AuthorDavid Windram

The Championship’s Super Weekend

Raw numbers paint the picture. The viewership of Yorkshire’s live stream hovered consistently around 3,500. As the afternoon ticked along, so too did the flow of viewers.  The steady click of electronic turnstiles turned into a stampede, as people raced to view the climax of Northamptonshire’s visit to Headingley. As soon as Northants lost the ninth wicket, attendees arrived en masse.  The numbers whirring upwards like an odometer fraud in reverse. 3,981, 4,121, 4,333, 4,550, 4,670...

Dom Bess: The Next Chapter

A spinner’s very existence is volatile. Unlike the occupation’s primary objective, the career arc is rarely a perfect parabola. Dom Bess’ young career has proved no different. Bess is 23. He has been up, down, up and now down again.  He’s been the speculative young bolter, the forgotten man, the backup option, the front line option, the answer and now the problem. The various routes and potential destination for Bess feel endless. He is in perpetual motion circling a roundabout of...

Dom Sibley: Keeping The Red (And White) Flag Flying

Today new writer Dave Windram pays tribute to Dom Sibley, the man who embodies the hardworking rank and file of the England cricket team more than anyone. Enjoy. It’s 4.01am in the UK and sleepy peepers are being prised open by the sharp glare of flickering images from Chennai. Ishant Sharma is bowling his third delivery of the game. Energised and with vigour. Thoughts of an early breakthrough propelling his legs. Dom Sibley faces up and calmly watches the ball through to the keeper. Strap in...

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