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Life as a village cricketer

Three games; one defeat, a wash-out and a, yes you guessed it, win – enough to make June a month to ...

England’s future could look rosy with Moores
Peter Moores can lead England into a brave, new era

Since the winter’s Ashes debacle, there has been much discussion and change around the England team. In a surprise move...

Fans stormed the pitch in Surrey in sheer delight as the Englefield Green 2nd XI sealed a rare win away at Hook & Southborough

Life as a village cricketer

Three games; one defeat, a wash-out and a, yes you guessed it, win – enough to make June a month to live long in the memory! June, however, was not the busy cricketing month it could have been owing ...
The 2014 village season is on.

Life as a village cricketer

Two games cancelled, two games played, two games lost and 27 runs. My start to the village season in a nutshell. The pre-season games were, as far as I was concerned, a complete washout. Two aborted ...
Ben Stokes impressed for England in Australia, one of the few Englishmen to emerge with any credit

The Cricket Blog speaks to Ben Stokes

As one of the few players to emerge from England’s darkest winter with any credit, Ben Stokes has a chance to cement his position as England’s all-rounder for years to come. He was England’s only Ash...
Graeme Smith ground out 27 Test centuries during his 116 Tests

Saboteur of style with lasting legacy

It began and ended with three at Newlands. Almost exactly 12 years ago, Graeme Smith made his Test debut in Cape Town against Australia. His nine ball innings, ended by Glenn McGrath on three, offere...