England must end over-reliance on Anderson and Broad

Chris Woakes

England have to address a worrying trend in their overseas form – their over-reliance on James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Anderson was the Three Lions’ one shining light in the Ashes, maintaining his levels of excellence as his teammates crumbled around him. Broad was off colour in Australia, but rounded back into form in New Zealand with two solid outings.


9-86 And All That


As a breed fast bowlers generally seem to be much more interesting characters than those who specialise in other cricketing disciplines. Pakistan’s 1970s paceman Sarfraz Nawaz is a typical example


Ambassadors of Goodwill


It has been a while now since we had a new cricket book from Pitch Publishing, but this review of England’s Test tours in the quarter century after the Second World War is right up to their usual high standard


Lance Gibbs


It is more than forty years since West Indies were able to field a top class spin bowler and it seems unlikely that situation will change in the near future. In this feature Martin profiles the last man to merit the description


Scotland v Australia


Next week we will be reviewing an important new biography, but for today Martin has been looking at a couple of rather more obscure items. The second is essentially a match programme, but a very collectable and wide ranging one


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