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Team of the decade – one cap wonder...

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the cricketing decade from a dif...

Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

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

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there. But that wouldn’t be ov... How good is Steve Smith?

Team of the decade – one cap wonders

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the cricketing decade from a different angle. There’s no wrangling over how to include Smith, Williamson, Kolhi and Root in the sam...

How good is Steve Smith?

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there. But that wouldn’t be overly interesting as a blog post. The word ‘great’ gets bandied about with ...

Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English media over the coming days. Sure, his 671 runs in three tests has certainl...

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...