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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 season is now well under way and Englefield Green 2ndXI has played five games. We’ve lost four of those and won one. The biggest surprise, however, has been the weather.  Mercifully, not one fixt...

Life as a village cricketer

Pre season has finished and it’s time for the proper action to commence. Nets will only take you so far in the white hot competitive environment of the village green… Out there you’re on your o...

Cricket coaching made easy

Not everyone who plays cricket has had access to any form of coaching. Many of us simply pitch up and enjoy the game, going only on a few words heard on TV or from enthusiastic team mates. Those who ...

Life as a village cricketer

The season has started for many of us with the arrival of the winter net. A chance to blow out the excesses of Christmas, test run the new equipment and set unrealistically high targets ahead of the ...

Life as a village cricketer

A new year, and a new season is almost upon us. It’s a time for optimism and hope, with the memory of last season’s disappointment and despair all but evaporated. I fell some way short of my own meag...