‘Googly’ of The Daily Express

Martin Chandler | 7:42am BST 05 April 2020 The name Pollock is a famous one in cricket, courtesy primarily of three members of a well known South African family. But there is also an English Pollock who has contributed to the folklore of the game, albeit not a player but a writer, William Pollock. There are […]

Vintcent Van Der Bijl

Martin Chandler | 7:42am BST 05 April 2020 Voltelin Van der Bijl played for Western Province in their second ever First Class match, in December of 1890, and in total played in seven First Class matches over 14 years. His brother Vintcent, a year younger, played with him twice. It is difficult at this distance […]

Betway’s Betting Partner Deal with West Indies Cricket

Cricket Web Team | 12:01am BST 29 March 2020 Betway is no stranger when it comes to sponsorship deals with prestigious sports teams and events. In 2014, the betting giant landed a two and a half-year deal to serve as a sponsor of the West Ham United Football Club. Two years ago, the company also […]

Percy Cross Standing

Martin Chandler | 2:57am BST 29 March 2020 It was back in the late 1980s that I bought my first vintage cricket book. I saw it, or more accurately them, in a shop in Preston. The two volumes of Cricket of To-day were in wonderful condition and, mesmerised by the contents, I felt I had […]

Why is Jacques Kallis not considered the greatest to have ever played the game?

Cricket Web Team | 12:02am GMT 22 March 2020 During the build-up to the 2019 World Cup, the BBC carried out a poll in which they asked their readers to vote for the greatest cricketer to have ever played the game. Now, you’re never going to have a complete consensus when these types of sporting […]

Cardus at Shrewsbury

Christopher O’Brien | 12:25am GMT 22 March 2020 One of the several odd incidents in the life of Neville Cardus was his spell as assistant cricket coach at Shrewsbury School (1912-16). He wrote that he was recruited on the basis of good bowling averages in club cricket in Manchester. Needless to say, no such averages […]

“The Complete Cricketer”

Martin Chandler | 12:26am GMT 22 March 2020 Employment as a coach once his playing days are over has always been the likely destiny of a professional cricketer. One such was Albert Knight of Leicestershire. Knight joined the playing staff of the county of his birth in 1895, by which time he was 22. He […]

Best Cricket Captains in History

Cricket Web Team | 12:01am GMT 15 March 2020 With a thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League just around the corner, we’ve decided to take a close look at the best captains this sport has seen. Since there’s no denying that the IPL is the best T20 league, we can easily consider these players […]

Whitington and Miller, or Miller and Whitington?

Martin Chandler | 1:27am GMT 15 March 2020 Richard (‘Dick’) Whitington was a useful batsman who played First Class cricket between 1932 and 1946, most notably opening the batting for Australia in each of the five ‘Victory’ Tests in 1945. Overall his record is a modest one, but a career average of more than 32 […]

An Indian Cricket Quarterly

Martin Chandler | 1:32am GMT 08 March 2020 Ever since I first saw a copy of Rowland Bowen’s The Cricket Quarterly I have been an admirer of his work. The title Bowen chose was not the most imaginative, but that matters not. With cricket magazines it was and is what is between the covers that is […]