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How good is Steve Smith?

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there...

Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English ...

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for... England – not very good but very exciting

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...