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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker who notched four centuries... Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

Life as a village cricketer

The stinging palms, the ‘it can’t be broken’ finger, the furtive glance at the weather, the ‘it’s probably going to rain tomorrow, you might as well have another pint’, the ‘how long does this bloody...

Haseeb Hameed’s struggles continue

It was impossible not to be impressed by Haseeb Hameed in India in 2016/17. The diminutive Lancashire opener was just another cricketer on the merry-go-round that is Alastair Cook’s opening partners,...

Should we feel sorry for Steve Smith?

It was impossible not to feel at least a pang of sympathy for Steve Smith as he broke down in front of the world during his press conference. He is clearly distraught, sorry and regretful over what h...

Lehmann knew nothing? What a shambles!

Cricket Australia think they have acted strongly and probably believe that they have contained the ball tampering and behavioural crisis that has engulfed Australian cricket. James Sutherland, the CE...

What now for Smith, Warner and Australia?

This Australian side has reached the end of its wretched line, but there still needs to be some perspective around the punishments and moral indignation that is being bandied about. Make no mistake, ...

How can England repair the damage?

Following a disastrous opening day of England’s two test series with New Zealand which saw the tourists dismissed for 58 in a little over 20 overs, The Cricket Blog’s Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter l...

AB de Villiers shows a touch of genius

The rights or wrongs surrounding AB de Villiers’ reappearance for South Africa in Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical have been all but been forgotten following his magnificent 126* at Port Eli...