Monday, 22 August 2016

City Cricket? No thanks...

OK, OK you might have read something similar on these pages before. However, with Northants win in the T20 on Saturday night, why oh why are the ECB trying to push through this City T20 with such haste? Gagging orders on County Chairmen, our best players being forced to play this City competition thus weakening the county four day game, a rush to renew Sky's deal on it and no one really wants it anyway. Something is not right here and I for one, am smelling a large rat.

Northants...T20 Blast winners

Friday, 19 August 2016

Free Chapter of the New Book

The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket has been out for just 11 days and is still in the top 10 on Amazon's cricket books. Covering a range of differing characters who permeate our cricket clubs there are 57 chapters such as the one below. With an excellent foreword by Yorkshire CCC man Jack Brooks, it is a must for all club cricketers. To get your hands on the book just click on the link below and order one from Amazon. Enjoy the free chapter...



Monday, 15 August 2016

Review of the 4th Test v Pakistan

Pakistan must love London. Feeling at home here as a Pearly King, just as they did in the 1st Test at Lord's earlier in the year, they battered England by 10 wickets in South London. Some of the Richardson gang's victims in the Sixties got less of a hiding in this manor. There was no Alastair Cook, Cook, Cook, Cookability under the gasomenter. The series finished 2-2 as Pakistan dished out some capital punishment to England. England have a bit of thinking to do, but more on that later. This is the review of the 4th Test...

South London sunshine...

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Competition Time

Here is a chance to get your grubby little mitts on a signed copy of my new book, The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket. With it going straight into the top 10 on Amazon since it was released last week, no doubt it will become a collector's item soon. Or something like that. All you need to do is tweet the link below out on Twitter along with the hashtag #Definitive and we will select one winner on Sunday 15th August from the millions that no doubt will. Good luck everyone.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Definitive-Guide-Club-Cricket/dp/1535396717/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Thursday, 4 August 2016

New Book Out Friday 5th August 2016

Ladies and Gents, Friends, Romans, Countrymen...I am delighted to announce that my new book, The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket is out tomorrow via Amazon. You can get your mitts on a copy by clicking on the link here;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Definitive-Guide-Club-Cricket/dp/1535396717/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470311500&sr=1-4


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Big BundesBash

One of my ex team mates, James Peacock moved to Germany over a year ago. Here James describes his experiences of playing cricket in Frankfurt. Despite the facilities, it is great to see that cricket in Germany is growing and improving, both in numbers and in standards. The recent influx of refugees into Europe means the sport is growing, as well as the likes of Dietmar Hamann on Twitter who loves his cricket. Have a read of this entertaining piece on what recreational cricket is like in a country that isn't known for the sport...

No kits like this please, gents...