Hampshire Cricket History

A couple of Years Ago
February 1, 2017, 4:52 pm
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Here’s something I wrote in Forever Changes

“Back in England at the start of his period of office in May 2015, Colin Graves was clearly dissatisfied with England’s winter performances and the Ashes defeat of 12 months previously. In April, even before he took office officially, Paul Downton was sacked after just 14 months and Andrew Strauss replaced him. In May, Strauss then sacked Peter Moores”

Well England are still looking a mess – if a T20 lasts just under 10% of a Test match, was today’s result the equivalent of an 800 run defeat over five days? I am again being a little tongue-in-cheek of course, but I wonder whether Graves will now replace Strauss who has had longer than Downton, and whether his replacement will appoint a new coach – after all the current guy got the job on the basis that he is supposed to know a bit about white ball cricket.

(I’m not holding my breath)


4 Comments so far
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Don’t worry there isn’t a problem at all. I believe the fall of eight wickets for eight runs today was all the fault of the umpires.

Comment by James

Actually I don’t expect any of that – probably they will cut the Championship a bit more and play more T20. After the match, Nasser said he still believes England’s batting line-up is ‘very good’ except that they ‘struggle’ against spin or when the pace is taken off. So, Nasser, could you define very good?

Comment by pompeypop

Nasser I feel is very poor as a summariser.
I suppose good is when there is pace on the ball.

Comment by Paul

Should have played Daws!

Comment by Paul

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