John Stern


Spun out
Spun out

The cupboard is worryingly bare when it comes to replacements for Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan

Two into three won't go
Two into three won't go

Having three parallel leagues will not benefit English cricket

From hit and giggle to do or die
From hit and giggle to do or die

Why the increased focus on Twenty20 just may be good for English cricket

How good is Sidebottom?
How good is Sidebottom?

England's Roger Daltrey-lookalike seamer is in contention for the crown of the world's top fast bowler

Better longer
Better longer

Let's have fewer series but make the best ones last

Greed of the hour
Greed of the hour

England players earn big money and are set to make even more, but do they need to talk so shamelessly about the means by which they think they can earn those figures?

What spirit of cricket?
What spirit of cricket?

Does it matter anymore? Does it even exist?

Elvis v Mozart
Elvis v Mozart

In England, the IPL is viewed as the monster that'll kill Test cricket. But maybe it won't be so bad after all

The other Schofield
The other Schofield

John Stern feels Ken Schofield's appointment to review one whitewash won't produce another whitewash

Arriving late for the Ashes party
Arriving late for the Ashes party

John Stern says that the scoreline being what it is, England can't be thinking about outcomes. It's time for a performance

Enjoy cricket-style entertainment at The Rose Bowl
Enjoy cricket-style entertainment at The Rose Bowl

More and more venues around England aspire to acquire Test status

The defining time
The defining time

John Stern on Ian Bell - blessed by exceptional talent, cursed by the burden of expectation

More power, not less
More power, not less

John Stern on Duncan Fletcher - England's back-seat driver

Hindsight TV
Hindsight TV

There's a newish sports TV channel around specialising in nostalgia of the highest order. I won't reveal its name in case I'm accused of shameless plugging but I believe it may advertise its wares elsewhere on this website. It should be called Hindsight T

Does anybody really care?
Does anybody really care?

The question is: are England lousy at one-day cricket because they're indifferent to it or are they indifferent to it because they're lousy at it?

A whiff of scandal whets the appetite
A whiff of scandal whets the appetite

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about, said Oscar Wilde. If cricket in England was feeling a bit faint after last summer then the past few days have provided a full-on oxygen mask of publicity

A dose of shock treatment
A dose of shock treatment

Read does not have to score many runs to better Jones's recent record but he will have to keep very well

Don't let history repeat itself
Don't let history repeat itself

John Stern rewinds to the 1981 Ashes series - Ian Botham's Ashes - and last year's classic, with the hope that it doesn't take a decade to get over 2005

Freddie is the man to inspire England
Freddie is the man to inspire England

John Stern ponders who will be asked to step into Michael Vaughan's shoes and lead England this summer ... and then into the Ashes

England need another Edgbaston boost
England need another Edgbaston boost

England know that all roads lead to Brisbane but they don't know which route will take them there or exactly who will be driving the car, says John Stern