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9 06, 2020

Who Would You Choose To Bat For Your Life?

June 9th, 2020|Fun|36 Comments

Picture the scene. You're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a black van with darkened windows screeches to a halt alongside you. A gang of masked gunmen rush out, grab your arms and legs, and bundle you into the back. "You're toast gringo" they growl menacingly into your ear [...]

4 06, 2020

Stay At Home Cricket

June 4th, 2020|Amateur Cricket, Fun|0 Comments

Today guest writer Tom Jones tell us about his lockdown cricket activities. There are some really good ideas here. I loved his drill for practicing against the short ball (see the video below). Moeen Ali please take note!   It's Mid March 2020. The UK Government announces that social gatherings of all kinds [...]

20 05, 2020

Well Left, Mitchell

May 20th, 2020|Fun|11 Comments

Today new writer William Buckingham discusses one of the most extraordinary events to occur on a cricket field in living memory. And we're not talking about Ben Stokes's heroics at Headingley or Kusal Perera's miracle at Durban ... During this period of lockdown I have, inevitably, watched the 2019 Cricket World Cup [...]

6 05, 2020

Left Field Lives After Cricket

May 6th, 2020|Fun|18 Comments

You're a professional cricketer whose playing career has finally come to an end. What do you do? Cricket is probably all that you've known. Your A-levels are a distant memory. And even if you went to university that second class history degree doesn't exactly make you a hot commodity in the jobs [...]

20 03, 2020

The Siblings Ashes

March 20th, 2020|Fun|20 Comments

As someone who doesn't have a brother and has never played international cricket – I only have a sister who has no interest in cricket whatsoever – I thought I’d be uniquely qualified to write an article about cricketing brothers who have represented their country. My concept is a simple one. We [...]

26 12, 2019

Who’s Been Naughty, Who’s Been Nice?

December 26th, 2019|Fun|15 Comments

As cricketers around the world woke up on Christmas Day and inspected their sacks (no euphemism intended), some were delighted whereas others were, well, disappointed to see that their stockings were as empty as the stands at an inaugural Hundred fixture. The problem for cricket's bad boys is that Santa sees all [...]

17 12, 2019

England’s Worst XI Of The Decade

December 17th, 2019|Fun, Nostalgia|37 Comments

A lot of other cricket websites have been picking their teams of the decade in recent days. Therefore, in the spirit of scrooge, I've decided to do the polar opposite. Why go down a well-trodden road that gets a bit samey when we can have have much more fun kicking Keaton Jennings [...]

15 12, 2019

Vote Stokes In The Ballot That Really Matters

December 15th, 2019|Fun|19 Comments

First let me get this off my chest. If you don't vote for Ben Stokes in the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year ballot tonight then you need to take a long hard look in the mirror. Think of all the unfortunate souls like Dave, the downtrodden county cricket fan we spotlighted [...]

12 12, 2019

Vote Alastair Cook

December 12th, 2019|Fun|13 Comments

If, like me, you've watched this general election campaign with growing despair, you'll know there's no outcome on Friday morning which will save the nation's soul. However, there is one option that has been criminally neglected by our celebrity obsessed media. And that's a person with the purest soul in the nation. [...]

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