Dev vs Dan: Cook’s opening partner

It’s meant to be semi-regular, but instead it’s about as common as Halley’s Comet. It’s supposed to be funny or insightful or something (?), but instead it’s…well it’s just not. It’s Dev vs Dan! This time, our picks for who should pair Alastair Cook; from Nick Compton to Sam Robson to Angus Robson to the … More Dev vs Dan: Cook’s opening partner

The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: The England Years (Part 2)

August 29, 2012 Andrew Strauss sits at home. England have just lost to South Africa, 2-0. Hashim Amla made 311 at The Oval. Kevin Pietersen’s text messages stole all the headlines. And for Strauss, bat in hand, the runs have dried up. 100 Tests, 50 as England captain. 15 years a professional. Over 7000 Test … More The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: The England Years (Part 2)

The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: Becoming an Underdog (Part 1)

November 16, 2012 Nick Compton sits in the English dressing room, deep in the bowels of Sardar Patel Stadium. Strapping on his pads, preparing his gloves. He is about to realise his dream, though undoubtedly it does not quite match up with the way he envisioned it as a child. With Alastair Cook by his … More The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: Becoming an Underdog (Part 1)