Author Archive for Simon Burnton at Edgbaston


England on brink of defeat as Neil Wagner turns the screw for New Zealand

Second Test day three: England 303 & 122-9; New Zealand 388Mark Wood top-scores with 29 as England’s batsmen fall shortBataclysm. Batastrophe. There is simply not a hole this England lineup cannot bat itself into. If nothing else, they are experts …


England rue drops and decisions as New Zealand take upper hand in second Test

Second Test, day two: England 303: New Zealand 229-3Broad furious over Conway ‘catch’ as opener goes on to make 80At Lord’s last week Devon Conway brought up his century with an ostentatious lofted flick off his ankles and over square leg for four. At …


Dan Lawrence helps England rally against New Zealand in second Test

Second Test, day one: England 258-7 v New ZealandBurns 81, Lawrence 67*, but Crawley, Root and Bracey failOn a day when England’s failings were often familiar and New Zealand’s strengths likewise, perhaps most important of all was the soundtrack of glo…