England vs India Test Series

More Weather Chat Having thrown county cricket under the bus in their selection of Adil Rashid, enormous pressure now mounts on Joe Root, Ed Smith and co for the upcoming series against India. Two things spring to mind – the first, that this will be a common occurrence fairly soon, with players opting to ignore red ball cricket, knowing they are too good for the England test side to ignore (a similar gamble in rugby to play abroad has not yet come off for the rebels.) Second of all, Adil Rashid is no Murali or Warne – this may prove to be a silly hill for Smith to die on. The real reason for this absurd decision, is the heatwave.... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, July 30th, 2018
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The Ashes 2nd Test – Australia vs England

Pink Sphere to the Rescue And so to Adelaide. The ball will be a different colour. The game will be played at night in cooler weather. And Ben Stokes is at least in the right continent – a short hop away in case any fights break out that need an emphatic resolution. (It still seems unlikely that he will feature in Adelaide, although it is a little too convenient that he has shot off to New Zealand on a family visit, just as his international teammates are in urgent need of a major morale boost.) One thing that has been repeated again and again by the pundits, is that England must win this one if they are to stand any... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

A conversation… “Ah, wonderful. nike foamposite A cricket tournament just as the football season ends. That should get the public’s attention.” “It doesn’t end for a few weeks – in fact the biggest games of the season are coming soon.” “Ah well, never mind. cheap uggs for sale People love a bit of Twenty20.” “Its not T20.” “Test cricket then. About time there was a cohesive tournament for the oldest form of the game. cheap uggs for sale Retro is everything these days – vinyl, books, Ian Brady. Fantastic that we are hosting it.” “It is 50 over cricket.” “Still, a World Cup is a World Cup. womens air jordan One can’t be too sniffy.” “Its not the World Cup.”... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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England vs South Africa

Cant be Arsed Having barely got out of first gear in the One Day series, the Champions Trophy and the T20, it remains to be seen which South Africa will show up for the upcoming test series. After all, if you can’t be buggered for a 20 over game, what chance five days of intense cricket on a dry wicket. Little surprise therefore that England are such a short price to win this series, despite a new captain, and a pretty ropey formbook. The big names don’t seem overcommitted either. Faf du Plessis will miss the first test to attend the birth of his first child (just don’t tell Boycott,) whilst AB de Villiers didn’t even make the squad, with... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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2017 in Sport

4 to Watch 29th April Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, heavyweight world title fight, Wembley Stadium With Tyson Fury away with the fairies (although make sure you don’t make any reference to fairies to his face,) Anthony Joshua has his turn at running rings around Wladimir Klitschko. A packed Wembley, a young buck against an ageing old goat – there can surely only be one outcome. Ladbrokes will give you 4/9 on Joshua, although there are bigger prices elsewhere. mochilas kanken mini June 2017 Sailing – Americas Cup In a summer bereft of an Olympics or a major football tournament, it could well be sailing that grips the nation. Asics Aoldes Celebrity boatman (if that is a word)... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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T20 Finals Day

Like the Big Bash – Just not as Big It is wonderfully English (perhaps British) for us to invent something, and then within a matter of years, see a load of pesky foreigners get much better at it that us. lunette de soleil oakley pas cher It happened with association football, it has pretty much happened with the internet (no disrespect to Silicon Roundabout…), and it has certainly happened with T20 cricket. The Big Bash, the IPL, and perhaps even the Carribean shindig all carry more cache than our sweet little county bonanza, so excuse us for not being wet with excitement for T20 Finals Day. nike air max 2017 goedkoop The schedule for Edgbaston sees Notts Outlaws take on... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016
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England in India

Whitewash Ahoy Having struggled to a draw in Bangladesh, you wont find too many punters optimistic about England’s chances in India – what Donald Trump would probably call Bangladesh x10. Turning wickets, batsmen incapable of hanging around for more than a few shots, and a raucous atmosphere, all ensure that for all the talk of the Ashes and despite some IPL experience, it is India where the biggest challenge meets our cricketers. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Roze It was a challenge Alistair Cook met head on last time, but those were the days of Swann and Pietersen. Nike Sko Norge So can a case be made for this England side. nike air max 95 pas cher Well the old... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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World Twenty20 – 2016

Rounders for the Commonwealth With India as short as 3.25, it is little wonder that punters will certainly be looking elsewhere for some value in their T20 betting. Hosts have never won this competition, and neither have the favourites, and although India offer some compelling arguments as to why they could buck both of those trends (Sharma and Kohli with the bat, Ashwin and Jadeja with the ball), the price is too short, for a format that is set up for shock results and carnage. Instead we turn our attention to the Kiwis, at a very healthy 12.5 in the betting – a country that always provides a good run for your money, and even post-Brendan, should still make hay... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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South Africa vs England Test Series

2 to Watch – Root vs AB One of the good things about cricket, is that you know where you stand. Everything is quantified in a way that many other sports struggle. Mesut Ozil may have 462 assists so far this season, but how many have been of the ‘two yard tap to the bloke next to him who smacked it in from 25 yards’ variety, there is no real way to tell. In cricket however, everyone has a batting average, a bowling average, and to top it all off, there are regularly updated rankings telling all and sundry who are the best batters/bowlers in the world at any one time. Right now, Joe Root is the best batsman in... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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5th Test England vs Australia 2015

Start the Car History beckons for England. Never in an Ashes series at home have the boys won four test matches, and although we at Oggs were virtually alone in advising punters to lay Australia for the series (not that we like to gloat ahem) the scale of such a victory would not have been predicted by anyone at all. Form guides are hard to muster. In the past, when Australia were canning England, fifth tests were the ones they gave us for a laugh. Think of Goughie’s 100 at Sydney, or Mark Butcher’s heroic 2001 knock at the Oval. Neither of these players made too much hay in competitive Ashes cricket, but by test 5, with the urn already... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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