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Discussing England’s Test tea...

Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England ...

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...

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Cra... Crane can become England’s premier spinner

The Ashes preview and prediction

It’s finally here. 18 months on from England claiming a 3-1 series victory Down Under, Australia return to England to attempt to regain the Ashes and the famous little urn that hasn’t been in Aussie ...

Life as a village cricketer

Only a couple of recent games to report on. We lost our first game of the season to the elements in what was shaping up to be a close encounter and we played a friendly fixture against the clock in w...

A glance ahead to the Ashes

I promised myself I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, but Saturday’s Champions Trophy clash between England and Australia at Edgbaston offered a tantalising glimpse of what lies ahead this summer – ...

WIN! A copy of The Promise of Endless Summer

The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Aurum publishing to offer three lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of Martin Smith’s new book, The Promise of Endless Summer: Cricket Lives from The Daily...

Farewell Ricky Ponting

168 Tests, 108 victories, 13378 runs, 41 centuries and an average of 51.85. Make no mistake, when talking about Ricky Ponting we’re talking about one of cricket’s all time greats. His combative style...

Australia in England 2012 ODI tour preview

So, England and Australia lock horns. Again. As in 2010, this is just an ODI tour. Not the Ashes; although, if you’re desperate for Ashes Tests, you’ll have 10 on the bounce next year. It’s no wonder...