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Life as a village cricketer – COVID...

You’ve probably already heard of COVID-19 and felt some of its impact. It has left nothing untouched...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell is a veteran of the English cricket scene, from his 121 Test wickets to his 17 years and counting as part of BBC...

Life as a village cricketer – COVID edition

You’ve probably already heard of COVID-19 and felt some of its impact. It has left nothing untouched, not even the sacrosanct English pursuit of the sound of leather on willow echoing across village ...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell is a veteran of the English cricket scene, from his 121 Test wickets to his 17 years and counting as part of BBC’s Test Match Special roster of commentators. With cricket about to make a...

Is this the most bowler dominated era of cricket?

There is an increasing obsession to convince ourselves that everything we are seeing is the best it has ever been. It is a rampant obsession in almost every modern sport. There is a lot of discussion...

Swinging a cricket ball without saliva

You know the drill: bowler bowls, batsman leaves it, keeper catches it. Keeper instinctively flings ball to first slip, first slip closely inspects it, daubs a generous amount of saliva across the sh...

England’s new look squad poses same old questions

The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a break. It comes at you thick and fast, especially the cricketing calendar, so an opportunity to hit ...

An early look at the 2020 T20 World Cup

The Twenty20 World Cup is the highlight of the international cricket calendar this year. Given how important the tournament is, all the leading nations have scheduled lots of T20 games into their sch...

England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled to find consistency in their opening pair and their top order woes were com...