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Maxine Blythin and the curious case...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker w...

The Hundred – where are the positives?

Love it or loathe it – and the majority appear to be in the latter camp right now – The Hundred is coming and it’s all starti...

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there. But that wouldn’t be ov... How good is Steve Smith?

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 ...

Life as a village cricketer

The season has started for many of us with the arrival of the winter net. A chance to blow out the excesses of Christmas, test run the new equipment and set unrealistically high targets ahead of the ...

Life as a village cricketer

A new year, and a new season is almost upon us. It’s a time for optimism and hope, with the memory of last season’s disappointment and despair all but evaporated. I fell some way short of my own meag...

Life as a village cricketer

I’m slowly starting to move away from the doom and gloom of the early, middle and late parts of the 2012 cricket season. They yielded very few runs. The arse-end of the season, though, and the runs a...

Life as a village cricketer

I haven’t been too focussed on my own cricket of late. Two weeks in Sri Lanka, general laziness/late nights, Test matches on TV, IPL and Formula 1 have kept me away from the nets since February. I re...