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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?

Aussies arrive and already have much to say

In a manner unbecoming them, the Australia cricket team slipped quietly into England last week with a minimum of fanfare. They have a Twenty20 World Cup to play before confronting the old enemy but i...

Excitement builds as Australia choose their weapons

The Ashes hoved that bit closer into view today with the announcement of the Australia squad to defend the urn later in the summer. The big talking point was the omission of Andrew Symonds who had be...

Ashes Watch – Hughes ready to seize his moment

Test cricket is an exclusive club and new members introduce themselves in a variety of ways. Some timidly edge their way in, their discomfort and doubt as to whether they belong clear to all; some sl...

Test preview – South Africa v Australia, Durban

So now we know that rumours of the demise of Australian cricket have been grossly exaggerated. This series had been scripted for weeks as the confirmation of South Africa’s elevation to the top...

Australia and South Africa serve up another cracker

Given some of the difficulties cricket has faced on and off the field in recent times, there is reason to wish that South Africa and Australia played each other all the time. They never fail to serve...