The Cricket Tier

 

Test Match Cricket is Back

First though, I must say congratulations to Australia on winning a 5th World Cup, the best team won on the day and overall they were probably the best all round team of the tournament. New Zealand entertained us and with Brendon McCullum being such a huge influence and revelation for the way they now play they could of been worthy winners.

Hanging Around After the Pool Party?

We're just past the half way stage of World Cup 2015, in fact, after today's game between West Indies and India that's 29 games down, 20 to go until we know we know the actual winner.  At the pool stage things are taking shape pretty much as expected now with only England and Bangladesh currently in the wrong position, from earlier seedings.

Who Can Win the 2015 Cricket World Cup?

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is about to begin, well nearly, each team has two official warm up matches over the next week first.  Then finally the 11th tournament in it's history will be under way with co-hosts New Zealand facing the 1996 World Champions Sri Lanka in the opening showpiece fixture in Christchurch.    

Cricket Mourns Phillip Hughes

After the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes, the global cricket community has been in mourning. In fact it goes further than that, participants of many other sports have got involved in the put out your bats tributes. A well liked and respected young cricketer, with a bright future ahead of him, has been taken from us by a freak accident.

The End of KP vs The Bullies?

English cricket has been dragged through the tabloids in recent weeks, with Kevin Pietersen's claims of being bullied in the England dressing room, and counter claims and argumenst by numerous teammates past and present. In a situation like this we're unlikely to ever find out the truth, and it might not even be a case of who's right and wrong?

Australia Fail Away From Home Again

Pakistan completed a 2-0 series win against Australia as the baggy greens lost yet another test series away from home.  It's their 10th defeat in their last 14 games overseas, and their woes on their travels must be good news for England ahead of the next Ashes series.                    

Welcome Back Jonathan Trott

England were able to recall Jonathan Trott back into the England Lions squad to tour South Africa this winter. From a personal point of view as an England fan, it's fantastic news and I'm welcoming him back.  Trott has been out since leaving the ill fated Ashes tour after the first test, citing a stress related disorder.    

Amateur Cricket League Outlook

I’m not sure how I feel about playing cricket this season. Last year, I was extremely gung ho about getting into the New Jersey scene having spent the previous summer in England.  In the winter of 2009, I ran 3 miles a day, lifted weights 4 days a week in preparation to play a full season of club cricket every weekend.    

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