Balcony Banter – Musings from the (Lord’s) Pavilion

Clare Cannon, MCC Committee member, was a guest in the Committee Room at Lord’s during the Second Test in mid-August. She wrote about her experience for the MCC blog, Balcony Banter.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Lord’s: Life (and Death)

Jofra Archer’s vicious bouncer that struck Steve Smith has produced a great deal of comment. Bernard Whimpress presents his thoughts about the act that has livened up the Ashes Series.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 5: Momentum yo-yos, youth thrills

Sean Mortell reviews Day 5 of the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s, a game the English nearly pinched from the Aussies.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Days 3 and 4: Rain? Doesn’t matter; this series is as good as it gets

In a prelude to the dramatic final day of the Second Test, Sean Mortell takes stock of a rollicking Day 3 and 4.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test: The Lord’s blog

Australia come to Lord’s full of confidence. England must regroup. What are your thoughts, Almanackers? Have your say on the blog.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 3: SPD Smith transcends to Wonderland

SPD Smith is 13 not out at Lord’s. David Wilson says: “It’s fair to say that SPD Smith now operates beyond the reach of human influence. He bats now in a kind of “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” Double A Side zone.”

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 2: Swings, tension and everything good about test match cricket

As the rain continues to exert a major influence on proceedings at Lords, Sean Mortell recalls the fluctuations of a scheduled Day Two that actually became Day One in playing terms.

The Ashes 2019 – Pick the teams for the Second Test: he’s on a roll!

Our competition to name both teams for the Second Ashes Test attracted a modest but high quality field of punters with the winner correctly naming all 22 players! Where have bragging rights gone this time?

The Ashes 2019 – Pick the teams for the Second Test

Let’s keep Roger Lowrey’s Ashes initiative alive by offering up bragging rights to the person who can come closest to naming the teams that will line up for the Second Test at Lord’s – yes, both teams!

The Ashes 2019: Could Morgan be a Brearley?

Bernard Whimpress predicted this, or at least thought about it. He was reminded of 1989. He has some observations of a fascinating Test and some suggestions for England else they may well be doomed to a 4-0 drubbing.

The Ashes 2019: Call for writers

It all begins tomorrow night. With much uncertainty about both teams, this is a series where anything might happen. We’ll be doing our best to cover the 2019 Ashes, and would love it if you want to contribute.