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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

Even the mere *idea* of playing for Yorkshire seems to have helped Dawid Malan. Somehow

Dawid Malan (via Sky Sports) Dawid Malan is the Ann Veal of English cricket. For a man who deploys a W so ostentatiously, he’s weirdly easy to overlook. Malan has an Ashes hundred to his name and he’s also made England’s fastest T20 hundred, but still there’ll be people saying, “Dawid Malan – which one’s he?” He’s the one who plays for Yorkshire. Malan’s comments about leaving Middlesex earlier this week were slightly odd. “I’ve been captain for two years and I’ve bee...
Tags: England, Sex, Yorkshire, England cricket news, Jason Gillespie, Middlesex, Ali Martin, Dawid Malan, Malan, Stuart Law, Ann Veal, Yorkshire Malan

England have hired a Yorkshireman as coach and no-one’s really noticed

Chris Silverwood – true or false? (via ECB video) England have promoted Chris Silverwood to head coach. No-one’s really acknowledging it because he was coaching Essex before he joined the England setup, but Chris Silverwood is from Yorkshire. Is that significant? Of course it’s significant. England at one point hired straight-talking, no-nonsense Yorkshire stereotype Ray Illingworth as chairman of selectors/coach/’supremo’ (he said it frustrated him he couldn’t captain the team...
Tags: England, Sex, Yorkshire, Essex, Ecb, England cricket news, Jason Gillespie, Hindsight, Mike Atherton, Silverwood, Chris Silverwood, Athers, Illingworth, Illy, Ray Illingworth

Let us tell you about Jason Roy from England’s World Cup squad

Still taken from Sky Sports Jason Roy is originally from South Africa and he hits the ball very hard. The similarities with Kevin Pietersen don’t end there either – he also has the same shaped mouth. There the similarities pretty much do end. The noteworthy ones anyway. There are two versions of Jason Roy and England’s World Cup hopes to a great extent hinge on which one turns up. Jason Roy 1 is a man who hits the ball back past the bowler and scores very quickly without any re...
Tags: England, Sex, South Africa, Kevin Pietersen, England cricket news, Jason Gillespie, Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Jason Krejza

India v Australia, Adelaide 2018, Day 3

I watched most of India's batting on the 3rd day after waking up early on Saturday morning to do so. When I went to sleep on Friday night, I feared that Australia might still be batting, with Mitchell Starc and Travis Head doing their best impression of Jason Gillespie and Steve Waugh. But India earned lead of 15, which, from 127/6 still meant that the last 4 Australian wickets added 108.Murali Vijay played as though he knows he is keeping the spot warm for Prithvi Shaw. KL Rahul played like a l...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Adelaide, Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Jason Gillespie, Oval, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Graeme Swann, Nathan Lyon, Kohli, Rahul, Cummins

More Ashes Notes: Boycott versus Engel; Bluffborough; Cleaned Out

There is an outtake from Death of a Gentleman, just a minute or so of footage knocked off by whoever had the camera outside the Oval after a Test match, a fraction of the many hours that ended up in the pixellated digital scrapyard once known as the cutting room floor.It shows Geoffrey Boycott crossing the road, wheeling his suitcase behind him. His back is to camera, but the figure is unmistakable: immaculately dressed; panama hat tilted just so. People surround him, shout his name, follow him....
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Old Trafford, Sheffield, New Zealand, Ecb, Gillespie, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Jason Gillespie, Oval, Geoffrey Boycott, Anderson, Andy Flower

Jason Roy wants England to be worse at one-day cricket

Still taken from Sky Sports It’s happened again. Jason Roy wants to do things that will make England worse at cricket. Ahead of the World T20, Roy appeared to lose sight of his role at the top of the order, which we likened to tinder. He said he wanted to give himself time, apparently unaware that any time he took would have to be stolen from his team-mates. Similarly, talking about the 50-over game this week, he said: “I want to be that solid guy at the top of the order. Yes, quick 50s and 60s...
Tags: England, Sex, Yorkshire, Roy, England cricket news, Jason Gillespie, Jason Roy

What Jason Gillespie taught us as Yorkshire coach

Jason Gillespie looking all serious at Scarborough (via Yorkshire CCC Twitter video) Jason Gillespie’s leaving Yorkshire at the end of the season. Disappointingly, he never picked up the accent. We always thought that Gillespie would make a terrible coach on the grounds that he did a really bad job of explaining his nickname in a TV interview in about 2003. He has turned out to be a brilliant coach. We have learned from this. What we have learned, specifically, is that Jason Gillespie is a bril...
Tags: England, Sex, Yorkshire, Scarborough, Gillespie, Nigel, Jason Gillespie, Jason Roy, County cricket news

Jason Roy has one wheel in the air

Still taken from Sky Sports It’s good to see Jason Roy making hundreds in one-day internationals. Earlier in the year, we were concerned that he wrongly thought he should give himself time in Twenty20. While he ultimately got over that, we’ve since been worried that he might subsequently do the reverse and try take his Twenty20 approach into the middle format. England have found success in T20 through successfully encouraging their batmen to put a low price on their wickets. They bat right on t...
Tags: England, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Jason Gillespie, Jason Roy, Jason Krejza

Azhar fools the public... AGAIN!!!

Besides being a huge cricket fan, I am also a big Bollywood buff. I absolutely love Bollywood and enjoy the masala entertainers dished out every Friday. Unlike cricket, Bollywood rarely disappoints me. I don't mind the protagonist walking around in a crisply ironed white shirt after a long action sequence or that the main stars break out into an impromptu dance routine, along with the rest of city, to proclaim their love for each other.I find all this thoroughly entertaining.When a movie like Az...
Tags: England, London, Australia, Sex, India, Cbi, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mcdonalds, Bollywood, Sachin Tendulkar, Sri Lanka, Kfc, Jason Gillespie, Sharjah

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