Category: Cricket

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…

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…

#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…

#10) Kate Cross and Sarah Taylor

“I didn’t really know what my purpose was when I was getting out of bed.” “I didn’t see any purpose in my life anymore, I’d stopped playing cricket and actually once I stopped playing cricket, life got worse. ” These are the words of…

#2) #ShowUp

There’s no doubt about it: the noise surrounding women’s sport is the loudest it’s ever been. The column inches, coverage hours, viewing spectators and heroes created have all soared exponentially compared to what they were ten years ago. It’s still embryonic in comparison to…

Consistently inconsistent

Disappointment; a feeling all of us will experience at some point in our lives. The pattern that leads to it never changes – there is an overhyped build-up that promises of plenty of rewards and elicits a lot of excitement but ultimately the end…

England v Sri Lanka – 2nd Test, Day 2 Report

In the absence of the crocked Ben Stokes, it was England’s other two all-rounders – Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes – who took centre stage at Chester-le-Street as they put their team in prime position to make it an eighth successive Test victory at…

The Revolution Continues

I’ve been converted. It’s a day I thought would never come. Being an old-fashioned so-and-so, I’ve resisted this new uprising for so long. I’m not a fan of change and like to preserve the status quo – as the saying goes, if something isn’t…

A recipe for success?

It’s been quite a week; a royal birth, the 70th anniversary of VE Day and even some sunshine have all befallen us since the beginning of the month. There was something else too but I can’t quite remember what… Anyway, in all the excitement…

The Top 10 Cricket Humiliations

The 2015 Cricket World Cup has already produced a number of high-profile slip-ups and shocks, not least England’s humbling by a rampant New Zealand side. Here we take a look back at 10 classic moments that left fans, pundits and fellow players pinching themselves…