Martin Guptill favourite for Walter Lawrence Trophy after 35-ball century

Martin Guptill favourite for Walter Lawrence Trophy after 35-ball century

New Zealander Martin Guptil is now the favourite to win this year’s Walter Lawrence Trophy after scoring a 35-ball hundred for Worcestershire against Northants in the Vitality Blast match at Northampton on July 27th.  Guptill’s explosive innings was the 31-year-olds fourth domestic T20 hundred this season, arriving off the back...

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Chesterton’s Tourist Match Review: Middlesex v Australia

Chesterton’s Tourist Match Review: Middlesex v Australia

Australia completed their ODI preparations with a comprehensive 101-run victory over Middlesex at Lord’s. Top-scoring Travis Head looked in fine form as he raced towards 106, ably partnered by the at-times explosive Aaron Finch (54). Australia ended their innings on 283-6 but they could not seem to capitalise on weak...

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Ashes 2017 Preview

Ashes 2017 Preview

As both sides finalise their preparations for the first Ashes test match on the 23rd November at the Gabba in Brisbane, it is the Australian hosts who head into the series as firm favourites. Although going into the series as victors, it is the English side that have been the...

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Joe Root branching out in new role as England Test captain

Joe Root branching out in new role as England Test captain

Joe Root has begun his tenure as captain of England’s Test cricket side in earnest fashion, not dissimilar from his batting style. England lead South Africa 2-1 going into the fourth and final Test at Old Trafford, a match which looks set to be rain-affected. From the high of making...

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Why size doesn’t matter when it comes to modern cricket bats

Why size doesn’t matter when it comes to modern cricket bats

Cricket balls are being hit harder and travelling further than ever before according to research by Betway Insider. According to Cricinfo, just 5.3 per cent of deliveries in one-day international cricket were hit for boundaries in 1980. At the most recent World Cup in 2015, that number had almost doubled to...

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Double delight for British sport as women win cricket World Cup and Froome takes fourth Tour de France

Double delight for British sport as women win cricket World Cup and Froome takes fourth Tour de France

Weekends in British sport such as the one just passed don’t come around too often. England’s women’s cricket team claimed their fourth World Cup crown on Sunday, beating their Indian counterparts by just nine runs in front of an ecstatic crowd at Lord’s. Anya Shrubsole was the star performer, taking...

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England’s Women well-prepared for World Cup Cricket final

England’s Women well-prepared for World Cup Cricket final

Following their tense semi-final win over South Africa at the Bristol County Ground, England are now fully focused on winning the Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday. But for the sake or their nerves (and everyone England supporter’s finger nails) they will hope that their margin of victory...

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The Walter Lawrence Trophy Update: Ingram and Blake Level Pegging

The Walter Lawrence Trophy Update: Ingram and Blake Level Pegging

Glamorgan’s Colin Ingram has joined Kent’s Alex Blake on top of the leaderboard for this year’s Walter Lawrence Trophy with a 46-ball hundred. The 32-year-old South African, like Blake, hit 8 fours and 7 sixes in his century, which was the fastest in Glamorgan’s history. He finished unbeaten on 101...

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Weekend sports outlook: Haye vs Bellew, West Indies vs England and more

Weekend sports outlook: Haye vs Bellew, West Indies vs England and more

The buildup to the the biggest sporting event of the weekend, the heavyweight battle between David Haye and Tony Bellew, has been fractious to say the least. The verbal sparring between the two pugilists reached its unsavoury crescendo yesterday, with Haye ominously telling his opponent to “enjoy his final few...

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Weather permitting, the 2017 cricket season looks like a scorcher!

Weather permitting, the 2017 cricket season looks like a scorcher!

With Joe Root newly installed as England Test cricket captain and all-rounder Ben Stokes recently becoming the most expensive overseas player in the Indian Premier League’s history at £1.7 million – all that’s left is for the English summer to get underway! England cricket’s 2017 home schedule spans 149 days,...

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