Category Archives: Cricket

The Literature of the County Game

Martin Chandler | 6:57am BST 18 April 2021 County Cricket Matters is the English game’s mantra of the third decade of the twenty first century so, having run out of inspiration for anything else, the blog can certainly take 18 posts on the subject of the literature generated by each of the First Class counties. […]

An Early Look Into the 2021 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup

Hillary Ludwick | 12:01am BST 11 April 2021 It’s surprising the shock and awe of people in general when they learn about the popularity that cricket has around the world. While for many sporting fans their taste in events usually travel towards soccer, football or basketball, cricket could easily give all of these other sports […]

The First Tied Test (Almost)

Martin Chandler | 7:21am BST 11 April 2021 It was not until the 498th Test match, in early December 1960 at the ‘Gabba in Brisbane, that international cricket saw its first tie. The penultimate delivery of the match brought a wonderful throw from Joe Solomon to run out Ian Meckiff and bring to an end […]

What Makes Cricket So Special?

Hillary Walker | 12:01am BST 28 March 2021 Cricket is one of the oldest sports dating back to the 13th century. There are now over a billion fans of cricket in the world. These are residents of Australia, England, India, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Thanks to such a strong community and a huge number of […]

New Zealand’s finest hour in ICC tournaments

Divy Tripathi | 7:50am GMT 21 March 2021 India and New Zealand will face off in the finals of the World Test Championship at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 18th June, 2021. New Zealand have the added advantage of playing a two-Test series against England prior to the final. They would also feel that their […]

Why all is not lost for England Test match cricket

Erik Schmidt | 12:01am GMT 07 March 2021 England recent disappointments in India will take some time to overcome, but there’s real hope that the team will be able to shake off the losing results to face a full summer of great cricket. Much of the disappointment was levelled at some truly shocking batting performances. […]

Remembering Mike Gatting

Martin Chandler | 7:37am GMT 07 March 2021 Mike Gatting was 18 when he made his First Class debut for Middlesex. He was always going to be a professional sportsman and, once it became clear he wasn’t going to be quite good enough to make a career as a goalkeeper it was time to concentrate […]

Best Cricket Betting Options

Liam Williams | 12:00am GMT 27 February 2021 Cricket isn’t just the best game to come out of 16th century England, but it’s also one of the best sports to bet on – whether it’s Twenty20, the Ashes, day cricket, or a 5-day test match. True fans know that the 22-yard bat and ball wonder-game […]


PKT4618-342420MIKE GATTING 1987 Cricketer Mike Gatting was accused of using ‘foul and abusive language’ to umpire Shakoor Rana in England’s tour of Pakistan.Rana accused Gatting of cheating, and threatened not to stand today unless he receives an apology. The trouble had exploded in the last over, with two balls remaining before the end of the […]

IPL Auction 2021 – CW Analysis

Keerthivarman Sundararajan | 11:53pm GMT 27 February 2021 Keerthivarman reviews the results of the IPL Auction that was held in Chennai on 18th Feb for the 2021 edition and gives his analysis of how every team went. The IPL is scheduled to be played across April and May with this year’s edition to be played […]