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2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and rec...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

Alastair Cook: hero and villain

You would struggle to believe it given all the hoopla around Alastair Cook’s recent retirement from international cricket, but he wasn’t a universally popular figure. Of course, he was widely respect...

What is England’s plan for the Test XI?

England have managed to secure another home series win, but is the defeat of India enough to suggest that the future of this side is a bright one? Batting collapses remain a consistent theme and the ...

The changing attitudes towards cricket

The phenomenon of instant gratification is more relevant than ever and this can be seen in the cricket arena with the growing popularity of short format matches such as T20 cricket. Whether or not yo...

England’s Buttler problem

There will always be a clamour for Jos Buttler to be inserted into England’s Test XI. He’s an outrageously talented and expansive batsmen whose exploits in the white ball formats make him irresistibl...

Life as a village cricketer

It’s been a while. A combination of the World Cup, parenting and some commentating stints for Guerilla Cricket have kept me out of my whites. As I last wrote; “Still, there is plenty of time left and...

What if Dale Steyn had remained fit?

This week Dale Steyn will become South Africa’s leading Test match wicket taker when he overhauls Shaun Pollock’s record (with whom he is currently level at the time of writing) of 421 wickets. It is...