Bamboo in cricket bats? This Cricket Yorkshire article was originally written in 2014 but given that scientists have revealed a new 2021 study that lends further weight to the potential of bamboo in cricket, it feels right to re-share it. Have a read and leave a comment! The world’s largest supplier of English willow for […]
It’s Battrick deadline time. The clock ticks down. But not nearly fast enough for my liking. This is the world of free, addictive cricket games. The pressure of managing a club cricket team. Five minutes. Two minutes. Refresh the page for the umpteenth time and check the transfer market for updates. Nope, still the highest […]
During long summer school holidays that stretched out as endlessly as a Boycott innings, there was one, indomitable saving grace when it rained. Two words. Owzthat cricket. How do you play cricket with dice?
You know, what? You can keep your gigantic sporting trophies. Object number M.28.2.1 in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Museum at Lord’s on London’s St John’s Wood Road is an unassuming showstopper. At ten and a half centimetres tall, cricket’s most famous trophy is nothing if not bijou. Its mystique is wrapped up in a […]
Embed from Getty Images As I watched aghast as England’s batting crumple against South Africa, like a misbehaving deckchair at the Scarborough Festival, it conjured up a memory from school. Inept with a cricket bat to the point that it was purely for decorative purposes, I was once required to see off 20 overs for […]
The journey over to Lancashire County Cricket Club for my first-ever cricket memorabilia auction is spent in the back of a car, listening to seasoned collectors Brian and Bob swap anecdotes. On the outskirts of Manchester, we pass through Swinton and, paused at a set of traffic lights, my eye is drawn to a bloke […]