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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

Technology, broadcasting and cricket

The role of broadcasters in cricket has never been more pivotal. The debate surrounding them and their product offering has gone beyond audience engagement and now nags at the morality and the spirit...

The safety of cricket

A spate of horrendous injuries suffered on the field of play of late has called into question the adequacy of the safety of cricket. Philip Hughes’s tragic death, struck on the neck by a bouncer, has...

IPL 2015 ones to watch, preview and predicition

From the big hitting of the World Cup, now to the big hitting of the Indian Premier League, which is back in 2015 for its eighth season. Where this once felt like a jumpy upstart of a competition, it...

Cage4All – street cricket in the UK

“To be honest, I’m worried about the future of the game,” says Colin Salmon, chairman of Cage4All, a community interest company involved in promoting cricket at a grassroots level. “It’s too long; to...

Life as a village cricketer

Unfortunately this season did not quite pan out as I had hoped. I have only been able to play in four games since the end of June and, alas, not one of them was a win. I did manage a few ugly runs wi...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t! We do, however, have interests outside of the...

Life as a village cricketer

Three games; one defeat, a wash-out and a, yes you guessed it, win – enough to make June a month to live long in the memory! June, however, was not the busy cricketing month it could have been owing ...