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Life as a village cricketer

It's back for 2014! Your favourite cricket column, direct from the village cricket field.

Only a couple of recent games to report on. We lost our first game of the season to the elements in what was shaping up to be... Life as a village cricketer

James Anderson is a fellow Slazenger V100 user, although he has scored more runs with his and will be hoping to score a few more runs Down Under with the 2014 version, pictured, this winter.

Life as a village cricketer

The village season feels like a distant memory now as the cold, wet and early evenings have well and truly set in. A long hot summer has passed us by and for thousands the land over, the private hell...
I spent a week in the sun recharging my batteries ahead of a gruelling run-in to the village season...

Life as a village cricketer

Only a couple of recent games to report on. We lost our first game of the season to the elements in what was shaping up to be a close encounter and we played a friendly fixture against the clock in w...
That sinking feeling of watching the ball travel right into the hands of a grateful slip fielder...

Life as a village cricketer

The season is now well under way and Englefield Green 2ndXI has played five games. We’ve lost four of those and won one. The biggest surprise, however, has been the weather.  Mercifully, not one fixt...
Everyone has to put the training hours in

Life as a village cricketer

Pre season has finished and it’s time for the proper action to commence. Nets will only take you so far in the white hot competitive environment of the village green… Out there you’re on your o...
You can learn to play like your heros through your phone

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 ...