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England cricketers prepare for New Zealand tour by training with Palace

By Sam Brandon

England cricketers Joe Denly and Sam Billings joined in a full training session with Crystal Palace FC last week, as the batsmen prepare to travel to New Zealand with the national side for a Twenty20 Series and two Test matches. Roy Hodgson and Joel Ward also visited Kent Cricket’s Academy facility after training, with Ward […]

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PAYNTR – gamechangers

By Adam Tanous

“By fusing a cricket spike with a running shoe, the PAYNTR maximises agility, power, control and comfort. The outcome is performance multiplied.” These are by far the comfiest spikes I’ve ever worn. PAYNTR is the most exciting brand in the cricket footwear department. No questions asked. Based on a running shoe design the PAYNTR X […]

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Nissan #CWC19 competition T&Cs

By Adam Tanous

1. The promoter of this competition is Cricket District 2. The prize is open to all except employees of Cricket District and their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the prize draw 3. There is a limit of one entry to the competition per social account. The first entry will be taken […]

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The Kingfisher Drone World Cup comes to England…

By Adam Tanous

Fancy yourself as a safe pair of hands in the field? Plucked a few out of the sky when the pressure’s been on? Then this epic Kingfisher competition we’ve just been sent, could be the one for you. The Cricket World Cup gets underway in just three weeks and then there’s the small matter of the Ashes. […]

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Hope 4 Haris – Can you save a young cricketers life?

By Sam Brandon

On the 19th of March Haris’ and his family’s world changed forever. Haris, a very talented left-handed wicket-keeper batsman from Sheffield was due to going on a pre-season tour to Spain. Instead within a week or feeling ill, he was admitted to hospital having been diagnosed with Blood Cancer. Help save Haris’ life here: http://bit.ly/hope4harris […]

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Bear Cricket – the Kodiak range.

By Sam Brandon

It was back in 2016 when Bear Cricket were first brought to my attention. A friend of mine, nicknamed the Polar Bear because of his giant paws, invested in some pads of theirs, and, in all honesty, I’ve been checking back in at least once a week to see if they’ve released any new lines […]

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Who deserves a place in England’s Ashes side?

By Adam Williams

It’s been a quite brilliant winter for England thus far. Having secured a whitewash away test match series win (who would have predicted that at the beginning of the year?), the Barmy Army will be returning home with something to cheer while they wait for their next instalment in the Caribbean in the New Year. […]

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Sorry Australia, but cricket is right for upholding bans for disgraced stars

By Adam Williams

It seems hard to believe that it has been 8 months since Steve Smith fronted up to the world’s media, as cricket’s most blatant act of organised cheating since the Pakistan no ball spot fixing scandal unraveled, and Smith, sure to be regarded as one of the games greatest ever batsmen, was reduced to a […]

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England’s Mid-Winter Report Card

By Adam Williams

With England taking an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of the final test in Colombo later this week, in addition to the earlier 3-1 ODI series victory, we give our verdict on England’s performances to date ahead of the tour of West Indies in 2019. Embed from Getty Images World Cup preparations: A- For all of […]

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A 15th Test Hundred for Joe Root: Twitter reacts.

By Adam Tanous

A swashbuckling 124 off 146 balls for Joe Root put England in pole position going into day 5 of the second Test against Sri Lanka this morning. Rory Burns had guided the tourists to a steady start, but at 108/3, with a lead of just 62 at that stage England’s captain strolled to the crease […]

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Cricket bats: Our picks for 2019

By admin

Leather on willow – there’s no greater sound… When the bowler is at the top of his mark, you’re nervous, as is he – is he going to bowl another long-hop, or maybe a full-bunger? To play or to leave? That is the question us batsmen are faced with in England each summer. And when […]

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Batting Gloves: Our picks for 2019

By Alex Noble

When taking to the crease, it’s important to be armed with the right equipment because as we know, in the battle of batsman vs. bowler, the beauty is in appearing to know exactly what you’re doing (even though we know you don’t), and nothing says that more than donning top of the range gear… and […]

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Mind games – why the four part cricket series is a must for all students of the game

By Adam Williams

We’ve all been there, scrolling through the TV and clicking past the plentiful repeats of Premiership Years and How the World Cup Was Won. It was during such a viewing session that we stumbled across Mind Games – a cricket focused four part series that attempted to address the least talked attribute of a sportsman’s […]

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Every club has them – the village cricketers

By Adam Williams

For every player that has ever played the game of cricket, from high standard league cricket to your local village Sunday friendlies, we’ve all heard or seen of them. Who are they? Your stereotypical village cricketers. Embed from Getty Images The pie man – you didn’t think we’d start anywhere else did you? As time […]

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The need for club cricket to adapt

By Adam Williams

You have the first class match, 50 over cricket, 40 over cricket, T20 and from 2020 even a 100-ball format – the variety of cricket formats is greater than it has ever been before. But despite this, one type of game appears to have a remainder a constant throughout, the club cricket match. Embed from […]

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Is pink ball cricket the future of the future of the County Championship?

By Adam Williams

In mid-August, Surrey secured a dramatic final day victory over Lancashire in the County Championship. While this match represented another major step towards Surrey lifting their first County Championship title for over twenty years, it also represented the completion of a second year in which counties had played day-night, pink ball cricket. Embed from Getty […]

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Surrey’s longevity may be dictated by international success

By Adam Williams

It had felt inevitable for a number of weeks after an incredible unbeaten run, when in early September at Worcester, Surrey were finally crowned County Champions for the first time since 2002. The success can be seen as a product of a number of factors and years of careful preparation, including the assembly of an […]

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England vs. India: Winners and losers 

By Adam Williams

It was a scintillating series, with a number of close run chases and momentum swings which belied the 4-1 scoreline. But who’s stock rose and who has seen them move to the back of the pecking order? We run our eye over our top 5 winners and losers across the sides. The Winners Embed from […]