Exploring Remarkable Village Cricket Grounds

Remarkable Village Cricket Grounds by Brian Levison is a treasure map that has sat on my office desk for months. I have flicked through and marvelled but now a new year demands an expedition or two. The eye-catching hardback with evocative, glossy photographs of cricket grounds, by David Major and Jill Mead and complemented by Brian’s background biographies, makes you… Read more →

Freedoms and forward-defences: Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls

The BBC Three film Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls is an absolute must-see documentary available on iPlayer. There are moments of wit, courage, selflessness and from the accents to the urban landscape, it is unmistakably Yorkshire. At its heart are the stories from an Asian girls’ cricket team who formed at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford and grabbed headlines by… Read more →

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