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Ta-Ra, Kevin


Although it has been on the cards for a while, Kevin Pietersen finally announced his retirement at the weekend. Forgive me for being a bit late to the party on this one. As someone who rarely watches the various T20 leagues around the world these days, I haven’t seen KP play in years; therefore as far as I’m concerned he retired from all meaningful cricket some time ago. Anyway...

Lancashire Supporter Has Lifetime Membership Cancelled


Timothy St. Ather, a leading figure in a fans’ rebellion at Lancashire, has had his lifetime membership of the club cancelled, writes Barry Turner. St. Ather was sent a letter of dismissal along with a cheque for £1045, the amount he paid for lifetime members’ status more than 20 years ago. The move is seen as an attempt to quash the rebels at the Lancashire Action Group which is...

Test Cricket Is Not Dying, But The Way Traditionalists Think About It Should


Today we have a guest article by new writer Mark Cohen. He argues that cricket is certainly changing but denies these changes necessarily threaten Test cricket. It’s an interesting perspective, and one that might mollify the doom and gloom around here. It certainly challenges my own assumptions. Over to you, Mark … For the best part of this millennium, T20 cricket has been played...

See You Jimmy


It’s official. James Whitaker, England’s national selector (or ‘chairman of selectors’ in old money), is leaving his post. Andrew Strauss wants to overhaul the selection structure and our Jimmy, known by many as the man with the mobile, is the first person to get his marching orders / mutually part ways with his esteemed employers. Although Andrew Strauss was keen to thank...

Star India Bags IPL Production Rights


The Star India Pvt. Ltd. bagged the audio-visual production rights for the upcoming 2018-19 season of the Indian Premier League. The deal also extends Star’s production rights over Board of Control for Cricket in India’s domestic circuit as well for the same time period. The company already has the monopoly over the media rights for the IPL. The BCCI had earlier invited RFP (Request for Proposal)...

A Stroll In The Park


Just a few words on today’s deciding ODI. What a great performance! It looks like our bowlers exploited the early movement (and we all know they’re a completely different animal when it moves around a bit), and the batsmen were completely untroubled chasing NZ’s small total. Although I wasn’t able to watch the game today – for once personal circumstances made it...

Injury Problems


Today we have a guest article about the injuries suffered by fast bowlers. Apparently there are 5 main cricket injuries commonly found in modern cricket. Cricket expert and lifelong fan Saad Raja from has put together a short list of these for your information. I thought it would make a nice change from moaning about T20 and the ECB!  There are treatments and indeed...

ICC Hears Test Cricket’s SOS


There was a fantastic ODI in Dunedin overnight. England scored 335 on a small ground (which was slightly better than par imho), and New Zealand chased it down thanks to Ross Taylor’s sublime 181*. He’s not bad that Taylor. However, it would certainly help if England could find a world class bowler or two. Our lack of a real match-winner is the missing ingredient that could cost us the...

What Did Warner Say?


Those Aussies are at it again. Winning that is. But winning with class? Let’s just say they give sportsmanship the arse. And given the ugly scenes of David Warner abusing Quinton de kock as the teams walked up the dressing room stairs at Durban, the arguments surrounding Australia’s uber aggressive brand of cricket will get recycled all over again. Many Australians will scoff at Poms...

Lamentable Lions


Snow. It used to mean carefree days off school and sledging in local parks. These days it means relentless childcare and having snowballs chucked in your face. Sigh. However, at least I’m having a better time than the England Lions. They’ve just been thrashed 0-3 in their ‘test’ series against West Indies A. That’s the West Indies A side of 2018, not 1978, by the way. Many people assumed...

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