1. More To Come Or Job Done?

    As the final ball of the third test flew harmlessly wide of Graham Onions’ off stump, the smiles that broke across English faces were for a job just done...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about over 4 years ago 48 reads 0 comments

  2. Sri Lanka: Small Nation, Big Team

    The dust has settled from the Champion's Trophy, and all in all, not much has changed. We were reminded that 50 over cricket still has life left in it, and that a short tournament ...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about almost 5 years ago 733 reads 6 comments

  3. England's Only Fear Is Their Own

    Having been together for the seven match Ashes afterthought, the squad of English cricketers that have descended on South Africa will be well used to each other, and if questioned would give the same answer for their 6-1 recent series embarrassment...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about almost 5 years ago 42 reads 2 comments

  4. Winds in the North East Could Wreak Havoc in Wales

    Hurricane Harmison capable of opening old wounds. The Ashes are coming, and we are now, England hierarchy approved, allowed to talk about it...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about 5 years ago 52 reads 3 comments

  5. The Other Messiah

    Newcastle fans have spent years, unsuccessfully, trying to convince the rest of the footballing nation that their expectations aren't unrealistic, their demands aren't astronomical, and their grasp on reality is firmly intact...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about over 5 years ago 47 reads 1 comments

  6. Why Kevin Pietersen Is Easy to Understand

    Kevin Pietersen is talented, he's vibrant, he's outspoken, and he's honest. But when reduced to the most basic level, he's made up of only two things—pride and emotion. His latest comments and general demeanour stem from both...

    Sam Hampson Written by Sam Hampson about over 5 years ago 37 reads 2 comments