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15 02, 2018

Grounds For Complaint?

2018-02-15T12:23:14+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Talking Points|13 Comments

Yesterday the ECB announced which venues would host Ashes tests in 2023. They also announced which grounds would stage games in the dreaded City T20 competition. It surprised absolutely nobody that the traditional big venues (plus Cardiff) monopolised the biggest fixtures. Sigh. However, the decision not to award the Ageas Bowl an Ashes [...]

23 10, 2017

L’Etranger

2017-10-23T16:23:48+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Talking Points|7 Comments

Eleven positions make up the standard cricket team. Each possesses its own unique aspects, be they geographical, technical or skill related. Each possesses certain nuances which the incumbent must be cognisant of in order to perform proficiently. Each will require a modicum of adaptability and metamorphosis, changing roles depending on the ebb [...]

28 06, 2017

A Load Of Pink Balls? Day-Night Championship Cricket

2017-06-28T15:42:04+00:00 June 28th, 2017|County Cricket|12 Comments

Hector has been to the Rose Bowl to watch some day-night first class cricket. Here are his observations ... I’ll admit I was intrigued upon first hearing about the concept. Cricket under lights is hardly a new idea but the county championship under lights stoked an inner sense of curiosity. Admittedly, floodlit county [...]

24 02, 2017

Nostalgia Corner: The 1992 World Cup

2017-02-24T13:17:19+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Nostalgia|4 Comments

Can it really be a quarter of a century since the late Martin Crowe opened the 1992 Cricket World Cup with a stunning century at Eden Park to dramatically bloody the nose of the defending champions on the opening day of the tournament? This piece by Hector was originally written in preparation [...]

30 01, 2017

Vicious Green Circle

2017-01-30T12:28:02+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Talking Points|5 Comments

Thoughts and observations of a Hibernophile regarding Irish cricket’s immediate future. This article saw its genesis from a litany of much cherished trips across to Ireland and a love of cricket. Whether the two naturally segue together may be up for debate! Some observations maybe accurate, some maybe wide of the mark. [...]

13 12, 2016

All Wickets Are Equal But Some Are More Equal Than Others

2016-12-13T17:28:36+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Talking Points|14 Comments

Virat Kohli’s latest master class against England during the fourth test prompted some mental perambulations. The Indian captain arrived at the crease with his team in excess of two hundred and fifty runs adrift of their guests. Another quick wicket and England would have sensed the opportunity for a sizeable first innings [...]

24 11, 2016

The County Championship: An Old Friend

2016-11-24T13:49:25+00:00 November 24th, 2016|County Cricket, News|36 Comments

Sometimes the county championship seems so maligned that even the ECB has lost faith in it. Despite its thrilling finale back in September, many see the competition as an anachronism with no future. However, guest writer Hector Cappelletti begs to differ. He believes the championship has not only been pivotal in England's recent successes, but [...]