Category Archives: Test Cricket

Play Will Resume At 1.40PM…

After an ‘extended tea break’, One Stump Short returns ahead of the new County cricket season, with Essex out to retain their title, Warwickshire and Middlesex looking to bounce back and the standard hand wringing over what to do with the limited overs game in England.

To mark our return to the crease, we’ve worked with cricket’s favourite number to produce a lovely little recap of six of the biggest stories we missed while we were eating Ginster’s pasties and complaining how cold it was:

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Robert Croft: The Unsung Hero of ’98

England’s vicious Test series against South Africa in 1998 has come back in to sharp focus this week, with Rob Smyth’s excellent piece on the decisive Fifth Test at Headingley providing a timely reminder of the pitched battle that the two nations engaged in that summer.

Smyth recounts the increasingly antagonistic nature of the series, as England recovered from a ten wicket defeat at Lords during the Second Test to win the series 2-1.

Michael Atherton’s defiant 98 not out during the second innings of the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge is often considered to be the defining moment of that series, and with good reason, but it would have been for nothing were it not for another man: Robert Croft

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Funny What One Test Can Do…

So in the space of four days Test cricket has been saved, Pakistan have earned the the respect they deserve and the traditional hand ringing over England’s team selection will now continue in earnest.

Not bad for a few days work…

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