Thursday, 27 November 2014

RIP Phil Hughes

Today the cricket world mourns one of our own. The Australian opening batsman Phil Hughes, sadly lost his battle after being hit by a short pitched delivery on Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Many tributes have come pouring in from all over the world, but it has struck a chord with anyone who has played the game. It shows how fragile life is, and the feelings of shock and sadness are felt worldwide.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Get Well Soon Hughesey

The scenes being flashed around the world from Sydney yesterday showing a stricken Phil Hughes struck a cord with every cricket fan around the world. Anyone who has played the game will have been hit at some point, to varying degrees and a cricket ball hurts. As Hughes fights for his life, we can only pray and hope that he pulls through. A popular player amongst team mates and opposition alike Hughes' stints here at Middlesex and Worcestershire make him known on a global level and the support coming from all over the world from the #cricketfamily shows how much the Aussie is respected.

Hughes...in the thoughts of cricket fans worldwide

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Banging the same old drum

This week the ECB produced alarming figures regarding the drop in the amount of people playing cricket at club level. Grass roots cricket is taking a hiding, so they say. The amount of people donning the whites for their local club has gone down quicker than Victor Moses.We have been banging this drum on these pages ever since we started this blog, but now something surely has to be done about it? Sport in general has become all about money as opposed to pure competition, and it has to stop before the goose that has laid the golden egg, breathes no more.

The amount of people playing club cricket has taken a dive

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Apologies

I would like to apologise for not writing for a while. This has been down to one or two health problems currently being experienced which hasn't left me in the mood for having a laugh. The Middle Stump will be back up and running as soon as possible though and thank you for your continued support.