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Cook's greatest hits
Cook's greatest hits

Starring Colossus Buttler and Sir Don Carberry

Words cricket needs to ban
Words cricket needs to ban

We can start with the hideous Moeenalitharan

The ECB's pamphlet for professional sledgers
The ECB's pamphlet for professional sledgers

The bottom line is: stuff happens

Cricket's great video game
Cricket's great video game

It's called PCB Chairman 2014 and it's addictive

When Mr Angry met Mr Glum
When Mr Angry met Mr Glum

They lived happily ever after, swearing and shouting at everyone who crossed their paths

Why we need Cook to succeed
Why we need Cook to succeed

Because there is no one else who can captain this England side

The battle for Ageas
The battle for Ageas

Where Alastairmemnon draws up a plan to surprise nobody

The reason for England's loss? T20, of course
The reason for England's loss? T20, of course

In this day and age no one appreciates the art of ducking against a short ball

The ECB needs you (or maybe not)
The ECB needs you (or maybe not)

The English cricket board is hiring. Here are the leading contenders so far

The England v India Twitter war
The England v India Twitter war

Also known as the latest issuing of bile from cricket's angry glands

Why not to judge a pitch on day one
Why not to judge a pitch on day one

You could have egg on your face in no time

Beware Shakib
Beware Shakib

If your children don't go to sleep, he will get them

The Sharapova lesson
The Sharapova lesson

Cricket is a minor league sport and apparently content to remain so

Lessons from ancient Pompeii
Lessons from ancient Pompeii

And why we need to give the pink ball a chance

How well do you know current cricket?
How well do you know current cricket?

Are you abreast of developments in cricket? Take the Long Handle test

How do you solve a problem like Alastair Cook?
How do you solve a problem like Alastair Cook?

Just give him four years at the helm and be done with it

Your choice between premium cricket and bargain cricket
Your choice between premium cricket and bargain cricket

Give fixers and those who are ambivalent to it a whole new sport to muck up

Let's hear it for the glorious five-day draw
Let's hear it for the glorious five-day draw

It helps save the format from extinction

The utterly expected tale of the Kiwi Calypso
The utterly expected tale of the Kiwi Calypso

The only thing to raise an eyebrow at in the Sabina Park Test was Chris Gayle's vow of abstinence

England's latest New Era
England's latest New Era

And it's probably "improved" as well