My combined Ashes squad to tour South Africa

Not a real tour, just hypothetical. First XI Rogers Warner Bell Pietersen Clarke * Watson Haddin † Swann Siddle Harris Anderson Rest of the squad Cook Root Bairstow Broad Bresnan Tremlett Seven Aussies in the first team Yep. I think Rogers is a marginal choice over Cook but it's my team so…

The Decision Review System (DRS) - Part 1: Introduction

H2 {font-size:200%;} H4 {font-weight:bold;} -->Contents Part 1: Introduction <- You are here Part 2: Technology Part 3: Reviews & umpiring Part 4: Proposals & conclusions Aims & origin of the DRS TV replays Before the DRS was introduced we had two umpires on the field with…

Cricket: The Decision Review System in 2013

H2 {font-size:200%;} H4 {font-weight:bold;} -->Much has been said and written about cricket's Decision Review System (DRS) in the last few weeks. About 95.3% of what has been said is total rubbish. But it is time to take stock of what we've learned about the DRS, where's…

My Yahoo account

My Yahoo account dominic_sayers@yahoo.co.uk seems to have sent out some spam emails today and also on 15th March and 7th March. Sorry if you got one. I've never knowingly sent an email from this account, it's purely for Flickr access.…

In which I tell you my password for this website

  I exaggerate. I'm not really going to tell you my password but I am going to tell you roughly how I created it. You may find it useful when thinking about your own passwords. Over the years I got into the habit of using the same weakish password for…

Post-Strauss England

Assuming Andrew Strauss resigns the captaincy after the current Test and chooses not to tour this winter, my team for the first Test in Ahmedabad in November would be as follows: Alastair Cook* Joe Root Jonathan Trott Ian Bell James Taylor Jonny Bairstow Matt Prior† Stuart Broad Graeme Swann James…