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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...

Modern bowling requires traditional techniques

The constant changing of rules in limited overs cricket has made life for bowlers quite difficult; there is absolutely no margin for error. If a bowler bowls the ball slightly outside leg stump, it w...

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 preview and prediction

The top eight teams in the world are in England and Wales to do battle over a title that has been claimed by Australia in the previous two editions. Two groups, two weeks, 15 games; it’s a nice punch...

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...

Cricket coaching made easy

Not everyone who plays cricket has had access to any form of coaching. Many of us simply pitch up and enjoy the game, going only on a few words heard on TV or from enthusiastic team mates. Those who ...