Tag Archives: cricket

The Ashes are back in Australia

Going back over my old blog posts, I’m reminded that I created the ‘alternative Ashes’, tracking where the trophy would be if every Test cricketing nation was allowed to compete for them, not just England and Australia. In our last update, the Ashes had made their way to Sri Lanka but now they’ve moved on […]

Updating the alternative Ashes

Back in January 2011, I looked at what would have happened if cricket’s Ashes weren’t restricted to being won by Australia and England. As much cricket has been played since that time, I thought it was time for an update to see what had happened since then. At that point, India held the Ashes, holding […]

Corrections and clarifications

It has come to my attention that I made a couple of typos in my predictions for 2011 post. These occur in prediction 2 where, obviously infected by Ashes fever, I typed ‘cricket’ when I meant ‘rugby’ and ‘India’ when I meant ‘New Zealand’. This is obviously an honest and genuine mistake and not in […]

What if everyone could compete for the Ashes?

A thought struck me as I was looking at the Cricinfo archive yesterday – what if the Ashes hadn’t stayed as purely England vs Australia series, but – when other countries started playing Test cricket – had been seen as an accolade everyone could play for? Googling didn’t reveal any cricketing equivalent of the Unofficial […]

Cricketing trivia

If you’re a cricket fan, you can waste hours on the stats section of Cricinfo, finding out increasingly obscure, but interesting, information. Today, after looking to see where Shane Watson’s 161 came in the all-time list – 28th – I took a look at the progression of the highest individual score in one-day cricket. If […]

Worth Reading 3: The search for a spork

I looked, and lo, the internet did provide these morsels of interest: Save the Sea Otter Pups from No2AV flippancy – Beneath the jokes about dead wildlife, Duncan Stott asks an important question about why the No2AV campaigners think a military dictatorship is a good advert for their cause. 6 Real People With Secret Identities […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 20: Jai Ho

So, the team in blue were leading throughout most of the campaign and seemed set to coast home easily. The red team, the defending champions, really didn’t live up to expectations but a flurry of activity helped them out in a close close finish, though they still ended up in third place, with the final […]

One paparazzi surgeon required

Just reading the news that Andrew Flintoff will be having knee surgery following England’s Ashes victory, and a thought strikes me. As the England team have inconsiderately chosen to have lots of other matches this summer, is this the chance for the papers to get shots of a bleary-eyed Flintoff struggling to walk to match […]