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7 Reasons The Brylcreem Batting Challenge Is Flawed

7 Reasons The Brylcreem Batting Challenge Is Flawed

The Brylcreem Batting Challenge puts you in the shoes of Kevin Pietersen and tells you to smack the ball as far as you can. It sounds like fun. And it was. Until I started getting bored and noticed how much better it could be. 1.  The Ball. It’s bloody huge. It should break KP’s bat. Does it? Of course not. In fact it can be hit as far as a giant India-based jelly. As we shall see in a minute. 2.  KP’s Neck. He hasn’t...

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7 Reasons Andrew Strauss Should Win Sports Personality of the Year

7 Reasons Andrew Strauss Should Win Sports Personality of the Year

  1.  Mess.  At the start of the summer the England cricket team was in a mess. They were a team still reeling on the back of coach-captain issues and defeat to the West Indies. Not a productive environment to be in. But somehow Strauss led them out of the darkness and into the light. From zeros to heroes. From ashes to, erm, Ashes. 2.  Form.  The general rule with captains, and certainly English captains, is that when you take over,...

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