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Graham Napier Stakes his Stamford Twenty/20 Claim

Graham Napier has just this minute written himself into cricket history with the most incredible, staggering and amazing innings.   I am sitting here tinkering with an essay on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy versus Person Centred and Psychodynamics, with Essex v Sussex on the box due to Yorkshire v Durham radio commentary being interrupted by rain. … Continue reading

Yorkshire 159/7 Tied With Durham 159/7 .Twenty/20 Cup at Headingley

This was a brilliant match which showcased Twenty/20 at it’s scintillating best, a great advert for the game of cricket as modern and relevant for the 21st Century…. And this is coming from someone who values Test and Championship cricket as the pinnacle of the sport.   But the 50 over game, which has been … Continue reading

England Beat New Zealand by an Innings and 9. The Bowlers Save the Day

England won this Test, and the series at a canter against a very poor Kiwi outfit who, despite showing guts and fight a plenty until the Sunday at Old Trafford, folded like a pack of cards, despite having us at 85/5 mid afternoon on day one. Only a marvellous rearguard action from KP and Ambrose … Continue reading

England Win In New Zealand. Cracks Papered Over?

When Ian Bell offered the softest of soft caught and bowleds to leave England reeling at 36/4, it appeared that once again a supine batting performance would see the tourist succumb to defeat in Napier against one of the weakest Kiwi sides of the modern era.   And yet throughout this yearlong bad trot the selectors … Continue reading

Yorkshire 561/7 Beat Warks 139 and 222 by an Innings and 210 runs. North Marine Road, Scarborough

One of the strangest days of First Class cricket I have ever witnessed, saw Yorkshire storm to the top of the Championship and effectively wrest control of the Title Race with two games left, both against our immediate rivals, Sussex and Hampshire. The Tykes had a big job on their hands, coming into this game … Continue reading

Yorks 144 and 44/1 Lancs 517. Adil Rashid for England (but not yet)

This may prove to be a pivotal day in this season’s Title Race, as an impotent Yorkshire attack had no answers to Law (206) and Horton (149) who ran rampant on a track that had seen the hosts skittled for 144 on day one. At one stage the Tykes were 1 for 3 and then … Continue reading

Yorkshire v Kent at North Marine Road, Scarborough

 Yet another rain sodden day from this apocalyptic seeming Summer saw me and the Old Man leave North Marine Road, Scarborough at 2pm some 90 minutes into a weather delay and with thick, black clouds promising more of the same. Even with the grounds legendary drainage capacity I felt sure it was in for the … Continue reading

The Curse of the Kolpak

Sussex, fielding four overseas Test players defeated Yorkshire (three overseas Test stars) in an epic Twenty/20 encounter at a packed floodlit Hove ground in front of the Sky cameras last night. The shortest format of the pro game has been a rip roaring success since it’s introduction in 2003, and anything that sparks interest in … Continue reading

LVV County Championship: Yorkshire Set the Pace. Harmison On Song

Yorkshire’s blistering start to the season continues apace as an admittedly poor Worcester outfit were put to the sword in some style at Headingley, the White Rose county prevailing by a monumental innings and 260 runs making it 3 wins and a draw in the Championship. Momentum is everything in sport, and I am absolutely … Continue reading

The Duncan Fletcher Years. Yorks Beat Surrey by 346 Runs

August 1999, the Oval London. English cricket reaches it’s nadir as a very ordinary New Zealand outfit put the tin lid on a dreadful Summer, beating the hosts who capitulated for 162 in their second knock to hand the Tourists a 2-1 Series win. This came hot on the heels of a disastrous World Cup … Continue reading

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