Entries by Patrick Noone

CricViz Analysis: Alzarri Joseph

West Indies completed a series win over England as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead in Antigua. Patrick Noone looks at how Alzarri Joseph played a pivotal role in the home side’s win. Alzarri Joseph cannot have had many more difficult days as a cricketer than today. Before play started this morning, it was announced […]

CricViz Analysis: The Antigua Pitch

It was another excellent day for West Indies as England were bowled out for 187 in Antigua. Patrick Noone looks at how the North Sound pitch contributed to a compelling day of Test cricket. Cricket pitches are something on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost no-one is an expert. No Test match passes […]

CricViz Analysis: Chase leaves England in a spin

Roston Chase picked up 8-60 as England were thrashed by 381 runs. Patrick Noone looks at how West Indies’ off-spinner delivered an historic performance in Bridgetown. The run chase? That was always going to be impossible. Facing Roston Chase? Well, that turned out to be similarly beyond England. In a way, this defeat was inevitable. […]

CricViz Analysis: Roach & Holder blow England away

18 wickets fell on Day 2 in Bridgetown as West Indies took giant strides towards going 1-0 up in the series. Patrick Noone looks at how the bowling of two local talents propelled the hosts into pole position. In 1994 it was Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, in 2009 it was Jerome Taylor and Sulieman […]

CricViz Analysis: Battling Brathwaite lays platform

On a day that saw the initiative swing back and forth between the two sides, Patrick Noone looks at how West Indies’ rock shaped the innings for the hosts on Day 1 in Barbados. Cricket is often guilty of misty-eyed nostalgia, of harking back to bygone eras that may or not have actually existed in […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia’s ODI Decline

As Australia prepare to take on India in the first of three ODIs on Saturday, Patrick Noone looks at how the World Champions have stalled since their 2015 triumph. When Steve Smith worked a ball off a good length from Matt Henry to the square leg boundary, the MCG erupted and Australia were crowned World […]

CricViz Analysis: Optus Stadium

Patrick Noone looks ahead to the 2nd Test in Perth and what conditions India and Australia can expect at the new venue. The 2nd Test will be a trip into the unknown for both Australia and India as the Optus Stadium in Perth hosts its first ever Test match. The new ground has only staged […]