Feature Articles

RSS

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?

IPL 2012 preview and prediction

It’s that time of year again, folks. The fifth edition of cricket’s glitziest tournament gets under way this Wednesday when two time Indian Premier League champions Cheannai Super Kings face the Mumb...

Life as a village cricketer

Are nets worth it? According to some ex pros, no. Sir Ian Botham in particular has been a vehement critic of the net session. It’s time in the middle that counts, you see. But what of us mere mortals...

Are England worthy of top ranking?

“To become the best is hard, to stay there is harder.” These were the words of vice-captain Alistair Cook when promoting England’s recent tour of the United Arab Emirates against a new look Pakistan ...

Life as a village cricketer

This week, as a village cricketer, I went to France. To watch a motorbike race. What’s this got to do with cricket? Absolutely nothing. But that’s the point. In my efforts to surpass my miserable ave...

Pakistan rain on England’s parade, again

Back in 2005 England won the Ashes. It was the first time in ages that England seemed to possess a side that could go on to be a force in world cricket for years to come. They had a very good bowling...

Life as a village cricketer

Whilst England have been doing battle in the Middle East and Australia and India have been facing off Down Under, it has been back down to the nets for many village cricketers ahead of the 2012 seaso...

Michael Clarke’s odd decision

It’s hard to pick fault in a near flawless performance. Australia dominated India pretty much from start to finish, the resulting innings and 68 runs victory was in no way flattering to the hosts. Ye...