India's All-Time Dream Team
The first Test against New Zealand is India's 500th Test match... and the BCCI is marking this ocassion by allowing fans to pick their all time dream team on Facebook. See article below for details. Time to for some arm-chair punditry and nostaglia all mixed together.
That's Why We Are Champions
A story that needs little introduction. Thanks Darren for staying calm enough to describe all the highs, lows, twists and turns and conflicting emotions of a dramatic day. Glad you stayed to the end. And took these great pictures.
The End of Days
And so we come to the end of the 2016 season with Chris Rogers leading his four day squad into the last game of the season looking for a trophy. Who'da thunk it?
Sidebottom ensures their Side maybe Top
Primrose Hillbilly provides a colourful report of the twists and turns of this champioship decider with some outrageous comments about the characters on route.
Barmy Kev reports on a tense day, where it looked, bad, good , bad, good again and desperate, but there is still some hope left. This report carries a MTWD health warning.
Recovery in the Nick of Time
Jonathan Winsky provides a comprehensive account of 1st crucial days play and summary of the prospects of us achieving the unmentionable.
Gambhir Leads Team to Duleep Trophy Title
The new format Duleep Final comprised of mixed teams of roughly equal strength instead of Zonal outfits which in the past were often mismatched. The cricket was more competitive, but the competition felt flat as the Zonal rivalries of the past were relegated to the dustbin.
Champions Comprehensively Dismantled
The race for the 2016 County Championship took an unexpected turn when Somerset proceeded to trounce champions Yorkshire in their own backyard inside three days in a surprisingly one-sided encounter. As a consequence the team from the west country have closed to within one point of the Tykes, going into the final round of matches next week. Somerset also possess the advantage of a home fixture against relegated Nottinghamshire, whilst the white rose protagonists must redeem themselves at Championship hopefuls Middlesex! At least Yorkshire's flagging fortunes were revived by the failure of Middlesex to win at Lancashire. The wins have now dried up for Middlesex, but it may well be Somerset who look set to defy the Championship-chasing Tykes in a week's time, unless struggling Nottinghamshire do us a favour and stoutly resist Somerset's Championship chase.
Proctor Gamble proves un Productive
Barmy Kev returns from his vacation to give a view from his garden. He nearly broke his washing line , but then settles down as day meandered on as our season reaches a thrilling climax
All clear weather wise but Championship position not clear
Rod Ed tells us about the next potentially pivotal day in our Championship adventure. We get news of how to dry out after a storm as well as a slow outfield and a maiden hundred. If you saw the end of the day you know how it ends all poised for the last day.