Cricket club sponsorship can be a win-win solution for both business and clubs or organisations but it invariably takes perseverance, an understanding of how sponsorship works and a willingness to be flexible. Here’s our ultimate guide to cricket club sponsorship below… Hopefully, it fires up the grey cells, inspires and motivates your cricket club in […]
Easingwold make Hunters Cup Semi-Finals
After a Saturday drive up to County Durham, to watch a game in the North East Premier Cricket League First Division, at the splendid Philadelphia Cricket Club, overlooked by the Penshaw Monument, I fancied something closer to home the following afternoon. Forecasters indicating a continuation of the summer’s indifferent weather – cloudy and breezy albeit […]
What do you buy the cricketer that has everything?
Asher Nutting explores a selection of cricket gifts for Christmas, birthdays or pre-season… The 2022 season continues to creep closer, meaning it’s the time of year when club cricketers hurry round to refresh their kit. Oh boy, can I not wait for another season scratching around to try and reach three figures; but that’s not […]
Can bamboo ever replace willow in cricket bats?
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 […]
Cricket Games: Battrick – Hours of fun agonising over tactics
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 […]
Owzthat cricket game: Dice, paper and imagination
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?
The Ashes: trophies, trash talk and technology
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 […]
Have we lost the art of stoic defence in Test cricket?
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 […]
Going, going on! What’s a cricket memorabilia auction like?
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 […]
New Year’s Resolutions: deep heat and book deal
Ok, so the Christmas turkey has long since bitten the dust and January is here, heralding a land of opportunity. Have you thought about your 2016? What do you want it to look like? Any projects, ambitions or changes to life or are you the sort of person that contentedly wings it? Well, both professionally […]