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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?

Dernbach and Malinga – one and the same?

Now that’s quite a claim, isn’t it? Jade Dernbach, two matches into his international career, being compared to Lasith Malinga, the ultimate limited overs bowler of his era. As far as England are con...

Cheating in cricket

Unfortunately, in all sports and at all levels, cheating is a frequent component. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it comes in many guises. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it c...

WIN! The Following Game by Jonathan Smith

We have teamed up with our friends at publishers Peridot Press to give away three copies of the superb new book by Jonathan Smith, The Following Game. The Following Game is about cricket, family and ...

Scraping the T20 Barrel

The T20 break brings with it the same things every year: an injection of talented overseas players, strike rates of well over a hundred and the criticism of there being too many matches in the compet...

India’s strange stance on technology

Whilst it is fair to say that the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS, or DRS, to you and I) has had its teething problems in international cricket, notably in the hands of such umpiring luminaries a...

Twenty20 for 2020?

There I was reading the paper on the Tube coming back from Lord’s on Tuesday when I turned to an interview with International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. I was expecting to read the us...