Ollie Phillips

A badger for all things sport and authentic cricket tragic. Returning from a year abroad in Italy and Spain, where most of my time was spent baffling European housemates with footage of men and women blocking out good-length deliveries for five days at a time. Accordingly hold Test cricket in the highest regard, but always more than happy to enjoy the other formats. Willingness to accept change and desire for the game to grow being closely scrutinised by the Hundred’s impossible graphics and claims that ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a natural reaction to a good shot. Pity the cricket-loving parents who will one day take their kids to a day at the Test, lambasted by cries of “what is happening?” and “why aren’t they doing the toss under a gazebo in front of a live DJ?”. Still, delighted to see the game in a relevant place, and always happy to write about cricketing issues big and small. Would relate most as a bloke to Steve Smith at the crease – not great to look at, won’t go away.

(Video) RCB claim the win in last-gasp thriller
The Royal Challengers Bangalore won an absolute thriller against the Delhi Capitals in the IPL on Friday, with Srikar Bharat hitting a...
(Video) Glenn Maxwell hauls RCB closer to target
Glenn Maxwell continued his stunning form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL on Friday, dragging them into a good position...
(Photo) Ashes tour given conditional approval by ECB
The men’s Ashes tour has been given conditional approval by the England and Wales Cricket Board, as per their website. The statement...
(Photo) KKR find themselves in the play-offs as Mumbai’s valiant effort falls short
The Kolkata Knight Riders are officially in the IPL play-offs, as the Mumbai Indians saw their unlikely hopes of a 171-run victory...
(Video) Shimron Hetmyer helps Delhi Capitals to competitive total
Shimron Hetmyer’s power-hitting helped the Delhi Capitals towards a defendable total as they took on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL...
(Video) The heartwarming moment Deepak Chahar proposed at the IPL
This was the heartwarming moment that Deepak Chahar proposed to his girlfriend in the stands after an IPL game for the Chennai...

Broadcast Schedule

England v West Indies 2024
ENG v WI 3rd Test, Edgbaston
26th July to 30th July
Start time: 11:00 am BST