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Does cricket need to be popular? Th...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East a...

Cricket World Cup confirms dominance of the wealthy

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies would expect over the next...

England are rated as the bookmakers’ favourites heading into the 2019 Cricket World Cup, as they aim to win the competition f... England strong favourites for Cricket World Cup on home soil...

Ben Stokes – the rumours and the reality

England’s Ashes preparations remain in limbo, although it is approaching the near certainty of continuing without Ben Stokes, the linchpin of the middle order batting, the vital fourth seam bowling o...

England cricket’s moral quandary

As soon as the news broke on Tuesday about Ben Stokes’s arrest in Bristol on Monday morning, it was clear that the ECB had a difficult decision to make. The Ashes squad was announced on the Wednesday...

Tom Westley is England’s biggest doubt

With the County Championship already decided and the International summer almost behind us, attention seems squarely focused on the upcoming Ashes series in Australia. Of all the permutations and con...

The Ashes 2017/18 England squad

The Ashes is always the most anticipated series in cricket, especially seeing as India and Pakistan don’t face off in the Test arena these days. On Thursday 23 November in Brisbane, the action kicks ...

West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. South Africa were still struggling against an appalling apartheid regime an...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

Ben Stokes the batsman comes of age

Ben Stokes’s promotion to the vice captaincy may have come as a surprise to some, given his sometimes volatile temperament and a competitive streak that often led to confrontation. All part of the ma...