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Now Australia look like the team in crisis, not England

Posted on | July 16, 2015 | 28 Comments

Nobody saw this coming. That includes the players, loyal supporters, bookmakers, or us ex-players. We all hoped for an England victory, but realistically would have settled for a good draw to go some way to erasing the embarrassing way we lost 5-0 in the last Ashes. But England have out-batted, out-bowled and out-captained Australia.

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Alastair Cook needs to take more risks

Posted on | July 8, 2015 | 29 Comments

Trevor Bayliss has the right idea in saying players need to be ‘self-reliant’, but Cook needs to be less cautious in his captaincy

After the exciting, entertaining cricket England played in the one-day international series, there is a feel‑good factor, and many people think we have a chance to win the Ashes. Trevor Bayliss, the new coach, is talking about playing “a bright, attacking style of cricket”, and in a two-horse race anything can happen. England played without fear and won an ODI series, but Test cricket is not the same as one-dayers.

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Geoff answers Twitter questions on Ashes selection dilemmas, batting with WG Grace – and will man walk on Mars?

Posted on | June 24, 2015 | 5 Comments

Geoffrey Boycott has called for England to consider dropping Ian Bell for Kevin Pietersen for this summer’s Ashes series.

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Senior players are letting the side down

Posted on | June 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

We are on a real roller-coaster ride with this England team. They raised our hopes at Lord’s but let us down at Headingley. With some young, fairly inexperienced players in the team performances will vary but England are being let down by some experienced guys with bat and ball.

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    Geoffrey Boycott was a leading light in English cricket for a quarter of a century making over 48,000 runs and scoring 151 hundreds in an often controversial career with Yorkshire and England. After his distinguished peformances on the field he faced the biggest battle of his life – against cancer. He recovered to become an outspoken commentator on the game, his trenchant views on all aspects of cricket at home and abroad highly respected.