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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

The Cricket Blog speaks to Charlotte Edwards

Women’s cricket is experiencing a rapid growth at the moment. The game is growing in popularity and has introduced innovative new methods to the wider game as it is being, increasingly, picked up by ...

Life as a village cricketer

Two games cancelled, two games played, two games lost and 27 runs. My start to the village season in a nutshell. The pre-season games were, as far as I was concerned, a complete washout. Two aborted ...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Ben Stokes

As one of the few players to emerge from England’s darkest winter with any credit, Ben Stokes has a chance to cement his position as England’s all-rounder for years to come. He was England’s only Ash...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Stuart Broad

Ahead of the start of the English international summer, The Cricket Blog caught up with Stuart Broad. On the agenda was very much the theme of a fresh start. After a disastrous winter in Australia an...

Life as a village cricketer

The village season feels like a distant memory now as the cold, wet and early evenings have well and truly set in. A long hot summer has passed us by and for thousands the land over, the private hell...

Life as a village cricketer

Only a couple of recent games to report on. We lost our first game of the season to the elements in what was shaping up to be a close encounter and we played a friendly fixture against the clock in w...