More t20 – still “good cricket”?

I have enjoyed watching the Indian Premier League, this spring. Some of the matches I have seen so far have been one-sided, but there is always something going on, and some of the techniques on display are spectacular. Watching the master classes from the Little Master really demonstrates the benefits of a sound, bascially orthodox …

Ball tampering – is it really a crime?

The recent third test between South Africa and England ended in a thrilling draw (for England fans). Another last wicket stand saw England “win the draw”, again. But during the game, accusations of ball tampering were raised (through the media, not to the match authorities). As the Laws of the Game stand, ball tampering is …

England Win the Draw!

Yet another last ditch stand sees England save the third Test at Newlands – “England wins the draw”, as it says on the BBC ball-by-ball text commentary. So is this “good cricket”, or proof that 5-day cricket needs a major overhaul? How can you play for 5 whole days, then celebrate the fact that you …