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 ...

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...