Mike Holmans

Mike Holmans

Can England really be that bad again?

As Senna the Soothsayer used to say in Up Pompeii , “Woe, woe, and thrice woe!” Except that she was usually wrong, whereas it is the only sensible reaction to England's dismal performance in the first Test against Pakistan, in Dubai.

Mike Holmans

Playing the long game

The India v England ODI series has seen the boot not just on the other foot, but planted firmly up England's backside

Mike Holmans

Horrible batting, good outcricket

England have at last managed to lose a cricket match , and a good thing too: it was getting monotonous

Mike Holmans

The era of great bowlers is not over

For my birthday, my mother sent me a copy of “Not In My Day, Sir”, a collection of letters on cricket published in Britain's most traditional newspaper, the Daily Telegraph

Mike Holmans

Hail Mahela

The best sort of cricket match to watch is one which your team wins and your favourite player on the other side gets a hundred or a five-for