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The role of broadcasters in cricket has never been more pivotal. The debate surrounding them and the...

The safety of cricket
Crowds love to see big hitting, but how long before a spectator gets seriously injured by a ball flying into the crowd?

A spate of horrendous injuries suffered on the field of play of late has called into question the adequacy of the safety of c...

Television now sits at the heart of cricket, bringing previously unattainable insight and closeness to the game

Technology, broadcasting and cricket

The role of broadcasters in cricket has never been more pivotal. The debate surrounding them and their product offering has gone beyond audience engagement and now nags at the morality and the spirit...
Crowds love to see big hitting, but how long before a spectator gets seriously injured by a ball flying into the crowd?

The safety of cricket

A spate of horrendous injuries suffered on the field of play of late has called into question the adequacy of the safety of cricket. Philip Hughes’s tragic death, struck on the neck by a bouncer, has...
Eyes on the prize - the IPL trophy

IPL 2015 ones to watch, preview and predicition

From the big hitting of the World Cup, now to the big hitting of the Indian Premier League, which is back in 2015 for its eighth season. Where this once felt like a jumpy upstart of a competition, it...
Cage4All is introducing cricket to new environments

Cage4All – street cricket in the UK

“To be honest, I’m worried about the future of the game,” says Colin Salmon, chairman of Cage4All, a community interest company involved in promoting cricket at a grassroots level. “It’s too long; to...
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Life as a village cricketer

Unfortunately this season did not quite pan out as I had hoped. I have only been able to play in four games since the end of June and, alas, not one of them was a win. I did manage a few ugly runs wi...
Shammi Pithia's album COSMIC went straight to number one in the iTunes World Music Chart

The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t! We do, however, have interests outside of the...
Fans stormed the pitch in Surrey in sheer delight as the Englefield Green 2nd XI sealed a rare win away at Hook & Southborough

Life as a village cricketer

Three games; one defeat, a wash-out and a, yes you guessed it, win – enough to make June a month to live long in the memory! June, however, was not the busy cricketing month it could have been owing ...