A fearsome spell of fast bowling represents one of the most
electric passages of play on a cricket field.
A side’s necessity for out and out pace bowlers is arguably
at its most potent in the era of one-day batting dominance.
With the Cricket World Cup underway, England’s Jofra Archer
has grabbed headlines for
James Vince has thrown his hat into the ring as England’s test side continue their seemingly endless search for a reliable opening pair. With England’s numbers four to seven of Root, Buttler, Stokes and Bairstow all certain to be picked, barring injury, Vince has discussed with Joe Root and national
Ireland may have missed out on qualifying for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, but 2019 is still shaping up to be a hugely significant year for Irish cricket.
The venues have been finalised this week for a tri series in Dublin in May, featuring Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies. While the
This Saturday, the noise and the drama of the IPL gets underway when the Chennai Super Kings take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. England have finally begun to take the tournament seriously and have nine participants this year but how much have they truly added to their franchises?
The IPL is
Darren Cooke is used to spending 85 hours a week in his workshop deep in the Herefordshire countryside, with just his radio and a woodburner for company.
He once worked 35 days in a row without a day off, and has toiled arduously for 25 years.
So why does this larger than
It is now over a month since England suffered a heavy, eight-wicket defeat to Australia in the Women’s World T20 final.
Despite ultimate disappointment that the side couldn’t add the Twenty20 title to their World Cup win in the 50-over format a year earlier, it was generally felt that Heather Knight’s
Sydney Cricket Ground. 1999. Over 40,000 Sydney-siders are cheering on Stuart MacGill as he takes seven wickets to seal another famous Ashes series victory for the Australians. Tens of thousands in the stadium are following every ball intently on their handheld radios.
Fast forward two decades and one of those spectators,
‘Sandpaper Gate’ was undoubtedly the biggest story in world cricket in 2018.
With a fractious test series in South Africa tied at 1-1, Australian captain Steve Smith resorted to desperate measures by hatching a plan to tamper with the ball in an attempt to quickly gain reverse swing for his quick
As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite
Mike Brearley has had a remarkable life in and out of cricket, coming into close contact with people from many varied backgrounds and all parts of the globe.
His career path from academia to county cricket to England captaincy — and then onto work as a psychoanalyst — is one that is