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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker who notched four centuries... Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

England – not very good but very exciting

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the m...

2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and records

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on. Australia haven’t won in England since 2001, but with England’s batting woes and a world-class bo...

South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat to any Asian side. It was their first home series defeat to anyone who isn...

Discussing England’s Test team

Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England come away with more questions than answers. 2019 was supposed to bring unprecedented success for th...

Long read: is Australian cricket missing the point?

The ball tampering incident last March in South Africa altered the landscape of Australian cricket to such an extent that it may never be the same again. The fallout following the bans received by Ca...

Cricket predictions 2019

Welcome to the cricketing year of 2019! What does it have in store? Well, we’ve reached for our crystal ball to try and find out. There’s plenty to look forward to, with the World Cup, th...