There’s a launch do for 28 Days’ Data on Saturday, celebrating the book that has miraculously worked out England’s slight problem with one-day cricket.


Join Peter Miller and Dave Tickner at the Fentiman Arms, 64 Fentiman Road, Oval, London SW8 1LA – Saturday 30th July, 8pm. The co-authors will be chatting, signing, chatting some more and generally celebrating the book’s arrival at the right end of Amazon’s cricket chart.


With interviews from England captains, players and coaches, this is the definitive take on England's failed attempts to be world beaters in the shortest forms of the game – and whether things might finally be about to change.


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from 28 Days’ Data.


Thoroughly researched and laced with humour, 28 Days’ Data analyses England’s one-day cricket since 1992 with unprecedented depth and breadth.

  • How and why England have consistently underperformed at the World Cup, and the mistakes they have repeated for over 20 years;
  • New insights on past World Cup failures from key insiders – captains, coaches and senior players
  • How England gave Twenty20 cricket to the rest of the world and then stood idle as the rest of the world raced past them;
  • Former England captain, now director of cricket, Andrew Strauss offers his vision for a brighter white-ball future;
  • Nasser Hussain offers a frank and forthright assessment of trying to captain England at the 2003 World Cup as a political crisis swirled around him;
  • Michael Atherton and Raymond Illingworth remember England’s rude awakening and outdated approach as Sri Lanka changed the game in 1996;
  • Adam Hollioake and those who played under him reflect on his all-too brief time leading England’s one-day side, and his removal as skipper ahead of a first-round World Cup exit;
  • Graham Gooch on the best one-day side he played in, and the missed opportunity of 1992, when England lost to Pakistan’s ‘Cornered Tigers’ in their third and last World Cup final.


Peter Miller is a freelance cricket writer, blogger and podcaster. He is the co-author of Second XI: Cricket in Its Outposts. He writes on the international and domestic game for ESPNCricinfo, All Out Cricket, The Cricketer and Cricket365. Peter produces and presents the Geek & Friends Cricket podcast. Dave Tickner is a sub-editor, cricket writer and tipster for Sporting Life. He has also written on English cricket and football for Sky Sports, Sky Bet, Football365, Cricket365 and TEAMtalk. He also rants on Geek & Friends whenever Peter will let him.