July12

Jim Laker in Print

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Sixty years ago an autobiography from Jim Laker ruffled more feathers than any cricket book before or since. In this post Martin tells the story of Over to Me

July12

Is India’s Fast Bowling Renaissance Real This Time?

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India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Sabbir Rahman during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Under the stewardship of skipper Virat Kohli, India’s men national team have established several records. This has happened in both formats with the team at one point sealing the number one position of the ICC World Test Rankings for Teams in 2019. Today, the team stands behind Australia and New Zealand in Men’s Test Team Rankings.

June28

David Foot

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After a recent post on Alan Gibson Martin looks at another West Country writer whose work was touched with genius, David Foot

June21

England Strong Betting Favourites for West Indies Tests

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"England Cricket Team" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Airwolfhound

Test cricket returns on 8 July as England host the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in the first of a three-match series. It will be the first time in almost six months that Joe Root’s side have played the longest form of the game. England won their latest Test series 3-1 in South Africa […]