Category: Cricket

Cricket’s female commentators shining bright despite gloomy start to British summer

The return of Test match cricket last week brought back a sense of familiarity long sought by so many. Rain delays, English batting collapses and the result going down to the wire – it was as though nothing had changed, despite the lack of… Continue Reading “Cricket’s female commentators shining bright despite gloomy start to British summer”

No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown

There hasn’t been much to smile about over the last few months. A deadly virus sweeping across the world, quarantines and lockdowns forcing us to stay at home, the lives and livelihoods of many under severe threat. It’s been a rough ride. Finding something… Continue Reading “No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown”

Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times

Coronavirus has altered our lives beyond recognition. Almost overnight we changed from being a socially mobile nation, one where millions of people travelled many miles and saw multitudes of people over the course of a single day, to one confined to our homes. For… Continue Reading “Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times”

Former England international MacLeod hoping to inspire new generation

Ollie Godden spoke to former England cricketer Laura MacLeod about her new role as Director of West Midlands Cricket Limited & how she hopes to inspire more girls and women than ever before to pick up a bat or a ball. Stories of early… Continue Reading “Former England international MacLeod hoping to inspire new generation”

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she… Continue Reading “Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board”

Keightley the key to unlock England’s talent & catch up with Australia

Following her appointment in October, Ollie Godden looks at the reasons why Lisa Keightley could help England’s female cricketers catch up with Australia. If you can’t beat them, hire them. It’s becoming something of a trend for English teams to employ Australian coaches in… Continue Reading “Keightley the key to unlock England’s talent & catch up with Australia”

Why The Hundred should be a force for good for English women’s cricket

After a disappointing 2019 and the conclusion of the Kia Super League (KSL), Ollie Godden explains how he thinks The Hundred could revolutionise English women’s cricket. The Kia Super League was the jump start English women’s cricket needed. Having played a significant part in… Continue Reading “Why The Hundred should be a force for good for English women’s cricket”

Australia’s women were a class above England in 2019 Ashes, but why?

Well that wasn’t the summer of cricket we were expecting. To many it was no surprise to see Australia’s women retain the Ashes for a third consecutive series. But the emphatic way in which they did so was a shock. And a worrying one… Continue Reading “Australia’s women were a class above England in 2019 Ashes, but why?”

#32) WBBL

How good has the fourth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) been? As a staunch supporter of all things related to English cricket, this isn’t the easiest statement to make. But there can be no question about it; when it comes to… Continue Reading “#32) WBBL”