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Evil v Good, day 4: Match skitters to a conclusion

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. England made 202 runs and lost four wickets on day three. It was very boring and far and away their most successful day. Australia still lead by six runs. Paul Collingwood and Andy Flintoff are at the crease. Morning session Don’t get ahead of yourselves. Darren Gough is batting at eight. Flintoff batted quite zes...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Johnson, Shane Warne, Steve Smith, Paul Collingwood, Collingwood, James Anderson, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Harmison, Mitchell, Flintoff, Don

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 – 7. Matt Prior

We’re picking an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most. We’ve got to be honest, there was more competition for some spots in this team than there was for others. This is entirely unsurprising. After all, you only ever play one wicketkeeper at a time. We did very much like Matt Prior though. Prior is primarily remembered for three things. Smashing a window at Lord’sThe Big Cheese stuff in KP’s autobiography (we’re pretty confident KP got the wrong end of the sti...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Pietersen, SCG, Matt Prior Matt Prior

Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 4: England rue first innings deficit

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. Sri Lanka gave England hell on day three. The tourists are still 88 behind with eight wickets in hand. Morning session Muttiah Muralitharan starts with just the six close fielders. David Gower starts with a pair of fours. Murali adds a seventh close fielder. Go...
Tags: England, Sex, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Ben Stokes, Stokes, James Anderson, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Jonathan Agnew

Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 1: Swann counterattacks after Murali and Herath leave England rocking

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. Following the first Test, the Cricket Captain developers offered us a copy of the latest version of the game. However, we promised you all that we’d continue using the 2018 version if they did that. We are being true to our word. Here’s the team news. Let’s crack on. The ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Stokes, Matt Prior, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Jonathan Agnew, Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick, Agnew

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

Former England cricketer launches sports events companyFormer England cricketer launches sports events company

Matt Prior's new agency will offer bespoke and packaged corporate events
Tags: Travel, England, Matt Prior

'Cycling needs to embrace change' - Former England wicket keeper Matt Prior

Since stepping away from the cricketing world, former England wicketkeeper and batsman Matt Prior has continued to play an active sporting role – albeit in a very different discipline to where he made his name. With a recurring achilles injury signalling the end of his cricket career, Prior decided to follow his passion for cycling and launched the ONE Pro Cycling team with friend and businessman Simon Chappell in 2015. Despite the team folding last year, Prior has been determined to keep the br...
Tags: England, News, Matt Prior, Simon Chappell

Jonny Bairstow mustn't 'rush back' from injury, says Matt Prior

Former England keeper Matt Prior says Ben Foakes' emergence on debut has created a "nightmare" for the selectors
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Matt Prior, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes

When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease

When the moment comes, and the gathering stands And the clock turns back to reflect On those years of grace, as the footsteps trace For the last time out of the act Well this way of life’s recollection The hallowed strip in the haze The fabled men in the noonday sun Are much more than just yarns of their daysRoy Harper, When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease When John Murray - a man who was simply ‘JT’ to a generation - died in late July, Mike Selvey, who is old enough to have played with him ...
Tags: England, Cook, Australia, Sex, Melbourne, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott, Strauss, Monty, Mike Selvey, John Murray, Brian Carpenter, Roy Harper, Alastair You

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

Let’s see if we can sum up Kevin Pietersen’s entire career by looking at one innings – but no, not by using that one

Photo by Sarah Ansell Terry’s been with the firm for 30 years, but he’s not retiring; he’s going part-time. A couple of years down the line Terry reduces his hours further and then a bit later still he says that he’s going to be available for jobs he’s already done a bit of work on but that he doesn’t want to start anything new. One day you suddenly realise that you haven’t seen Terry in a very long time. So it is with cricketers these days. They just fade away. Other than grainy Twitter clips ...
Tags: England, Sex, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ecb, Shane Warne, Terry, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss, England cricket news, Matt Prior, Glenn Mcgrath, Pietersen, Warne, Brett Lee

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon

Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, Cricket, Lyon, Matt Prior

Prior rubbishes Lyon's 'scared' claim

Nathan Lyon has suggested Matt Prior "wanted to fly home" during the 2013-14 Ashes because he was intimidated by Mitchell Johnson
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Lyon, Matt Prior, Nathan Lyon

Matt Prior's surprise recall

A former England wicketkeeper made a brief, unexpected appearance in Townsville
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Matt Prior

GT2 RS Proves More Civil Than Imagined

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Tags: Autos, Matt Prior, Autocar, GT2, Porsche GT2/GT3, GT2 RS, 991 GT2 RS

PH Service History: when the best isn't best

Last week, Matt Prior revealed the best car in the world. Alex Robbins, however, begs to diffe
Tags: Matt Prior, Alex Robbins

Why Coke is endorsing a fake sports star

It's not necessarily big news when an athlete lands a big endorsement deal, like LeBron James signing on with Nike, or Tom Brady shilling for Ashton Martin. But Coke inking a big deal with soccer star Alex Hunter may raise eyebrows in the ad industry. That's because Hunter isn't a real person. Hunter was introduced last year as the lead virtual character in Electronic Art's soccer game FIFA 17. With the release of the latest of the mega hit on Sept. 29, Hunter has inked a sponsorship deal with C...
Tags: Trends, Nike, EA, Premier League, Fifa, Tom Brady, Lebron James, Coke, Matt Prior, Hunter, Time Square, Alex Hunter, Ashton Martin, Coke Fans

Fifa 18: hands-on with the latest version of the football phenomenon

Alex Hunter is back for a second season in Electronic Arts’ latest football sim, but on-pitch changes such as variable AI tactics are the key to longevity“To some, Fifa is life.” This may sound like hyberbole from the game’s creative director Matt Prior, but he has a point. Electronic Arts’ football series operates on a scale beyond the dreams of most video game developers. Last year’s entry achieved sales of 1.1m in its first week – 300,000 more copies than Adele’s 25, the fastest-selling album...
Tags: Games, Technology, Xbox One, Football, Adele, Sport, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Fifa, Xbox, Playstation 4, Matt Prior, Hunter, Electronic Arts, Alex Hunter

Can Two People Drift One Car At The Same Time?

To answer a question we doubt anyone's ever asked, Autocar decided to find out if two people drift one car, with Matt Prior taking control of the throttle and pro driver Mauro Calo in charge of everything else
Tags: Autos, Matt Prior, Mauro Calo

Jos Butler

Jos Buttler graduated with a sterling school cricketing record to becoming a regular choice for Somerset and has recently formed part of the England national team, and is Vice Captain for the One Day International team. Jos Buttler is available to appear at a multitude of private or corporate events as an after dinner speaker or to be part of a brand endorsement when booked through London based talent agency MN2S. Appearing in a number of Somerset youth teams, Buttler played gre...
Tags: England, London, Sex, India, Manchester City, Somerset, Jos Buttler, Trevor Bayliss, Matt Prior, Jonny Bairstow, Paolo Di Canio, Buttler, Joss Buttler

Yes, You Can Actually Drift A Nissan Leaf

Matt Prior from Autocar thought he see if it's possible to drift the electric Nissan Leaf without using a handbrake, and it will indeed go sideways - providing you make a suitable rear tyre swap first...
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Matt Prior

Prior backs Bairstow to cement keeper's role

Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has backed Jonny Bairstow to start the international season as a more complete gloveman
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Matt Prior, Jonny Bairstow, Bairstow

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 Baggy Green team that regained the urn

I wrote many times that we would win the Ashes. I noted that if our batting clicked into place we would win as it would give our bowlers consistent opportunities to defend totals of competitive substance, rather than defend totals in desperate attempts to stay in the game. Consistency was a key, as was self-belief, balancing experience and upcoming players. Fortunately, this time around it occurred and it proved the theory, finally. However, having stated this I will also be honest that I did go...
Tags: England, Cook, India, South Africa, New South Wales, Brisbane, Ipl, Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke, Smith, Phillip Hughes, Darren Lehmann, Kevin Pietersen, David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes

Sussex mourn death of fast bowler Matthew Hobden aged 22

• ‘Sussex Cricket is deeply shocked and saddened’ by death • Hobden had played for county across all three formats since 2014Matt Prior and Eoin Morgan joined tributes to Matthew Hobden after Sussex announced the death of the 22-year-old fast bowler, whom the club described as a “fantastic individual”.“Thoughts & prayers with all of Matt Hobden’s family at this tragic time,” Prior wrote on Twitter. “A great guy with a huge future taken far too soon.” The former Sussex and England wicketkeeper a...
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Eoin Morgan, Sussex, Matt Prior, Matthew Hobden, Matt Hobden, Hobden

Matt Prior’s One Pro team granted their Pro Continental licence

• Former cricketer’s riders move into second division of sport• ‘It’s been a whirlwind journey to get to where we are now’One Pro Cycling, the team set up by the former England cricketer Matt Prior and a Yorkshire businessman Simon Chappell, have been granted a Pro Continental licence moving them into the second division of the sport.Prior, the team’s chief executive, said: “We’re incredibly excited to finally have confirmation that One Pro Cycling will be racing on a Pro Conti licence in 2016. ...
Tags: England, Sport, Cycling, Cricket, Yorkshire, Continental, Matt Prior, Simon Chappell

Prior team want second-tier licence

One Pro - the team founded by former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior - applies for a second-tier Pro-Continental licence.
Tags: England, Continental, Matt Prior

Kevin Pietersen prepares for his final Blast with Surrey

• Former England batsman will play for Surrey in T20 match against Sussex• Alec Stewart believes Pietersen and Matt Prior can settle differencesKevin Pietersen heads off to play for St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League shortly but not before stepping in to make one final appearance for Surrey in their NatWest T20 Blast fixture with Sussex on Sunday.The jet-setting batsman could bump into his former England team-mate Matt Prior, who will be in attendance at Arundel as a spectator follow...
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Surrey, England Cricket Team, Kevin Pietersen, Caribbean, Sussex, Matt Prior, Arundel, Pietersen, Alec Stewart, St Lucia Zouks

Sense of Loss

When cricketers retire because of injury, there is always a sense of loss. This is true even when the departures of the two England wicket-keepers who have left the game's stage in the last ten days were very far from unexpected.With Craig Kieswetter, there is a sense of loss born of what might have been. In the case of Matthew Prior there is a sense of losing what actually was, even if the sad reality is that it was long, long gone.On the broad acres of his adopted home ground at Taunton, th...
Tags: England, India, Flower, Stuart Broad, West Indies, Craig, Somerset, Jos Buttler, Craig Kieswetter, Matt Prior, Taunton, Marcus, Strauss, Hill, James Hildreth, Long Room