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  • Peter Moores makes an impressive return as England Cricket Coach

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by Selby

     

    One-day international, Aberdeen:

    England 167-6 (20 overs) beat Scotland 133-9 (20 overs) by 39 runs (D/L method)
    Match scorecard

    England beat Scotland by 39 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-reduced one-day international to give Peter Moores a winning start in his second spell as head coach.

    After showers delayed the start until 16:00 BST, Ian Bell scored 50 to help England reach 167-6 in 20 overs.

    Michael Leask kept Scotland in contention with 42 off 16 balls.

    But his wicket triggered a collapse as the Scots slumped from 95-4 to 133-9, with James Tredwell taking 4-40.

    The unlikely venue of Mannofield Park in Aberdeen provided the backdrop for the start of a new era in English cricket as they look to recover from a chastening winter in which they were whitewashed in the Ashes and crashed out of the World Twenty20 at the Super 10 stage.

    Cricket memorabilia from England v Scotland First class matches is increasing in popularity and we hope to have signed cricket bats and autographed cricket memorabilia from the match

    Moores, who has replaced Andy Flower to reprise a role he held between 2007 and 2009, handed a debut to Nottinghamshire left-arm seamer Harry Gurney.

    Brilliant Bell

    Ian Bell surpassed Alec Stewart to become England's second-highest one-day run-scorer.

    Paul Collingwood is top of the pile with 5,092 runs, followed by Bell on 4,685, Stewart on 4,677 and Kevin Pietersen on 4,422.

    But for much of the day, it looked unlikely that any match would take place as persistent rain swept across the ground.

    However, 17 minutes before the final cut-off time for a match to start, Alastair Cook and Bell walked out to bat after being put in by Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer.

    The veteran duo quickly settled into a steady groove as they put on 87 for the first wicket.

    Bell was more aggressive, bringing up his fifty off 33 balls only to get be bowled by the following delivery when he missed a paddle sweep at Rob Taylor.

    Further rain resulted in the match being reduced from 23 to 20 overs, but England continued to bat with authority in spite of some outstanding Scottish fielding.

    Cook was brilliantly caught on the boundary by a running Calum MacLeod for 44 and Jos Buttler fell to an even better catch by Rob Taylor, who reached above his head to pluck the ball out of the air.

    Eoin Morgan kept England on course for an imposing total with some clean hitting before he was caught behind slashing at a wide ball from Iain Wardlaw.

    England's summer series

    20 May - 3 June: Twenty20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka

    12 June: First of two Tests against Sri Lanka

    9 July: First of five Tests v India

    27 August: First of five ODIs and one T20 against India

    Josh Davey took two wickets in two balls in the final over but Chris Jordan ensured England ended on a high when he thrashed the last ball of the innings down the ground for six.

    James Anderson denied Scotland a fast start when he bowled both openers inside the first three overs.

    Buttler did his chances of replacing Matt Prior as England's Test wicketkeeper no favours when he dropped a regulation chance to remove Coetzer.

    But Scotland's captain did not go on to make the innings his team required as he was bowled around his legs in Tredwell's first over.

    Leask entertained the crowd and kept the contest alive with three huge sixes off Ravi Bopara and Tredwell.

    But just when Cook was beginning to look concerned, Leask picked out Anderson, who took the catch on the long-on boundary at the second attempt.

    From then on, the Scots imploded with four further wickets falling in the next five overs to guarantee England a morale-boosting victory.

    England will next face Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international on 20 May before five one-day matches and 2 Tests.

    Tony Selby


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  • Australia end the England cricket tour with a 12 match victory at Sydney

    Posted on February 2, 2014 by Selby

    The England tour of Australia ended in another overwhelming defeat as the Hosts finished off the Twenty20 international series in the same way as the recent Test series with an 84 run lead at the Olympic Stadium Sydney in front of a crowd of 47000 - another whitewash 3-0

    Signed Cricket Memorabilia is now available for the tour including good examples autographed cricket bats, tour itineraries, signed press photographs, scorecards and autographs. The signed cricket bats are particularly worthwhile as they are full size not the usual miniature size. Though I have to say myself that this is tour best forgotten!!!

    George Bailey the Aussie Captain, who chose to bat, led the way with 49 runs off 20 deliveries which included 3 6s, Bailey scored 26 runs off Jade Dernbach in the last over, making it look easy, taking Australia to 195/6, he was awarded Player of the match for his performance

    Ben Cutting, in his 3rdT20 knocked the ball all round the ground before being caught and bowled by Joe Root for 29 off 16 balls.

    Stuart Broad led the bowling with 3/30 with the Australians run rate at 9.75 runs per over whilst Joe Root, was notable taking a splendid  diving catch to dismiss Cutting for 29,which was rather cancelled out by Ravi Bopara dropping Wade early in his early innings, he went on to finish the match adding 56 runs.

    Without Michael Lumb the new opening pair Luke Wright and Alex Hales did not impress Wright caught at square leg for 8 runs and Hales caught on the deep offside by Muirhead off Coulter Nile for 6.

    Irishman Eoin Morgan coming in at number 5 with a required 171 runs off 15 overs made his mark with a handy 34 runs off 20 balls including 2 encouraging 6s however the beleaguered tourists survived just 18 overs before they were all out for 111 runs, averaging just 6.75 runs per over

    The final tally for the tour which started last October 31st with a warm up at WACA Perth is 13 matches won 1, lost 12

    Cricket signings will continue over the weekend with the emphasis on Australia memorabilia

    Tony Selby


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  • Australia v England at the Adelaide Oval - how fitting that it actually was "Australia day"

    Posted on January 27, 2014 by Selby


    It was "Australia Day" yesterday,  How fitting and unsurprising that the Aussies celebrated  with a win at the Adelaide Oval

    England chasing a 218 target  fell short of the mark by 5 runs when they were dismissed for 212  with just 2 deliveries remaining - The hosts totally dominated the One Day International series by 4 matches to 1, as they did  during the  Test series which culminated in only the 3rd, 5-0 whitewash in more than 130 years of Ashes Test cricket   (1920-21 and 2006-07)

    Cricket memorabilia is available for the complete ODI and Test series with the emphasis on signed cricket bats, tour paraphenalia , signed scorecards and autographed photographs

    Michael Clarke elected to bat which was probably in retrospect a mistake as most of his low to middle order batsmen made little impression. George Bailey played well with a top score of 56 off 74 balls before being caught by Ben Stokes (3/43) off Stuart Broad (3/31), the two leading bowlers.
    With a target of just 218 runs to make a much needed second consecutive win, England appeared to the favourites but were soon in trouble at 29/2, Joe Root put on 55 with a contribution of 39 from Ireland's Eoin Morgan, however it wasn't to be, the five tailenders went for a combined total of 29 runs

    Clint McKay 3/36 and Nathan  Coulter - Nile 3/34 led the bowling averages leaving the hosts with their 9th International win of the tour. Faulkner was awarded "man of the match"Aaron Finch was nominated "man of the series" having contributed two centuries

    Australia are now Number 1 in the One Day International rankings displacing India

    Cricket memorabilia will be in demand from the forthcoming Twenty20 series staring on the 29/1/14 in Hobart, 2 days later at the MGC Melbourne finishing on Feb 2nd in Sydney, maybe this will give the tourists a chance to show their mettle!!!

    Tony Selby

     


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  • England need to fight back on day 3 at the Adelaide Oval

    Posted on December 6, 2013 by Selby


    The Aussies are back in control at the Oval, which is great news for them as they, have lost the last 3 Ashes series, anyway now they find themselves holding a commanding 535 run lead.

    Cricket memorabilia is as usual highly sought after and none more so on the 2nd day of the series than collectables associated with skipper Michael Clarke, who scored 148 runs caught by Anderson off Stokes and Brad Hadden 118 caught behind off Broad.

    The tourists need to put up a good show on day 3 and make a lot of runs. I think that the first hour will be crucial and essential not to lose any more wickets, if they can get through that unscathed on the predominantly flat wicket they could go for a high score

    It is encouraging to remember Kevin Pietersen batting at no 4 has scored centuries in both his Tests at the Adelaide Oval let's hope he does it again this time

    Of particular interest to collectors during an Ashes series down under is a signed cricket bat, autographed by both teams and management we hope to procure several of these over the series

    Tony Selby

     


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  • Cricket Memorabilia ICC Championship Trophy

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Selby


    The Group A England v Sri Lanka was best forgotten and hopefully England can have more control of the remainder of the series.

    Cricket Memorabilia is now available from the Kennington Oval contest with signed collectables from Joe Root and match winning scorer Sangakkara prevalent, however most fans seemed more interested in the off field activities of David Warner. Amongst interesting items is a signed cricket bat, cricket autographs and signed scorecards.

    Stumper and Man of the match Sangakkara added to his 33 Test and 15 international centuries, with an unbeaten 134 runs not out, which no doubt inspired Sri Lanka to their seven-wicket win.

    Umpire Aleem Dar’ (Pak) decision to change the ball at a time when the hosts were beginning to use some reverse swing in my opinion added to an easy victory for Sri Lanka. Had the ball not been deemed as “out of shape the normal ODI rule of two new balls per innings would have applied.

    The new ODI rules are now in force and I like the introduction of the two new ball ruling, which used alternately give the bowlers 20 overs with the new ball however this is not really helping the spinner’s introduction early in the innings. Field restriction areas during and outside of Powerplay overs seem to be as confusing for the Captain and spectator as ever, to get it wrong within the 30 yard circle can prove costly.

    Let’s hope England are back for form for the 11th match Group A against New Zealand at Cardiff on Sunday another opportunity for some excellent Kiwi Cricket Collectables.

    Tony Selby


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  • England v New Zealand Signed Cricket Bats

    Posted on May 29, 2013 by Selby


    Alastair Cook on scoring his 25th century for England took the long way round to achieve a 247 run victory yesterday at Headingley, I would have preferred him to have pulled out with 340 runs on the score board, not having to worry too much about unsettled weather and the draw, anyway it was good to see England seal the series 2-0 following an excellent 170 run victory at Lords.

    Cricket Memorabilia is available from the series including signed cricket bats, autographs, score cards and signed tour paraphernalia .

    With just six weeks to finalise their line up to play Australia the selectors must be delighted with the return to form of Graeme Swann and Steve Finn however they will be concerned about  opener Nick Compton’s form, Compton has scored only 54 runs in 6 innings he has time to mitigate this when he  plays two important matches, Somerset v Glamorgan on June 2nd in the Yorkshire Bank 40 and Somerset v Australia starting on June 26.

    The first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge begins on 10 July there is sure to be plenty of Cricket memorabilia available from the event, an England win would make 2013 a great year for collectables.

    Tony Selby


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  • Kiwi’s cricket memorabilia begins at Grace rd.

    Posted on May 12, 2013 by Selby


    Joe Root has just been dismissed on the fourth morning at Grace Road, but not before taking his season tally to 646 runs and raising the prospect of an England batsman achieving a 1000 first-class runs before the end of May.

    Cricket memorabilia will be available from the Lions series and the forthcoming Test matches, of particular interest to fans are cricket autographs. Signed cricket bats, tour paraphernalia and signed scorecards.

    The main event England v New Zealand is due to start on Thursday at Lords and Root’s dominance at Leicester is sure to confirm the selectors decision, with a number of other Lions players starting to make their mark.

    New Zealand start as 9/1 outsiders for the first test with the home side 15/8 on if the weather is anything like today at Leicester, I would take the draw at 2/1, check the forecast.

    The reasoning behind what may be generous odds on New Zealand seems to be despite the fact that they started the tour well recording an easy win over Derbyshire, they have not had a win at Lords in the last 14 years and only 4 wins in the last 84 years.

    The England bowling sequence with James Anderson likely to be joined by a fit Stuart Broad and Steven Finn will make for an interesting Test series.

    Over the winter months Nick Compton cricket memorabilia became increasingly popular he has played a total of 7 Test Matches scoring 440 runs in his 13 innings, he seems to have an ever increasing following of fans and is sure to do well this season.

    Tony Selby


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