A talk show on English cricket

When lightning strikes

Jonathan Harris Bass, Jarrod Kimber, George Dobell and Alex Winter discuss England's opening game of the World T20 and look ahead to the rest of the tournament (29:18)

March 25, 2014

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 23:09 GMT)

I think Broad and others are making LIGHTNING an excuse .If the ground had towers (flood lighting ) around the ground the probability of being struck by lightning is very very small and moreover if the lighting cables formed a loop around the ground then the probability of being struck by lightning is minimal. This is different from Golf Courses and open football fields where the people are the highest points . If there are trees around the golf course or open fields the lightning will strikes these but they are not earthed .

Posted by jb633 on (March 26, 2014, 18:28 GMT)

Jarrod Kimber dimishes the credibility of the show. When you have Mark Butcher in there we can at least get a perspective of a professional and some good opinions. Once butcher is removed I feel the guys just never get to grips with the actual issues of the game. The lack of technical expertise is very telling and the answers given are rarely convincing. Having Butcher in this show is a must.

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 9:49 GMT)

It was plain stupid of the umpires to keep the players on the ground. Can they justify their actions? I distinctly remember the umpires at one SA vs SL game during the last world cup ODI played in SA making SL bowlers to bowl in heavy rain with the wet ball. I also remember the stupid umpires making SL play in the dark against CA in WI at the last WC ODI played in WI. On the three occasions it was just to give advantage to certain teams and to score brownie points for completing games. Not at the expense of the safety of the players. Umpires must not forget most of them have been some sort of players too. ICC should make a stance on this matter once and for all.

Comments have now been closed for this article


Play Audio
A book that would never have a happy ending

Oct 9, 2014 Mark Butcher, George Dobell and Andrew McGlashan join JHB to discuss the fallout from KP's autobiography (36:38)

Play Audio
Catches, Moeen, and more

Sep 30, 2014 Daniel Norcross is joined by Mark Butcher, Andrew McGlashan and George Dobell to review the 2014 English county season (50:40)


Play Video
de Kock's leg-side screamer

Highlights: South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock dives to his left for a one-handed catch to dismiss New Zealand batsman Nathan McCullum during the 1st ODI in Mount Maunganui. (00:21) | Oct 21, 2014

Play Video
'Glad to be back for Australia' - Siddle

Press Conference: Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle attributes strength training to earning a recall back to the Test side for the first Test against Pakistan on Wednesday (01:46) | Oct 20, 2014

Play Video
Who is to blame for crisis in the West Indies?

News and Analysis: ESPNCricinfo's Alexis Nunes talks with Simon Crosskill about the administrative crisis in the West Indies and looks at the possible consequences over the decision to abandon the tour of India (02:23) | Oct 20, 2014