England tour to the West indies 2015

England will play their first-ever Test match at the National Cricket Ground in Grenada as part of the three-Test tour to the Caribbean in April-May 2015.   In the schedule announced today by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Grenada … Continue reading

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World Twenty20 2014: England face must-win game – Bopara

England all-rounder Ravi Bopara says Thursday’s World Twenty20 game against Sri Lanka is a must-win if they are to progress from the Super 10 stage. England lost narrowly to New Zealand in their opening match on Saturday.   They now … Continue reading

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West Indies One Day tour 2014

Living With The Lions has been enjoying a brilliant West Indies 2014 tour tour in Antigua and Barbados to see the ODI and T20 series of 6 matches. Here are some of the pictures from the tour. Patrick and the … Continue reading

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Kevin Pietersen’s England career ended by ECB

England will be providing no details of any of the rumoured breaches of team discipline or ethics by Kevin Pietersen in Australia this winter, despite widespread demands for further explanation of the decision to sack him. Instead they are insisting … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka tour to England 2014 – Fixtures

Sri Lanka will begin their tour in mid-May with a NatWest T20 International against their hosts at The Kia Oval ahead of a five-match series of One-Day Internationals at The Kia Oval, Emirates Durham ICG, Emirates Old Trafford, Lord’s and … Continue reading

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Ashes History – England v Australia 1970 – 1989

1970-71 Ray Illingworth led England to a remarkable Ashes success in a series of unprecedented length and bitter exchanges. Illingworth was only chosen when Colin Cowdrey pulled out injured, but he forged a closely-knit side. The tour started badly, and … Continue reading

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The History of the Ashes

“In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August, 1882. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances, RIP. NB The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia.”   Australia’s … Continue reading

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LWTL Cricket Tours

The crack of willow on leather is as quintessentially English as cream teas and tennis, and so with summer comes cricket. 2013 has seen England triumph in the first test of the ashes, and the coming test in Australia is … Continue reading

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Profile – James Anderson

After becoming the first Englishman to pass 300 Test wickets since cricketing legend Ian Botham in 1984, the man himself recently tipped James Anderson for greatness after his stunning performance on the second day of the 1st Test at Lords. … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Test Cricket Batting Performances of All Time

Cricket is a demanding sport and one that asks particularly tough questions of batsmen, who must face up to lightening fast bowlers, devilish spinners and testing swing bowlers. But when a batsman comes off and dominates the bowling attack, it … Continue reading

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