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Evil v Good, day 3: England’s best day so far

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Taken in isolation, day two was less rubbish than day one. However, the nature of Test cricket is that it cannot be taken in isolation, so in fact day two compounded day one such that we arrive here at day three in an even worse position than yesterday morning. England are 19-0 and 208 runs behind. That’s pretty much where yo...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Collingwood, Steve Waugh, Mcgrath, Mitchell, Glenn, Trescothick, Marcus Trescothick, Warne, Mike Atherton, Gilchrist


Evil v Good, day 2: Australia capitalise

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Day one was a colossal and predictable catastrophe for England. Australia resume on 50-1. Morning session Jimmy Anderson opens the bowling and Matthew Hayden hits him for four. Steve Harmison bowls to Ricky Ponting at the other end. Harmy appeals for LBW against Hayden but it pitched about a foot outside leg. Tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Smith, Jimmy Anderson, Steve, Jason Gillespie, Adam Gilchrist, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Glenn Mcgrath, Ricky Ponting, Steve Harmison, England Australia, Flintoff


Evil v Good, day 1: England fail to impose themselves

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Before we start, it’s worth having a very quick Sim Series recap because a lot of these players have already played this format. We’ve played two 1990s-est Ashes Tests (and let’s be honest, this is a very similar thing again). Notable performances from those matches include Graeme Hick top scoring in both innings of the first m...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Gillespie, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Jason Gillespie, Collingwood, James Anderson, Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson


The Realm’s England XI – 4. Graeme Hick

We’re picking an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most. Graeme Hick was the best batsman in the world and he was going to play for England and England were going to have the best batsman in the world and WHY AREN’T YOU THE BEST BATSMAN IN THE WORLD? And oh, wait, maybe he needs to settle in a bit and ease into Test cricket, that last innings was promising. Probably once he’s feeling more secure he’ll unveil the full extent of his talent and WHY HAVE YOU DROPPED GRA...
Tags: England, Sex, Graham, Graeme Swann, Mark Ramprakash, Graeme Hick


Remembering Murali at the Oval in 98: The match when a true one-off revealed the awe-inspiring extent of his powers

In 1998 Muttiah Muralitharan took 17 wickets in a Test match against England at the Oval. But honestly that isn’t even the half of it. Only one person has taken 800 Test wickets and it’s easy to think that’s what makes Muttiah Muralitharan unique.  But we need to take a step back and view him anew from afar, because really the 800 Test wickets is just a tiny, tiny part of the reason why Murali is so magical. To explain this a little better, we’re now going to tell you a story about a...
Tags: England, Sex, Features, South Africa, Pakistan, Norway, Sri Lanka, Oval, Kumar Sangakkara, Moser, Step, Eddy Merckx, Gough, Don Bradman, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jim Laker


1990s Ashes Rematch: Drama on day 5

Last month we pitted a 90s England XI against a 90s Australia XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode and the Aussies won. This is the rematch Down Under. Australia (446-5) trail England (575-5 dec) by 129 runs. We’ve done some pretty pointless things in our time, but playing out the fifth day of this match and then writing about it is unquestionably the most pointless today. Here’s what happened on day four. As we resume, Steve Waugh is on 120, Ian Healy...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Chris Lewis, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Aussies, Graham Thorpe, Barmy Army, Ian Healy, Frank Tyson, Miller, Salisbury, Lewis, Stewart, Gus


1990s Ashes Rematch: Australia fight hard against unpredictable England attack on day 4

Last month we pitted a 90s England XI against a 90s Australia XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode and the Aussies won. This is the rematch Down Under. Australia (151-2) trail England (575-5 dec) by 424 runs. Here’s what happened on day three. Greg Blewett and Mark Waugh walk out to bat. The sun is out and the ball is 43 overs old, but the pitch is turning and there’s a bit of erratic bounce too. Morning session Angus Fraser lumbers in to start...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Aussies, Jonathan Agnew, Salisbury, Lewis, Fraser, Mike Atherton, Atherton, Gough, Healy, Angus Fraser, Waugh


1990s Ashes Rematch: England bat first on day 1

Last month we pitted a 90s England XI against a 90s Australia XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode and the Aussies won. This is the rematch Down Under. A quick recap. These teams are not 1990s best XIs. They are 1990s-est XIs. Here’s our workings-out. In short, the Australia XI for this match is the same as for the first match, because that is still the most 90s XI. The England XI is quite a bit different because that’s how picking 90s England sides works. T...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Waugh, Aussies, Graham Thorpe, Jonathan Agnew, Ian Healy, Stewart, Fleming, Mike Atherton, Hussain, Atherton, Colin Miller, Healy, Thorpe


The 1990s-est Ashes, day five: England and Australia slowly build all-time thriller

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) England (19-0 and 338 all out) need 360 runs to beat Australia (519 all out and 197-2 dec). Here’s what happened on day four. Mike Atherton and Nick Knight walk to the crease. The sun is shining, the p...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Devon, Taylor, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Miller, Stewart, Fleming, Mullally, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Atherton


The 1990s-est Ashes, day four: Australia refuse to be rushed

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) England (313-7) trail Australia (519 all out) by 206 runs. Here’s what happened on day three. Mark Ealham and Alan Mullally walk out to bat. It’s sunny, but the pitch is turning and uneven. England st...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Mark Waugh, Australia Cricket News, Slater, Mullally, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Malcolm, Colin Miller, Mark Taylor, Phil Tufnell, Tufnell


The 1990s-est Ashes, day three: Australia plug away

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) England (66-0) trail Australia (519 all out) by 453 runs. Mike Atherton and Nick Knight walk out. It’s cloudy, but after yesterday evening’s show of solidity, there’s some cause for optimism. Morn...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Mark Waugh, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Stewart, Fleming, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Habib, Waugh, Bevan, Ronnie Irani


The 1990s-est Ashes, day two: Hard toil for England bowlers

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) Australia are 306-5. Here’s what happened on day one. Michael Bevan and Ian Healy walk to the crease at the start of day two. England will be keen to break the partnership early. They have a ball th...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Ian Healy, Miller, Knight, Mullally, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Julian, Malcolm, Colin Miller


Sim Nineties: the 1990s-est Ashes – day one

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) The match is being played in England because that’s what we decided. If you think that gives England an advantage, consider (a) what happened in the Ashes during the 1990s (Australia won every series, ho...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Devon, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Ian Healy, Jesus Christ, Slater, Shane, Agnew, Mullally


The 1990s-est England Test XI

Let’s pick a 1990s England XI. We’re not looking for a good team here; we’re not trying to pick a bad one either. We’re just trying to pick an England Test team that couldn’t be more Nineties if it tried. A 1990s England team is not really about the stalwarts for the simple reason that picking players repeatedly is very much not what the Nineties was about for England. The Nineties was about failing to ever establish a settled XI. So, as paradoxical as it is, we have to try and reflect ...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Zimbabwe, England cricket news, Salisbury, Stewart, Knight, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Atherton, Phil Tufnell, Ronnie Irani, Mark Ramprakash, Alec Stewart, Stewie


Xmas leftovers Part I: The Strange Hinterland of Vinceness

For one reason or another, a piece sometimes falls by the wayside - inbetween commissioning and arrival, things shift and the spike is inserted. I've had a couple this year, so thought I'd throw them up here. The first was written around the start of the World Cup. It's about James Vince and the predicament of being England's spare man. Ultimately, he hed the fort and played his part, so here's to the great JV...   Ah, James Vince. A breathy sigh across the face of the ga...
Tags: England, Sex, Manchester United, Pakistan, Alex Ferguson, Jonathan Liew, Champions League, Nottingham, Cardiff, United, Bayern, James Vince, Vince, Sheringham, Mark Ramprakash, Hick


The Awkwardest Squad: Why the 96/97 “flippin’ murdered ’em” tour of Zimbabwe was peak 90s England (a net bowler’s story)

England in Zimbabwe 96/97 (via Sky Sports/YouTube) Big thanks to everyone who funds the site through our Patreon campaign. We couldn’t justify spending this much time on a King Cricket article without you. Remember 1996? Things were very different in 1996. Back in 1996 Leonardo Dicaprio from The Revenant and Claire Danes from Homeland seemed like a perfectly reasonable Romeo and Juliet. Back in 1996 Babylon Zoo could get to number one before anyone realised that the catchy ...
Tags: England, Wales, Sex, India, Features, Paris, Zimbabwe, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sigur Ros, Bangladesh, Ecb, Perth, Claire Danes, Levi, Nicolas Cage, England cricket news


Ramprakash and Hick: onwards down the years...

Thursday 6 June 1991, Headingley. First Test, England v West Indies. The Windies team-sheet is a study in greatness, or at least in grandeur beginning imperceptibly to fade: Simmons, Haynes, Richardson, Hooper, Richards, Logie, Dujon, Marshall, Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson. England's side has some old stagers with no illusions - Gooch, Lamb, Smith, Russell, Pringle - two established fast bowlers in Defreitas and Malcolm, an opening batsman, Mike Atherton, who has made three centuries in his first t...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Root, Pakistan, Yorkshire, Martin Amis, Natwest, Leeds, Joe Root, West Indies, Somerset, Middlesex, Headingley, Graham Gooch, Worcestershire


Australia player-by-player; Going at it home and away - final Ashes notes

Steve Smith said that he felt the series turned on Nathan Lyon's run out of James Vince on the first afternoon at Brisbane. The city was unseasonably cool, the Gabba pitch one England would have knelt down in prayer for, low and sluggish and about as typical of Queensland as Julian Assange. Vince was on 83 and cruising like a rich granny, England 143-2, ahead for the first and, as it turned out, last time. Smith was right, Brisbane was England's chance. How fleeting it was, and how suddenly it w...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Queensland, Bt Sport, Sydney, Brisbane, Ecb, Melbourne, Warner, Smith, Ian Bell, Perth, David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc


England float the idea of picking Haseeb Hameed to see what happens

This is what they do nowadays. They say they’re thinking of picking someone as a means of increasing the scrutiny on them and then they see how the player reacts. Earlier in the season, word got out that England were almost certainly going to pick Scott Borthwick. He reacted by briefly forgetting how to bat. England didn’t pick him. Haseeb Hameed is not exactly in the spotlight now, as he would be in a Test match. He’s more under a large fluorescent strip light. This is not quite the same, but i...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Ian Bell, England cricket news, Adil Rashid, Haseeb Hameed, Scott Borthwick, Graeme Hick



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