes squad to be announced soon, we write about who we think should be on the plane to Australia. Trevor Bayliss has come out and said that only players who have featured in the last 18 months for England will be considered for the touring party. This squad that we have picked, … Continue reading Who We Think Should be on the Plane to Australia this Winter
With the upcoming World XI T20 games against Pakistan, we here at The Pavilion got reminiscing of the disastrous World XI series against Australia. Whilst those sides that were thrashed by the Aussies were made up of some of the best players in the world at the time, not all of the Test nations were … Continue reading A Representative World Test XI
Guest writer Adam Lawrie divulges all he has learnt from manning the score-hut for many a side in club cricket Despite being an integral part of the game we all know and love, very little has been discussed about Scorers in their little huts, remaining unseen but very active like a species of goblin people. … Continue reading Sex, Drugs and No Ball Fours: The mysterious world of cricket scorers
The last time India toured England, in 2014 they managed to win a test match at Lords. This was great, a wonderful highlight of the summer. The first test of the series, surely this was to be a turnaround from the abysmal previous tour in 2011. Indeed, before 2011 India hadn't lost a test series … Continue reading Test Cricket and the IPL: An unhappy marriage
There is a place for cricket at the Olympics, but test nations need to realise that they there is no place for them in it. With an already packed international and domestic schedule, full test playing members simply don’t have time to play in the Olympics, which is one of the arguments as to why … Continue reading Cricket in the Olympics: No Test Business