17 09, 2018

The ECB Don’t Need The Hundred. They Need To Be Bold With The Blast

2018-09-17T17:24:33+00:00 September 17th, 2018|County Cricket, ODIs & T20, Talking Points|26 Comments

Worcestershire triumphed at Edgbaston on Saturday, defeating the mighty Lancashire in the semis and then much fancied Sussex (Jofra Archer and all) in the final. It was a fairytale in many ways because Worcs have never been to finals days before, had the youngstest team in the competition, and were missing their [...]

5 09, 2018

The Spin, Issue 3

2018-09-05T17:04:43+00:00 September 5th, 2018|County Cricket|5 Comments

The first Lancashire fanzine for more than 25 years has proved to be a great success. Last week we published the third and final edition of the season and hope to reach more than 2,000 readers. Sales at Lancashire's crunch game with Worcs at Southport were amazing. It’s been a hard road [...]

7 06, 2018

The White Horse Awakens

2018-06-07T17:33:12+00:00 June 7th, 2018|County Cricket|18 Comments

Today's article comes courtesy of cricket poet Marco Jackson. He's been following Kent over recent weekends and has spotted several signs suggesting something special's brewing down south. Does that pass for an acceptable alliteration, Marco? The following piece comes in two stages: a love letter to Kent in general, and then a [...]

21 05, 2018

The May Marriage

2018-05-21T11:04:45+00:00 May 21st, 2018|County Cricket|17 Comments

Today we have an article from Paul Potter, who is one of our Australian readers. He's been following our recent discussions about the county championship with interest and has a rather interesting take on things. He certainly offers food for thought and, quite frankly, it's good to see that people from other [...]

14 05, 2018

The Monday Muffin

2018-05-14T10:32:08+00:00 May 14th, 2018|County Cricket, Talking Points|25 Comments

Morning all. I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was a bit of a blur really. I made the annual mistake of watching Eurovision, drinking far too much, and then getting angry when our song finished third from bottom. But before I could say "sod the lot of them" I realised [...]

8 05, 2018

Fun In The Sun: Championship Roundup

2018-05-08T12:27:47+00:00 May 8th, 2018|County Cricket|15 Comments

Afternoon all. I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday. There was sun, lots of it, and that meant lots of cricket too. What a nice change from last week’s deluges. The county championship was in full flow, with results aplenty, and lots of eye-catching performances. Indeed, a few England hopefuls really put [...]

1 05, 2018

Wet, Wet, Wet: Championship Roundup

2018-05-01T10:11:15+00:00 May 1st, 2018|County Cricket|25 Comments

The weather over the last few days has been wetter than Marti Pellow's mushiest ballad. There was rain. Lots of it. And unfortunately county cricket and rain are about as compatible as the ECB and common sense. The result was a series of washouts and essentially meaningless individual performances that were never [...]

24 04, 2018

Holy Pope! Championship Roundup

2018-04-24T15:53:34+00:00 April 24th, 2018|County Cricket|17 Comments

Here's your choice. You can either watch Virat Kohli, the Indian messiah, slog a few in the IPL, or get yourself down to The Oval and see a Pope in person. I'm referring, of course, to young Oliver Pope, the saviour of Surrey's batting. Hardly anyone had heard of the lad a [...]

17 04, 2018

Stone Rises But Batting Hopefuls Sink

2018-04-18T13:58:36+00:00 April 17th, 2018|County Cricket|14 Comments

I love the early championship fixtures. Spring has arrived, the sun is creeping out (well, occasionally), the magnolias are in bloom, and young England hopefuls get the chance to impress the selectors. What’s more, there are no domestic white ball distractions. It’s first class cricket all the way – unless you’re glued [...]

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