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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?

Two Tests – just what cricket needed?

In almost every report of the recently concluded series between South Africa and Australia it has been lamented that there were only two Test matches. The miniseries between the two cricketing heavyw...

Test cricket is still alive!

Who says that Test cricket is dying? Those who missed the Test series between South Africa and Australia (where were you?) may think otherwise, but those who tuned in will remember it for some time. ...

Australia vs South Africa –Test match classics

Since South Africa’s readmission to international cricket they have featured in some amazing nail biting matches against Australia. Last week’s fixture at Newlands was only the latest in a long line ...

No way back for Pakistan three?

After play finished on the Saturday of the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010, I waited outside the pavilion to see if I could catch sight of the players as they left for the day...

Should there be any sympathy for Amir, Asif & Butt?

As I was looking at the image of Mohammad Asif’s no ball at Lord’s last August, I thought to myself that that one moment, a left foot landing a couple of inches over a painted, white line, will likel...

Addington 1743 punished over Mohammad Amir

A few weeks ago, as you may recall, Mohammad Amir breached his five year ICC ban for spot fixing against England at Lord’s in 2010 by the deliberate bowling of no balls ‘to order’, ...

England; world’s number one in all but ranking

England’s demolition job on India at Lord’s this week has proven one thing: they are the best side in world cricket right now. The official position as world number one still belongs to India courtes...