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Cricket is one of those sports that many different generations can enjoy, all over the world. This cricketing blog is for anyone who watches or plays cricket, be that on a local, regional, or national level. Find out about your favourite national players, and international teams, the cricketers that are doing well, and those that need to pick up their game. It’s not just about the . . . → Read More: Welcome

Best quality cricket gear this Christmas at Cricket Direct

Best quality cricket gear this Christmas at Cricket Direct

Santa is going to get a jumpstart this week with the help of one of the best and expanded range of top quality cricket gear prior to the Australian Ashes tour. The range is going to offer a full 2014 selection of bats that can be purchased from Cricket Direct.

Cricket Direct offers a fantastic selection of items that . . . → Read More: Best quality cricket gear this Christmas at Cricket Direct

Matthew Hoggard not happy with the choice of the England team for Australia

Matthew Hoggard, the ex-cricket player, has spoken out against the England squad stating that the selection of who would play in Australia over the winter is very odd. Hoggard has some credit to his name given the fact that he is a former Ashes winner, and he is very concerned that England might have made a mistake while putting together their pace attack.

He thinks that too . . . → Read More: Matthew Hoggard not happy with the choice of the England team for Australia

Tom Hope named as the Young Cricketer of the Year

Tom Hope, the All-Rounder from North Staffs and South Cheshire side Moddershall, was named the player of the year at the annual Young Cricketer Awards held in Staffordshire. As part of the award the young cricket player was given vouchers that add up to equal £900 from the awards sponsor Fernley.

He was awarded the vouchers because of his excellent achievements over the season playing for the . . . → Read More: Tom Hope named as the Young Cricketer of the Year

Sachin Tendulkar to retire next month aged 40

Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary Indian batsman, will officially step off the cricket field for the last time in November when he completes his 200th Test. At age forty, the former captain of the Indian cricket team retired from playing one day international matches in December of last year, but November will mark his retirement from all forms of cricket. His last two matches will be played . . . → Read More: Sachin Tendulkar to retire next month aged 40

First ever cricket club to be created at the Vatican

The Vatican has announced the creation of the first ever cricket club at the Vatican created in an effort to build more dialogue between different faiths. The Vatican explained that they believe the cricket club is going to help build up interfaith discussions.

John McCarthy, the ambassador of Australia to the Holy See, came up with the idea for the St. Peter’s Cricket Club and stated that . . . → Read More: First ever cricket club to be created at the Vatican

Cricketers working hard to secure selection for winter Ashes

Summer is a last call for many of the top cricketers in England as they work hard to make sure that they earn their spot at the winter Ashes. For others the final one day series that the England and Wales Cricket Board is playing will be a cash cow that they cannot wait to earn some serious money off of.

It is hard to tell right . . . → Read More: Cricketers working hard to secure selection for winter Ashes

Merseyside cricket club pay their respects as coach passes away

Administration and players from the Merseyside cricket team came together to celebrate and offer their tributes to junior coach Jim Kenyon who passed away at the age of 71. Kenyon was known in the region for helping to shape some of the best cricket careers for those who came out of Lancashire. During his years in the sport of cricket he had several different roles including . . . → Read More: Merseyside cricket club pay their respects as coach passes away

Andy Flower stresses he will not be quitting like Hugh Morris

Andy Flower, the England team director, told England that at the moment he has no plans to follow Hugh Morris in walking away from the team. 12 hours after England took home their third Ashes win in a row Morris announced that he was going to leave the ECB in order to become the Glamorgan chief executive. This leads England without a managing director.

During Morris’ tenure . . . → Read More: Andy Flower stresses he will not be quitting like Hugh Morris

Hugh Morris steps down as the MD of English cricket

Hugh Morris is stepping down as the England cricket managing director so that he can become the director of cricket and chief executive at Glamorgan. He will leave a void at the top of the ECB chain and the vacancy has helped fuel more rumors over whether or not Andy Flower has a future after several reports were issued about him possibly being done with team . . . → Read More: Hugh Morris steps down as the MD of English cricket

Eglinton cricket pitch vandalised

Vandals damaged the Eglinton cricket pitch in County Londonderry this past week. The covers of the pitch owned by the Eglinton Cricket Club were pulled completely off and some type of substance was poured out over the grass. The substance appeared to kill the grass. The damage was found in the morning on Wednesday.

John Pierce, the Club secretary, stated that members were distressed to find the . . . → Read More: Eglinton cricket pitch vandalised