So, the 2016 cricket season is over and the footballers are back dominating the tabloids and the TV. What did we make of this year in international cricket and domestic cricket.
Posts Categorized: County Cricket
Cricket is a sport in which most followers expect their heroes to adhere to a higher standard of fair play and sportsmanship. The recent incident of ‘Mankading’ (who on earth coined that phrase?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end… Read more »
There’s an old anecdote in the cricketing career of Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird in which he hit a century for Yorkshire in one match and found himself dropped for the next. With an average just over 20 his first-class career was hardly spectacular but as an international umpire he went on to arguably be the best… Read more »
It was supposed to be oh so simple wasn’t it? The Kiwis over as the apéritif for the forthcoming Ashes clash later on in the year. So one day in to a summer of antipodean cricket and with the home side winning the toss and electing to bat, surely England have raced away at 3+… Read more »
As I write this I am trying to find the right prose that doesn’t make me come across as some silly and narrow minded ‘little Englander’ who sees all ‘them foreigners’ as something to be feared and hated. World class overseas players such as Curtley and Courtney and the Master Blaster Viv Richards have helped… Read more »
When I were ‘nowt but a lad’ as they say round me I used to sneak out of the house to watch my beloved Yorkshire at nearby Abbeydale whenever they came to town. Knowing the ground well I used to hide in a clearing in the hedge and would then base myself there for the… Read more »