England’s Top 5 Boxing Day Test moments

When Christmas is over, what’s left? The long days with nothing happening that seem to have no point, when you’re trying to keep yourself awake after stuffing yourself the previous day. What better way to fill that time than with a test match? The Boxing Day Test match is a tradition

Christmas on the wrong (right) side of the world

Ah Christmas! A time of endless joy. A period of too much food, too much booze and too much time with that uncle who won't stop telling you that 9/11 was an inside job. It truly is a magical time of the year with a cacophony of unique sensory delights; the

These are 2018’s leading six hitters

On the sixth day of Christmas the Sports Gazette gives to you... The cricketers who have hit the most sixes in 2018 from across the cricketing world. Men’s International Test matches — Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies) The 21-year-old Guyanese left-hander has hit seventeen sixes for the West Indies this year from just ten innings in five games. Despite an

Five things we learned from the women’s world T20

The Women's World T20 concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning with Australia winning the title for the fourth time via a comfortable eight wicket win over England in Antigua. After the high of last year's ODI Women's World Cup in England this tournament had a lot to live up

Your Tournament Guide to the ICC Women’s World T20

The ICC Women’s World T20 kicks off this Friday in the West Indies with a unique identity. The standalone nature of the tournament marks the first time the event will run separately to the men’s format, amidst a growing demand and consumption of the women’s game. The final of last year’s

Mike Brearley on the D’Oliveira affair, The 100, Joe Root and the future of Test Cricket

Mike Brearley is cricket's answer to Freud and Aristotle.  Part psychoanalyst, part philosopher, it was said of him by Australian opponent Rodney Hogg that 'he has a degree in people', and his leadership was so invaluable that he played 39 tests as a specialist batsman with an average of just 22.88. At the helm of England between 1977 and 1980 and