Short cuts

This is mainly because I keep losing track of where I’ve written what.

Fiction – the pieces where I let my imagination run away with me

The Rejected XI, or, what might happen at Melbourne on Boxing Day – in which a bout of food poisoning forces the England selectors to chose a whole new team
The Diaries of Captain Alastair Cook, part 1 – in which Victorian gentleman-adventurer Captain Cook takes his crew of explorers to traverse the mysterious southern continent
The Diaries of Captain Alastair Cook, part 2
The Fremantle Doctor isn’t the only Doctor in Perth – a Doctor Who parody which might explain the England performance in the first three Tests

Lists – mostly of cricketers

If the England Squad went to a fancy dress party
If the England Squad did a pantomime
If the England Squad were in Downton Abbey
If England players were genocidal maniacs


The importance of the toss in LVCC games
Weak middle order in first two tests
Batting averages and partnerships after the 4th Test
Batting collapses
End-of-series averages
End-of-series partnership figures
How long before their first century?
The rise and fall of English cricket, 2009-2014
What first innings totals can tell you about the result of the Test
Batting “averages”
Why should only base-10 tonnes count?Do batting teams double their total from 30 overs?

Word Games

West Indian Cricketer or West Country Village?
Guess these Ashes cricketers from their auto-corrected names


Stephen Harmison
Jonathan Trott
Graeme Swann
Andrew Flower
Kevin Pietersen
The Old Pavilion, Taunton

Pictures and Videos

England Ashes Squad Headshots
Nick Compton, the most famous cricket player in the world
Australian table tennis, English cooking and Alastair Cook’s arm

Blog Posts

Surrey v Glamorgan
Sussex v Middlesex
Somerset v Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire v Durham
Surrey v Essex T20
Thoughts on the eve of the first Test of the summer
England v Sri Lanka
MCC v Hertfordshire
Leicestershire v India
Why we need a new Rebel Tour
Surrey v Somerset T20
England v India (Lord’s)
Middlesex v Surrey T20
England v India (The Oval) and Somerset v Warwickshire
The end of the 2014 season


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