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Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test: Team news

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. In the wake of England’s big win in the first Test, we asked whether they should be forced to omit players who retired before Sri Lanka ever played a Test match. Most of you said they should. Okay, people were able to respond to the survey multiple times if they wanted ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Ian Bell, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Paul Collingwood, Ben Stokes, Graham Gooch, Adil Rashid, Matt Prior, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott, Ian Botham, David Gower, Kumar Sangakkara

Alastair Cook on his career, Ashes highs & lows, Kevin Pietersen & Graham Gooch

Alastair Cook talks to Jonathan Agnew about the high and lows of his career before his final Test, which begins against India on Friday.
Tags: News, India, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch, Jonathan Agnew

Alastair Cook's retirement a sad day for English cricket - Graham Gooch

Former England captain Graham Gooch says Alastair Cook's retirement is a 'sad day' for English cricket.
Tags: England, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch

Cook retirement sad day for English cricket - Gooch

Former England captain Graham Gooch says Alastair Cook's retirement is a 'sad day' for English cricket.
Tags: England, Cook, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch, Gooch

'A great person as well as a great cricketer' - Graham Gooch pays tribute to Alastair Cook

Former coach and mentor pays tribute to fellow England legend as he prepares to play his last Test
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch

Alastair Cook is 'flat-lining' says concerned Graham Gooch

The man Cook overtook to become England's leading run-scorer keeps seeing him make the same mistakes
Tags: England, Cook, Sport, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch

England v India: Alastair Cook is 'flatlining' - Graham Gooch

England opener Alastair Cook is not showing any improvement in his batting, says his former coach and ex-England captain Graham Gooch.
Tags: England, India, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch

Third Test Notes: Ishant Sharma Keeps Running In; The Conversion Of Jonny Bairstow

Ishant Sharma was born in 1988. The Indian cricket team began that year by playing West Indies in Chennai, the final game of a four Test series. Opening the bowling for West Indies were Patrick Patterson and Courtney Walsh. Opening the bowling for India were Kapil Dev and Mohinder Amarnath. India won by 255 runs. Kapil sent down eleven overs in the match, Amarnath, in what was his 69th and last Test, just five.Mohinder Amarnath took 32 wickets in his Test career and was really a batsman, but tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Johnson, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Perth, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Brendon Mccullum, Jos Buttler, Graham Gooch, Ryan Harris, Trent Bridge, Jonny Bairstow

First Test Notes: Virat Breaks Bad; Root-mathing Rooty's Fifties; Worst Shot Award

In Breaking Bad Season Three, Walter White, the high school chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine kingpin of New Mexico, is almost exactly halfway through his transformation "from Mr Chips to Scarface". Walt has already, with varying degrees of willingness, killed several people, but now he is dealing with the genuine article, his dead-eyed boss in the crystal business, Gustavo Fring. Fring has manipulated the near fatal shooting of Walt's brother in law, the swaggering DEA agent Hank Schrade...
Tags: England, Cook, Australia, Sex, India, Pakistan, Jonathan Liew, New Zealand, DEA, New Mexico, Melbourne, Smith, Perth, Leeds, Joe Root, Christchurch

To celebrate England’s 1,000th men’s Test match, we ask: which one was the most mediocre?

Cricket at the Oval (CC licensed by John Garghan via Flickr) It’s England’s 1,000th Test match. In honour of this inevitable round number, we thought it would be nice to pick out the most mediocre Test they’ve played. Not poor. Mediocre. Just middling and neither here nor there really. Method We went through all of England’s 999 men’s Test matches and evaluated each of them using criteria far too extensive and complex to outline here. When we found the most mediocre one, we put it in the re...
Tags: England, Sex, Pakistan, West Indies, England cricket news, Graham Gooch, Oval, Phil, Pringle, Childs, Capel, DeFreitas, Robin Smith, Oval CC, John Garghan, West Indies Test

Watching You Watching James Vince

For hardened James Vince watchers, for the jittery acolytes of batting’s fragile beauty, his latest recall to the England team, this time for the final one-dayer against India at Headingley, was very James Vince indeed. He hit his first ball for four (check); went scoreless from the next seven (check); got to a lovely twenty (check); was dismissed in frustrating fashion (check); opinions on both sides were retrenched (check)…It joined the long list of very James Vince moments: the run-out at Bri...
Tags: England, Sex, India, David Beckham, Brisbane, Paul Scholes, Richard Gere, Mitchell Starc, Headingley, Graham Gooch, Mike Brearley, David Gower, Dexter, James Vince, Gere, Vince

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

Keith Pont benefit match report, Ongar Cricket Club, 1986

Chas and Nick write: Back in 1986, sister/auntie Susan worked in public relations for Rhône-Poulenc (now part of Aventis), in Ongar, Essex. She was asked by one of its cricket-loving executives to organise a cricket day for Keith Pont‘s benefit year at Ongar Cricket Club. It’s worth remembering how popular and funny Keith Pont was with the Essex team and supporters. For example, on one occasion during a county match against Derbyshire, Keith borrowed a bicycle from a supporter and cycled across ...
Tags: Sex, Old Trafford, Essex, Match Report, Derbyshire, NICK, Graham Gooch, Bob Willis, Susan, Pringle, Willis, Chas, County cricket news, Rhone Poulenc, Keith Pont, Aventis

Gooch funds gambling awareness education for all counties

Former England captain Graham Gooch has committed £50,000 to funding PCA-run courses for all 18 English counties on gambling awareness education
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Graham Gooch, Gooch

Last week’s County Championship news… today!

Suppose we should try and catch up. We’d left it so long we were thinking about doing a double round-up after the matches taking place at the minute, but then we thought about how long that article would end up being and decided we had to do some nettle grasping. Middlesex didn’t play… So Yorkshire clawed back some ground. They were playing Nottinghamshire, which apparently guarantees you a load of points these days. Despite being 51-6 in their first innings, they won by 305 runs. Andy Hodd an...
Tags: Sex, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Middlesex, Durham, Graham Gooch, Craig Overton, Mark Footitt, Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan, Jack Brooks

Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch trolls ESPN for thinking he’s Graham Gooch’s son

Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch trolls ESPN By Benjamin Newman Sunday, August 14th, 2016 10:44 Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch It was a weekend he’ll never forget. 20-year-old American midfielder Lynden Gooch re...
Tags: Social, England, Sport, Soccer, David Moyes, Sunderland, Espn, Man City, Graham Gooch, Harwich, Gooch, Lynden Gooch, Moyes, Man City Sunderland

England are eight up with 12 points still available

Is that the score in the Super Series? Cricinfo helpfully – and somewhat surprisingly – provides a points table for Sri Lanka’s current tour, but you then have to check the fixture list and guess at each match’s value to work out what’s still to come. We’ve said that a format-spanning points system can only work if people buy into it. This most definitely hasn’t happened yet, but we suppose nothing much has been on the line in that regard yet. Maybe people will start to notice it as the one-daye...
Tags: England, Sex, Yorkshire, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Warwickshire, Graham Gooch, Cricinfo

From Anderson to 1877: how to go back to the first Test in 10 England players | Mike Selvey

Linking Jimmy Anderson to the first Test 139 years ago connects famous England figures including Graham Gooch, Brian Close, Sir Leonard Hutton and WG GraceAlpha and omega. The beginning and the end. On 1 June 1899, one illustrious international career was coming to an end and another was beginning. WG Grace, the Doctor, was 50 years old when he began the last of his 22 Tests, against Australia (they all were back then) at Trent Bridge. They were troubled times. His 20-year-old daughter, Bessie, ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, Cricket, England Cricket Team, Jimmy Anderson, Grace, Graham Gooch, Anderson, Gloucestershire, Mike Selvey, Bessie, Richard Tomlinson

Turns out we’re really rather delighted that Moeen Ali made a daddy hundred

A daddy hundred’s anything over 150, right? Sounds about right. Graham Gooch should get in touch to correct us if we’re wrong. Sometimes it’s not entirely obvious how you feel about a player until you’ve seen what they’ve done without actually watching it happen. We were out all day and when we thought to check the Test score, Moeen Ali had made a hundred. We were somewhat unexpectedly delighted by this. Checking the score gives you a purer experience. You don’t get chance to come to terms wit...
Tags: Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Moeen Ali, Graham Gooch, Chris Woakes

Graham Gooch hits the nail on the head when it comes to taking guard | Mike Selvey

The former England captain says where a batsman stands at the crease is irrelevant, the key is to make sure the eyeline is on off stumpI have been enjoying a correspondence with an elderly reader from Hull, a hobby artist, who sent me a small watercolour that he did recently. It shows a batsman, new to the crease, taking guard. “Middle and leg, please,” he is saying to the umpire. It resonated. According to, my go-to place for such trivia, I would have taken guard 546 times in...
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Alastair Cook, Hull, Graham Gooch, Mike Selvey

What is a format-spanning points system for?

Photo by Sarah Ansell Last week we asked whether you would care if the Ashes included limited overs matches. This was slightly mischievous on our part because while the series could in theory be affected by the mooted system which wpould see points accrued across formats and an overall winner recognised, the truth is that no-one really wants to mess with the Ashes. As far as the challenges facing Test cricket are concerned, the Ashes is not the canary in the mine. The Ashes is the one man with ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Yorkshire, Sri Lanka, West Indies, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Graham Gooch, Australia Cricket News, FarmVille, Sarah Ansell

Points mean prizes

Photo by Sarah Ansell Or, more accurately, points “may” mean a presentation ceremony (at which something would presumably be presented). This is the barely-reported story that England are looking to implement a points system for the two tours this summer, meaning an all-formats winner could be crowned for each. The Times ran something behind its paywall a few days ago and The Guardian’s mentioned it via a short Press Association piece, but all in all, no-one really seems to a toss. Well we do. ...
Tags: England, Australia, The Times, Yorkshire, The Guardian, England cricket news, Warwickshire, Graham Gooch, Press Association, Sarah Ansell, George Dobell

Bears bring in Gooch in coaching role

Warwickshire announce the appointment of former England captain Graham Gooch as batting consultant.
Tags: England, Warwickshire, Graham Gooch, Gooch

Remembering Ken Barrington: a sudden departure, most unlike his batting | Mike Selvey

This week marks 35 years since one of England’s finest Test batsmen, and coaches, passed away while on tour in the West Indies as assistant managerTo this day, Graham Gooch remembers vividly the moment he found out that The Colonel had died: around half past seven on another beautiful warm Barbados morning 35 years ago on Tuesday. A gentle knock on his door in the England team hotel in Aquatic Gap, south of Bridgetown. Waiting were the team manager Alan Smith and captain Ian Botham to break the ...
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, England Cricket Team, Alan Smith, Smith, West Indies, Graham Gooch, Ian Botham, Barbados, Kenny, Mike Selvey, Gooch, Frank Keating, Ken Barrington, Bridgetown Waiting

One of the greats, DIG?

The post a couple below this one wondered about the last great batsman that England produced (as opposed to those developed outside of the system). There were some tremendous tweets and comments in response and one name came up repeatedly: that of David Ivon Gower.To digress briefly, the point of a blog (to me at least) is that it's written quickly, a sort of instant repository for a passing thought. Admittedly, the lack of research is a good get-out for whatever glaring omissions come along but...
Tags: England, Australia, Kevin Pietersen, West Indies, Graham Gooch, Geoffrey Boycott, Boycott, Gooch, Gower, The Old Batsman, David Ivon Gower, Liaqat Ali, Liaqat, David His

Sylvester Clarke: Unforgiven

Steve Waugh could feel the will of his Somerset team-mates "disintegrating" a full week before it happened. By the time the players were getting changed for the game, "half of them were out already". When Waugh himself went to the crease he faced "the most awkward and nastiest spell" of his career.He described the experience as "something you can't prepare for. It's an assault both physically and mentally and the moment you weaken and think about what might happen, you're either out or injured.....
Tags: Florida, England, South Africa, Clarke, Surrey, Simon Hughes, West Indies, Somerset, Graham Gooch, Oval, Geoffrey Boycott, Steve Waugh, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall

Pete and Ali's first day, brought to us in partnership with Waitrose

Pouring money into Team England is no longer a frictionless exercise in logo-led corporate brand recognition, as the supermarket Waitrose are discovering. Today was the launch of their partnership with the national side and a jolly morning it should have been, hosted at their kitchens in central London, with lots of photo opps of Alastair Cook cooking and maybe even feeding Peter Moores with a long spoon while cracking a few gags about their recipe for success. It was Moores' first public engage...
Tags: England, Cook, London, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Peter Moores, Ali, Graham Gooch, Odi, Pete, Moores, Team England, The Old Batsman, Sky Sports News Waitrose

KP: The Autobiography - A Review

Kevin Pietersen has written a startling autobiography. So startling that it has taken the English cricketing and journalistic establishment by surprise. It is a catalogue of leaks, intrigues, triumphs and disappointments which accompanied the brightest batting talent in contemporary cricket on his way to becoming England's greatest international run scorer.Such is the specificity and relentless ferocity of Pietersen's critical gaze, that were it not without regular glimpses into his vulnerabilit...
Tags: England, Review, India, Book Review, Flower, South Africa, Pakistan, Downton, Ipl, Surrey, Ecb, Controversy, Alastair Cook, Mumbai, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad

The Joy of Six: run-outs

We pay tribute to cricket’s most exasperating mode of dismissal, a regular source of genius, farce, controversy, tears and ‘tragedy’Of England’s eight consecutive Ashes drubbings between 1989 and 2003, that of 1993 was arguably the most humiliating. In the first Summer of Warne, Australia outclassed England in every department, in every way, all series until the soon-to-be-customary dead-rubber win in the final Test. England at the time were somewhere between transition and utter disarray, with ...
Tags: England, Australia, India, Sport, Cricket, Australia sport, India cricket team, Australia cricket team, South Africa cricket team, England Cricket Team, Ab De Villiers, Graham Gooch, Warne Australia, Gower Gatting Gooch

Kevin Pietersen: England have never told me why I was axed

Exclusive interview: England's ostracised superstar reveals his sadness at his continued exile - and why he will never believe in 'data' [Author: Oliver Brown] [Link to media]
Tags: England, Australia, Cricket, Kevin Pietersen, Peter Moores, Oliver Brown, Kp, Graham Gooch, Test Cricket, Big Bash