49 questions: Ashes 2015 conclusion

E. regnans asks 49 questions that he believes have arisen out of the recently finished men’s Ashes series.

Crio’s Q? – What to expect from a Captain

A captain’s game. A captain’s knock. Rhetoric or reality? What is it and how does it alter across the sporting landscape?

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test, Day 1: One crowded hour (and a half)

Imagine a conversation by a couple of Australian spectators at Trent Bridge.

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test, Day 1: This is supposed to be a Test Match

Wayne Ball steps up to the keyboard, grafting out a report under the most unfriendly of conditions. A real AR Border, SR Waugh kind of effort…

The Ashes 2015: The Odd Couple’s Big Test

John Butler runs the ruler over the Australian team’s leadership, the Mates Club and the Sheffield Shield, as the Fourth Test looms.

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test, Trent Bridge: Call for writers

England 2 – 1 Australia; two Tests to play. With the Fourth Test starting on Thursday, join in the writing of Almanac Cricket. Nominate a day here.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 3: For Whom the Bell Tolls!

Jill Scanlon here on that rapidly finishing Third Test, with questions of not only the Australian team, but of the future of Test cricket itself.

The Ashes 2015 – Momentum and the Ashes

With the fourth Ashes test getting underway on Thursday evening Andrew Starkie looks at the intriguing shifts in momentum we’ve seen across the series so far. England has it at the moment. Can they hold it?

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 1: Swing, 1997, Mr Anderson; the consolations of Hegel

Heavy skies over Edgbaston. Despite heroic CJL Rogers simplicity, it is Mr Anderson and England who steal this cricketing day. Amid the ruinous sporting landscape, DJ Wilson seeks (and finds) the consolation of philosophy. [Hegel is a handy team member, ER – JTH]

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test Preview: Edgbaston is…(Analysis, Banter, Memoir)

The Ashes returns to Edgbaston, Birmingham, England on Wednesday. What are your associations with Edgbaston?

The Ashes – Second Test wrap: England Cooked: Bell’s Lyth hangs in the Ballance

A considered reflection on the second Ashes Test from ‘Cricket Froth’ – Pat White. While England has some selection issues facing them as the series moves to Edgbaston, rest assured she’ll be a pretty hot third test.

The Ashes 2015 – The Tour Bit: Hey Citrus Bob, who else has become an old mate?

Citrus Bob Utber is on tour and seems to be having a very good time of it.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 3: Marsh makes it Australia’s day

The Australians worked away at the English resistance and Mitch Marsh did exactly what he was picked to do. Citrus Bob Utber reports from Lord’s.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 2: Australians dominate at Lord’s

A great day for the Australians in the end, despite an early English fightback, as Citrus Bob Utber finally meets his nemesis.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test Preview: Dear Prudence

Are we sending echidnas to play in hedgehog conditions? So many questions leading into the Lord’s Test. A Beatles influenced E.regnans offers up some interesting thoughts ahead of the second Ashes Test.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test Preview: There are spies everywhere

Citrus Bob Utber went to the Lord’s pre-Test press conference. Here’s his view of proceedings and of the phenomenon generally. [Nice observations Citrus Bib – Ed]

The Ashes 2015 – Lord’s Test: call for writers (and call to re-visit 1909)

Second Test of the 2015 Ashes series at Lords between England and Australia is set to begin on Thursday and we’d love to publish your thoughts on the Test. Let’s get this game well covered. Like the First Test please nominate a day.

The Ashes 2015 – 10 Things I learned about Cardiff and the First Test

Citrus Bob Utber leaves Cardiff with a somewhat heavy heart after Australia’s loss in the first test. It’s odds-on that while he has great affection for the Welsh, he won’t be missing their ‘cuisine.’

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 3: Watto, Wales and Wasted Opportunities

Luke Reynolds reviews Day 3 of the First Ashes Test in Cardiff. In a day that he describes belonged to England and was a missed opportunity for Shane Watson to put his mark on the game.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 2: Strong starts, weak finishes.

The Poms win the second day and Bob Utber is disappointed with the ill-disciplined Australian batsmen. He also leaves the pasties alone.