County Cricket 5

The County Championship Round 1 – 2021

The County Championship is back, but not quite as we know it! Instead of the 18 counties in 2 Divisions we have, 3 groups of 6. Each team will play 10 matches. At the end of that set of games the top 2 from each group will move into Division 1 for the next phase of the competition. The team […]

Interviews 0

Iliess Macani – A London Skolars Man

Having been a Saturday afternoon TV Rugby League fan I experienced my first live game at the Valley in 1996 when London Broncos played St Helens. The match was decided by a controversial try by Apollo Perelini – St Helens won by 4 points with the final score being Broncos 28 St Helens 32. An exciting game, I was hooked! […]

Football Articles 0

Go Again – What’s it all about?

A Twitter connection led me to Bob Broomhead and his Go Again project, it looked like the sort of thing that pressed a lot of buttons for me, we had a good Zoom chat back in February. Having interviewed David Priestley, a Consultant Psychologist, while he was at Saracens a few years ago it was great to see potential mental […]

Cricket 0

PSL6 – Matches 5 – 10 – A Summary

Work meant I missed most of the live action during the week, but here’s a quick summary of what happened in matches 5-10. Match 5 – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultas – Wahab Riaz won the toss for Pehsawar and put Multan in to bat. Peshawar won by 6 wickets Multan Sultans – 193 for 4 – James Vince top […]

Bath Rugby 0

Red Card Shenanigans – The Disciplinary Process

I wrote an article during the enforced break due to Covid about the Disciplinary goings on this year, out of 8 hearings, only 2 of the offences had seen a red card brandished https://debsknigsport.com/2021/01/30/disciplinary-matters-does-sir-need-to-brush-up/ Based on the fact that 5 red cards were shown over the weekend of 19-21st February it suggests a Zoom meeting may well have taken place. […]

Cricket 0

PSL6 – Matches 2-4 – in Summary

A beautiful day in England meant I took myself out for the day rather than watch the cricket on the TV, but in common with PSL5 I aim to write about each game. Match 2 – Islamabad United v Multan Sultans – Shadab won the toss for Islamabad and out Multan in to bat. Islamabad won by 3 wickets Multan […]

Cricket 0

Pakistan Super League 6

PSL6 Starts today in Karachi with the Champions Karachi Kings playing Quetta Gladiators. The Final takes place in Lahore on Mondaty 22nd March. I’d planned to fly out to watch as part of celebrations for my big birthday on March 17th, but as with so many things Covid has put paid to that. This is a 6 team tournament. Here’s […]

Bristol Rugby 0

Disciplinary Matters – Does Sir need to brush up?

The Premiership Clubs have just had a 2 week break from playing; which means the officials have had the same time to have a bit of chat and a brush up of the laws and their interpretation. Since the Barbarians debacle, involving 13 players, there have been 6 appearances before the Disciplinary Committee for those playing the mens’ game, 2 […]

Championship Rugby 0

Ealing Trailfinders v Saracens – The Trailfinders Challenge Cup

Sunday 4th October was the last time Saracens Men played a meaningful game of rugby, that being a 17 all draw against Bath rugby, they’ve had one warm up match against a Leicester Tigers XV but the club and its fans have been without rugby for nearly 4 months. We have to go back to Friday 28th February for Ealing’s last Championship game, a 8 – 17 win at Coventry. They played 2 games against both Newcastle and Bristol in November and December preparation for the new Championship season. This cup is a warm up competition with the hope that the Championship, now split into 2 leagues can start on March 16th; both teams featuring at Vallis Way have ambitions […]

Championship Rugby 6

Saracens – A new era!

Most Saracens fans will have been happy to put 2020 behind them for rugby reasons as well as all those everyone else faced. It was truly an Annus horribilis. Once the news of the club breaching the salary cap things went from bad to worse, as a £5.4m fine and a 35 point deduction was turned into a 105 point […]

England Rugby 0

Project Players and International Rugby 2020

A comment by a young rugby writer about Italy and project players got me thinking and on the back of that I wrote an article on Italy and where they are in 2020. https://debsknigsport.com/2020/10/25/the-6-nations-italy-when-is-enough-long-enough/ In their Autumn Nations Cup match against Scotland on the first weekend of the tournament they had just one ‘project player’ in their starting 15, being […]