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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

Mark Wood embracing yet another bump in the road

When you have had as many bumps along the road as Mark Wood, you tend not to take much for granted. It is why two of his last three Tests – West Indies in January 2019 and South Africa in January 2020 – have featured his fastest and best spells in Test cricket. And why, when he felt his side go during his 10th and final over in the World Cup Final, he bowled through the pain to finish his allotted set, knowing he was causing himself more damage – enough for it to be his last match of 2019. It is...
Tags: England, News, Australia, Sports, South Africa, Pakistan, Old Trafford, Ecb, Wood, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, Sarah, West Indies, Ashley Giles, Mark Wood, James Anderson

Live cricket’s great and all – but so’s all this stuff

A few days ago, we mentioned on Twitter that we aren’t likely to run out of things to write about for as long as the whole history of Test cricket has still happened. You may have noticed we’ve been doing a few more features of late and that’s just fine with us. The absence of cricket is a funny thing. While the drama of unfolding sport is obviously its main draw, many of us also enjoy the dissection side of things and all the extra time and space afforded by everyone being bolted up in the...
Tags: Youtube, Sex, Bbc, Jimmy Anderson, Bob Willis, Mohammad Amir, Extras, Geoff, Adam, Rob Key, Nasser Hussain, Jarrod Kimber, Murali, Jarrod, Robelinda

Let’s pick the All-Time Greatest Middle-Aged XI

Which cricketers performed best after the age of 35? Let’s put them into a team. If middle-age is about anything, it’s about attributing all of the failings you already had to the ageing process. It’s still hard to get out of bed, but now it’s because of your age. Your waist size is still bigger than you’d like, but now it’s because of your age. You still forget everything, but now it’s because of your age. This kind of ageism is great – but not if you’re a sportsman. Cricketers ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Features, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Hobbs, Surrey, Ian Bell, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Jimmy Anderson, Graham Gooch, Brad Haddin, Misbah

Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 1: Cook to the fore on turgid day

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… Welcome to Sim Series. If you missed Tuesday’s preview, this is what we’re doing this week. Might as well start with the team news. The England team With spin expected to dominate, England have gone big on spinners. Jim Laker gets the nod over Graeme Swann as a right-arm option because of that...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, Icc, England cricket news, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Agnew, Rhodes, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya

Five lost England Test cricketers of the 2010s

Haseeb Hameed (via YouTube) In another universe, these five cricketers are the backbone of the England Test team. A handful of players make it in Test cricket. Others get picked and aren’t good enough. Then there are the weird ones; the ones who get a few games, look the business and then for some weird reason or another disappear again when you were absolutely convinced that they’d become fixtures in the side. Here are five players who seemed for all the world like they we...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, New Zealand, Nottinghamshire, James Taylor, Stuart Broad, Taylor, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Lancashire, England cricket news, Trevor Bayliss, James Anderson, Steven Finn

The real highlights of the 2019 Boxing Day Tests

Festivus (CC licensed by R Crap Mariner via Flickr) For clarity and brevity: yes, this is the through-the-Boxing-Day-Tests thread. This article will (probably) be updated (semi) regularly as the South Africa v England and Australia v New Zealand matches progress. Remember The Real Ghostbusters? The Real Ghostbusters was a cartoon series they did after the original Ghostbusters film. The Real Ghostbusters was a great and valuable thing because The Real Ghostbusters Magazine...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, South Africa, New Zealand, Bill Murray, Jimmy Anderson, England cricket news, Australia Cricket News, Centurion, Neil Wagner, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Dan Ackroyd, Jofra Archer, Carpathians

Let’s rate the ‘serious face’ of every England player in the new trailer for The Edge

The Edge (all images via YouTube) There’s a new trailer for The Edge, the documentary about that England team that got to number one in the world and then fell apart. We had ten questions about the first trailer, but this second one really ramps up the seriousness. NO ENGLAND TEAM FELL HARDER says one of the shouty captions and it’s pretty clear that there’s going to be quite a lot about the psychological challenges of Test cricket in this film. To really pull that off,...
Tags: England, Mississippi, Sex, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Andrew Strauss, England cricket news, Steven Finn, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Bell, Strauss, Monty, Jimmy, Cricket media

One-Day Cup: Jimmy Anderson falls to ground after strike on leg

Lancashire and England seamer James Anderson is struck on the shin by the ball during their One-Day Cup semi-final against Hampshire.
Tags: England, Cricket, Jimmy Anderson, Lancashire, James Anderson

Greg lands in hot water on this week's Tailenders

Mattchin reveals a secret from the Tailenders live show that lands Greg James in hot water with Jimmy Anderson and Felix White.
Tags: Cricket, Jimmy Anderson, Greg, Greg James, Mattchin

England Bowling Attack the Key to Ashes Success

"James Anderson" by Tim Felce (CC BY-SA 2.0) During the whole of last summer, and more than likely the whole of this summer, questions will be asked about the England batting line up, particularly the top order. England were already struggling to find a new opener before Alastair Cook retired and, without him, that has become an even tougher task. However, despite their issues at the top of the order, it will be the bowlers that decide where the Ashes go this summer. Will England...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, West Indies, Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Anderson, Chris Woakes, CC BY SA, Sam Curran, Anderson Broad, Glen McGrath, Tim Felce CC BY SA

Rejoice! Cricket 19 is coming out on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and player likenesses are still slightly funny

A year or so ago, we wrote about the Ashes Cricket videogame and the disappointingly good player likenesses seen in the screenshots. This then inspired us to do a nostalgic piece about cricket computer game graphics through the ages. As we said in that second piece, it’s pretty clear that the golden age of cricket videogame graphics is behind us. We’ve got some good news though. The graphics for Cricket 19, which comes out this summer, are just about wonky enough to still be...
Tags: England, Sex, US, Xbox 360, Nintendo, Wii, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Ps3, England cricket news, Australia Cricket News, PS2, Cricket computer games, Previews And Downloads, Christopher Moltisanti, Joe Curran

Are you David Lloyd’s unoccupied hand when Nasser Hussain is answering a question? Because we are

We’ve become increasingly fascinated with one of David Lloyd’s hands over the past few weeks. It is the one that hangs by his side when Ian Ward interviews himself and Nasser Hussain at the end of each day’s play on Sky Sports. It is not the one that holds the microphone. It is the redundant one. The unoccupied one. When Nasser Hussain is answering a question, David Lloyd’s unoccupied hand generally does one of two things: it either does an awkward impression of a passive hand o...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Bumble, Jimmy Anderson, Bob Willis, David Lloyd, Extras, Nasser, Willis, Hussain, Atherton, Ian Ward, Nasser Hussain, Athers, Cricket media

More Liberal Groups Join Legal Battle Against WI GOP Lame-Duck Power Grab

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of liberal-leaning groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to void laws passed by Wisconsin Republicans that reduced the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general. The legal challenge is the first seeking to undo all of the measures approved during last month’s lame-duck legislative session. The lawsuit argues the session was unconstitutional because it amounted to an illegal gathering of lawmakers. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, who was def...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, Medicaid, Jimmy Anderson, Anderson, Legislature, Walker, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin Assembly, Robin Vos

Ten important questions after watching the trailer for that new England documentary ‘The Edge’

The Edge is a 1997 film starring Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson and Bart the Bear, a kodiak bear who also starred in Legends of the Fall among other things (actual fact). It is a lost-in-the-wilderness-getting-hunted-by-a-kodiak-bear film. The Edge is also going to be a 2019 documentary about the last England team that got to number one in the world but then fell apart. You can watch the trailer here. Here are ten important questions that arise after wat...
Tags: England, Mississippi, Sex, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Andrew Strauss, England cricket news, Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Andy Flower, Jonathan Trott, Chris Tremlett, Bart, Monty

Total Bits and Pieces Cricket: Is England’s current approach the future or simply the best way for them to do things at the minute?

England in Sri Lanka (via Sky Sports) When Dan Vettori made his first Test hundred, against Pakistan in 2003, he was batting at nine. The side featured only three out-and-out batsmen and only two bowlers who could legitimately be classed as tail-enders. Robbie Hart kept wicket. The other five players – Vettori, Scott Styris, Craig McMillan, Chris Cairns and Jacob Oram – all bowled to some extent or other and all finished their Test careers with batting averages in the thirties. The only pr...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, New Zealand, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stokes, Adil Rashid, Glenn Mcgrath

BBC Sounds officially launched at London event

BBC Sounds has been officially launched at an event at London’s Tate Modern, with the Director-General promising that the new offering would support a ‘whole new generation of talent’. The corporation’s new app and online platform launches with 20 new podcasts, 40 playlists curated by artists and the BBC’s music experts, and more than 100 hours of classic BBC comedy and drama from the archives. It also provides live and on demand access to BBC radio stations (replacing BBC iPlayer Radio), and...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Time, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Andy Murray, Radio 4, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Jessica Ennis, Radio 2, Tate Modern, Inter Milan, James Purnell

BBC Sounds launched at London event

BBC Sounds has been officially launched at an event at London’s Tate Modern, with the Director-General promising that the new offering would support a ‘whole new generation of talent’. The corporation’s new app and online platform launches with 20 new podcasts, 40 playlists curated by artists and the BBC’s music experts, and more than 100 hours of classic BBC comedy and drama from the archives. It also provides live and on demand access to BBC radio stations (replacing BBC iPlayer Radio), and...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Time, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Andy Murray, Radio 4, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Jessica Ennis, Radio 2, Tate Modern, Inter Milan, James Purnell

Kindergarteners learn to sign lyrics to 'Happy Birthday' for their school custodian, who is deaf

A group of Tennessee kindergarteners pulled off a beyond sweet gesture when they learned to sign the lyrics to "Happy Birthday" for the school custodian, Mr. James, who is deaf. Per local news affiliate Fox17, to celebrate the custodian's sixtieth birthday on Tuesday, two kindergarten teachers and the school nurse led their students in signed song, much to Mr. James' surprise. Hickerson Elementary uploaded video of the heartwarming gesture to Twitter. Let me just warn you: you will be ...
Tags: News, Tennessee, Jimmy Anderson, Anderson, James, Angela, MR James, Hickerson, Hickerson Elementary, Jimmy Lee Anderson

12 memorable moments from England’s 2018 summer

This is a somewhat ironic headline because as a rule we don’t remember things. Our brain long ago adopted the after-midnight-at-a-popular-nightclub policy towards nuggets of information – one in, one out. So consider this a note to our future self that you’re all invited to read in the present. It’s not exactly the highlights of the 2018 international summer. It’s more a bunch of striking moments that may or may not create a sort of join-the-dots effect where linking them together maybe allows ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Scotland, India, Bbc, Pakistan, Ecb, Sky Sports, Jimmy Anderson, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Trevor Bayliss, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid

When Virat Kohli edged to Keaton Jennings – a breakdown of the finest missed catch you’ll ever see

There’s basically nothing left as an England fan other than to become a connoisseur of missed catches. Keaton Jennings failing to make meaningful use of his own hands when Virat Kohli edged the ball to him on 93 was one of the greatest misses we’ve ever seen. There are three main reasons why. We’ll expand on these in a second. Because Jimmy Anderson was bowling Because of where the ball was going Because of what the ball made contact with Because Jimmy Anderson was bowling The context is ke...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Bbc, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, England cricket news, Adil Rashid, Virat Kohli, Jennings, Jimmy, Keaton Jennings, India cricket news, Virat Kohli Virat Kohli

Second Test Notes: In the Flesh

It was the first day of the second Test... Well it was the second day if you're being like that, but it was the first day on which there was any play, so that makes it the first day in most people's minds... In my mind, anyway.So, it was the first day of the second Test, my first day at a Test since last year, first time seeing India for four years, and well... you forget don't you. The TV coverage is brilliant now (I saw a clip of Botham's Ashes the other day - the picture was almost square, th...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Roger Federer, Jimmy Anderson, Lowry, Edgbaston, Anderson, Bairstow, Buttler, Kohli, Jimmy, Rahul, Botham, DRS, Woakes

A review of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode

Cricket Captain 2018 is fundamentally the same game as last year. Here’s a review of Cricket Captain 2017 for a broad overview and what follows here is a (not particularly) quick look at All-Time Greats mode, which is one of the new features. We’ll probably do a review thing about playing a career as Afghanistan further down the line as well. What is All-Time Greats mode? What do you think it is? It’s a gameplay mode where you can pick historical players. You know, all these sorts of guys… ...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Xbox 360, Afghanistan, Alastair Cook, Wii, Jimmy Anderson, Ps3, Swann, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Bob Willis, Graham Thorpe, Wg Grace, Rhodes

BBC Radio wins Cricket World Cup 2019 rights

The BBC has secured radio commentary rights to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra and Radio 4 LW. Test Match Special will broadcast live ball-by-ball commentary of next summer’s tournament on the two stations, along with the BBC Sport website. It is part of a long-term deal through Channel2 Group that will ensure Test Match Special covers all the ICC’s major events through to the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India – including the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand in ...
Tags: England, Top, Wales, Australia, India, Bbc, Radio, South Africa, Pakistan, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Jimmy Anderson, Icc, Vaughan, Jonathan Agnew, Bbc Radio 4

Should England drop Chris Woakes for Mark Wood?

Mark Wood and Chris Woakes (via YouTube) Chris Woakes is a very good and admirable cricketer. He didn’t have the best of time in the Ashes but has since bounced back in the shorter formats. If he were to play the two Tests against New Zealand he would almost certainly take a whole bunch of wickets. Nevertheless, England should drop him for Mark Wood, who may or may not perform as effectively, but probably on balance not. Now the first thing to say is that we like Chris Woakes very much. We beli...
Tags: England, Sex, New Zealand, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Andrew Flintoff, England cricket news, Craig, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Glenn Mcgrath, Steve Harmison

Frankly, you might as well open the bowling with Mark Wood

Mark Wood (ECB) The big news from England’s warm-up piss-take of a match against a New Zealand XI is that they’re thinking of having Retired Hurt open the bowling. Accounting for three batsmen, he was England’s most successful bowler after Jimmy Anderson, who took 4-56. Root deployed just the nine bowlers and even fewer of them actually opened. Mark Wood got three overs with the brand new ball and frankly, England may as well persist in doing that. We’re aware that opening the bowling is meant ...
Tags: England, Sex, New Zealand, Stuart Broad, Wood, Jimmy Anderson, England cricket news, Mark Wood, Hamilton, Samit Patel

England keep Ben Stokes in the ranks for Test series against New Zealand

• Jimmy Anderson to continue as England vice-captain • Anderson: ‘I’m delighted Joe Root has asked me to do it again’Ben Stokes will resume his Test career among the ranks after the England management opted to retain Jimmy Anderson as the vice-captain for the two-match series in New Zealand.Anderson fulfilled the role during the Ashes defeat when Stokes was unavailable for selection but while the all-rounder is back in the fold before his trial that starts on 6 August, Joe Root’s deputy will be ...
Tags: England, Crime, UK News, New Zealand, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Auckland, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Anderson, • Anderson

Jimmy Anderson the rock star - Watch England bowler lip sync in the street

England cricketer James Anderson joins Test Match Special's Charles Dagnall and Henry Moeran for an epic lip sync.
Tags: England, Sport, Jimmy Anderson, James Anderson, Henry Moeran, Charles Dagnall

Philby in exile; England player-by-player: More Ashes notes

I read a book review the other day describing the final years of Kim Philby in Moscow: "drinking himself insensible and reading accounts of cricket matches long since finished in old copies of The Times." He was yearning for a version of England that existed only in his mind, and in the names of players that he would never see. It evokes a very English kind of melancholy, too, a mix of nostalgia and longing that cricket, with all of its transience and meaning, represents perfectly.In a weird way...
Tags: England, Cook, Australia, Sex, Sydney, New Zealand, Moscow, Brisbane, Roger Federer, Melbourne, Alan, Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Lyon, Steve Smith, Joe Root

Shoulda, coulda, woulda – five things England got wrong ahead of the 2017-18 Ashes

Australia win the final Test (BT Sport) We were originally going to present this article as being the views of Captain Hindsight, but when we started to write it we realised that half of England’s problems were actually fairly easy to see in advance. So while some of what follows comes with the benefit of knowing how things panned out, that’s not true of all of it. Whether or not the sum of all these things would have made any difference to the end result is of course another matter. Shoulda d...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Bt Sport, Bristol, Stuart Broad, Michael Vaughan, Steve Smith, Jimmy Anderson, England cricket news, Paul Collingwood, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Craig Overton, Gary Ballance