Articles by Charles Reynolds
Sep 16, 2019
Ashes 2019: Cricket's oldest rivalry gave sport the perfect, yet imperfect, end that England's summer deservedAustralia returns home with the urn, a draw was all they needed to retain the Ashes, and yet they must also pack an overwhelming sense of regret with them as well, the chance to win a first Ashes series in England since 2001 spurned at the last hurdle
Sep 09, 2019
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith's English summer notwithstanding, hosts' lack of batting plans ensures Australia retain UrnAfter the disappointment of Old Trafford, England now must look to The Oval for retribution. The Ashes may be gone but the chance to level the series is not, the areas they must improve are fairly clear for all to see, whether they are able to do so remains another matter entirely.
Aug 26, 2019
Ashes 2019: Audacious Ben Stokes produces historic innings at Headingley to reassert his boundless capabilitiesBen Stokes finish unbeaten on 135 — England's record fourth innings chase brought home on his back — thanks to him the series still alive and the world no closer to knowing just exactly what it is that Stokes can't do.
Aug 24, 2019
Ashes 2019: England's hope of reclaiming the Urn all but gone after monumental batting collapse on Day 2 at HeadingleyThis is an England side riddled with an aversion to cautious play, a team that this year loses a wicket every 37.70 defensive shots played – the worst record of any in world cricket – and once again they have paid the highest price, effectively ruling themselves out of an Ashes series that was threatening to bubble over into a serious contest.
Aug 19, 2019
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer leaves Lord's with fate of series in his hands after terrorising Australian batsmen with his raw paceJofra Archer leaves Lord's not just with his first five Test wickets, but with the fate of an Ashes series seemingly in the palm of his hand.
Aug 18, 2019
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer's thrilling battle with Steve Smith destined to live in annals of histroy as one of greatest duels in Test cricketJofra Archer vs Steve Smith was one of cricket's great duels ever, its memory destined to forever live on for all those lucky enough to see it.
Aug 06, 2019
Ashes 2019: 20 reviews, 10 overturned, Edgbaston errors highlight cricket’s umpiring problemIt would have taken something pretty special to steal the limelight from Steve Smith’s comeback twin hundreds, but that doesn't mean the umpires didn't still make a pretty good go at it in the first Ashes Test.
Aug 03, 2019
Ashes 2019: Determined ton from Rory Burns a reason for cautious optimism for England's opener slotAfter a horror show against Ireland last week, there were cries in some quarters for Rory Burns to be the latest man thrown on the pyre of discarded openers, fortunately for England the selectors held their nerve.
Jul 31, 2019
Ashes 2019: Batsmen up against mounting challenges of testing conditions, fearsome bowling as England and Australia renew rivalryCrumbly batting lineups look set to be theme of Ashes 2019 because Australia's well-documented travails against moving ball combined with deployment of last year's bowler-friendly batch of Dukes' balls might have England's seamers licking their lips, their own batsmen might not be relishing the contest quite so much.
Jul 27, 2019
England vs Ireland: Joe Root and Co head into Ashes with more questions than answers despite 143-run win in one-off TestEngland go into next week’s Edgbaston Ashes Test with as many if not more question marks about the makeup of their side. The top three remains England’s greatest area of concern