FIFA 20: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Having been appointed as Manager of San Jose Earthquakes, I quickly delved into the transfer market. Three players (Bulgarian winger Todor Nedelev, South African defensive midfielder Thato Mokeke and further midfield steel in New Zealander Matthew Ridenton) were snapped up on free transfers. They’d compliment a youthful squad. A couple of players were allowed toContinue reading “FIFA 20: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”

Cricket Captain 2021: Ups and Downs!

Following the drawn Ashes in Australia, we headed to the Caribbean for our first T20s since World Cup semi-final heartbreak. Despite Ed Pollock (75 off 51) announcing his arrival in an opening stand of 127 with Jason Roy (55), we lost by the opener by five wickets. Mark Wood claimed 2-… 65! In the secondContinue reading “Cricket Captain 2021: Ups and Downs!”

Cricket Captain 2021: England’s New Era

My tenure in charge of the England team began with a ruthless 2-0 Test series victory at home to New Zealand. In the first Test, captain Joe Root led the way from the off with a majestic innings of 184. We opted not to enforce the follow-on but ran out winners by a whopping 291Continue reading “Cricket Captain 2021: England’s New Era”

Cricket 19: Global T10

It was an absolute honour to be named Team Manager (Coach and Selector) of the Switzerland men’s national cricket team and to lead the side in the inaugural Global T10 Championship! A diverse seventeen-man squad packed their bags whist the builders got to work on our new national stadium. In our first match against Bangladesh,Continue reading “Cricket 19: Global T10”

Cricket 19: 2nd Test – England vs. Zimbabwe at Headingley

Following a 32-run defeat at Lords in the first Test, we headed north to Leeds in search of redemption. On a much more batting friendly track, we lost the toss and to the surprise of nobody… were invited to field first! Opening batsmen Huxley Modiba, dismissed in the forties in both innings at Lords, passedContinue reading “Cricket 19: 2nd Test – England vs. Zimbabwe at Headingley”

Cricket 19: 1st Test – England v Zimbabwe at Lord’s

Captain Joe Root won the toss and inserted Zimbabwe to bat on a lush looking Lord’s green deck. Assuming the mantle from James Anderson and Stuart Broad, opening bowlers Sam Curran and Chris Woakes (2-58) both struck in their opening spell but confident opening batsman Huxley Modiba breezed a brisk 45. We struck twice almostContinue reading “Cricket 19: 1st Test – England v Zimbabwe at Lord’s”