John Fuller

Journalist, author and conquering Yorkshire one cricket tea at a time.

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Katie Levick on her leg-spin, bowling record and life as a frog in a blender

Drum roll, please….Yorkshire Women’s CCC’s Katie Levick is now officially the leading wicket taker in the history of the Women’s County Championship. We caught up for an episode of the Cricket Yorkshire Podcast (clip below) and it’s a record that the leg-spinner from Sheffield is rightly proud of claiming as her own. In our interview, you’ll hear the latest on… Read more →

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Glyn Pearson on cricket umpire challenges for the recreational game

The ECB’s ACO Education Officer Glyn Pearson was my guest for the Cricket Yorkshire Podcast recently and on form as we debated the challenges facing umpire recruitment in the recreational game. Glyn umpires in the Bradford League and is very well known in umpiring circles for his training and expertise – so who better to delve into how the new… Read more →

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Captain Steve Bullen on MCCUs, his league ban & fresh start

When I caught up with Leeds Bradford MCCU captain Steve Bullen (above right), it was after a few false starts to co-ordinate timetables but well worth the wait. For an episode of the Cricket Yorkshire podcast, Steve covered everything from a rigorous defence of the MCCU programme to discussing publicly for the first time his Aire-Wharfe Cricket League ban in 2017… Read more →

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Nigel Martyn on life behind the stumps for Leeds Mods

In the latest episode of the Cricket Yorkshire Podcast, former Leeds United and England goalkeeper Nigel Martyn is on top form talking about his switch from professional football to league cricket in North Leeds. Cricket came first for Cornishman Martyn who got stuck into league cricket with St Austell and Fowey before a blossoming football career between the posts took… Read more →

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Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground nets are open for bookings

In my last two visits to the net facilities at Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground, I’ve seen Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Sarfraz Ahmed and Adil Rashid. While I don’t expect to witness that lot lashing cover drives and bowling fizzing legbreaks in the city every week, there has been much fanfare about the ongoing redevelopment and… Read more →

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BBC Look North’s Paul Hudson on Yorkshire weather and club cricket

BBC weather presenter Paul Hudson is immediately into his stride as we discuss how the weather has been a nightmare across Yorkshire. Just the day before, he’d interviewed a farmer who reckoned March was the wettest month since December 2015. While a field of farm produce and a prized cricket square might not appear as natural comparisons, the sheer volume… Read more →

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