Today In Cricket History July 31

July 31, 2017: Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick with the final three deliveries of The Oval Test to give England victory by 239 runs. Here’s the hat-trick ball:

ICC Womens Cricket World Cup Final 2017, England v India

Highlights from the final of the eleventh Womens Cricket World Cup

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Trevor Bayliss, head coach of England

Trevor Bayliss is one of those rare breed of New South Wales cricketers – one who never seriously threatened for Australian selection! A consistent batsman in Sheffield Shield cricket over a number of years while the Waughs, Taylors and Bevans were spending much of their time away on Test or one-day duty.

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Symonds saves Australia

The question has to be asked: If Andrew Symonds stayed off the turps last Friday night, would Australia be undefeated in the NatWest Series today? Continue reading “Symonds saves Australia”

Random thoughts during NWS 5

In my BBC interview on Tuesday, Rhod Sharp described me as “following the NatWest Series avidly”. I have no idea how he arrived at that conclusion. Continue reading “Random thoughts during NWS 5”

England v Australia Pyjama Cricket Lite

Let this be the first and last time I use the buzzword “Twenty20” to describe what is nothing more than glorified 20 overs a side tippety-run like we used to play at school. Continue reading “England v Australia Pyjama Cricket Lite”

Australia v England semi final blog

England batting first in semi-final

Australian captain Belinda Clark has won the toss and put England into bat in the first semi-final of the Women’s Cricket World Cup at Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom. Continue reading “Australia v England semi final blog”

Previews: India v Ireland, England v Sri Lanka, South Africa v West Indies

The weather forecast is cloudy but fine for the Pretoria/Tshwane region for Thursday’s second round of matches in the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Continue reading “Previews: India v Ireland, England v Sri Lanka, South Africa v West Indies”

Preview: Australia v England

Australia plays England on Tuesday March 22, the opening day of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Tshwane University of Technology (formerly Technikon Pretoria) Ground A. Continue reading “Preview: Australia v England”

Zimbabwe: A terribly British problem

Bangladesh has just announced its touring team to play two Tests and five one-day internationals in Zimbabwe next month. Namibia has just completed a series of five matches in Zimbabwe against the national under-19 and A teams. Meanwhile, England is fretting over the prospects of touring Zimbabwe in October. Continue reading “Zimbabwe: A terribly British problem”