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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


The Realm’s England XI – 9. Steve Harmison

We’re picking an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most. We were watching a Sky thing the other day where Steve Harmison was reflecting on his career. At around the point that he became the number one ranked Test bowler, he went on tour to South Africa and found he couldn’t practise due to an oxygen-restrictive combination of altitude and anxiety. Harmison seemed to generate a lot of these sorts of contradictions. He was the England cricketer who only started playing ...
Tags: England, Sex, India, South Africa, Durham, Edgbaston, Oval, Steve Harmison, Mike Hussey, Shiv, Matthew Hayden, Harmison, Andy Caddick, Matthew Hoggard, Darren Gough, Dominic Cork


Does Harry Kane know how to hold a cricket bat?

Harry Kane follows through (ha-ho) (via YouTube) Here’s an important fact about footballers. There are only two types of footballer: (1) the ones who look fairly normal holding a cricket bat, and (2) the ones who do not. Recent examples of (1) include Joe Hart and Gary and Phil Neville. Gary was good enough at cricket bat holding that he opened the batting with Matthew Hayden in the Lancashire leagues (although his cricket pedigree is more firmly established in our eyes by the ...
Tags: Sex, Harry Potter, Joe Hart, Ecb, Harry Kane, Stuart Broad, Lancashire, Kane Williamson, Moeen Ali, Extras, Carroll, Gary, South East, Tom Carroll, TWO, Matthew Hayden


Subscribing to BT Sport for the Ashes

We’ve been bemoaning the out-of-date way in which broadcasters sell sport to consumers for quite a while now. We were mildly encouraged by changes to Sky Sports announced earlier this year, but they only went so far and also had zero bearing on the upcoming Ashes as BT Sport has the broadcast rights for that series. So how is BT going about signing up cricket fans? A recent Ashes-related BT Sport press release asked the following leading question somewhere near the bottom: “Not a BT customer...
Tags: TV, Sex, Bt Sport, Extras, Don, BT Broadband, Matthew Hayden, Cricket media, BT Sport on Sky Digital Satellite Platform BT, EE EE


Azhar Ali - One of the World's Best

With 4,968 runs in 60 Test matches, Azhar Ali will soon become the 8th batsman from Pakistan to score 5,000 Test runs. Misbah Ul Haq was the last entry into this club during the recently concluded series against the West Indies.Since his debut in the summer of 2010, Azhar Ali has risen to become one of Pakistan's key test batsmen.He has scored runs in all conditions, has been a mainstay at number 3 for Pakistan, and in more recent times has been one of Pakistan's most effective Test openers ever...
Tags: Cook, Sex, Pakistan, Alastair Cook, David Warner, Steve Smith, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Misbah, Azhar Ali, Azhar, Younis Khan, Matthew Hayden, Younis, Misbah ul Haq, Q


Rob Key and the art of being selective in one’s giving of shits

If you’re wondering where we’ve been, we’ve unfortunately been too busy writing things to write things. One of these written distractions was about Rob Key. Cricinfo gave it the coveted midnight on a Friday slot at the top of the homepage, clearly of a mind that this would be perfect for Key fans who would almost certainly be hitting city centre bars until the early hours before returning for a light spot of reading before bed. It briefly mentions warehouses, biscuits and Ini Kamoze and we mis...
Tags: Sex, England cricket news, Don, Kevin Keegan, Matthew Hayden, Rob Key, Ini Kamoze, Cricinfo, County cricket news, Rob Key Cricinfo



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