Looking for more variations

Peter Philpott, in his “The Art of Wrist-Spin Bowling”, described the concept of a spinner going “around the loop” – keeping the finger movement constant, but rotating the wrist between successive deliveries, to change the direction of spin. So, for a right-arm wrist spinner, you might start with a “big leggie”, releasing the ball with …

Ball tampering – is it really a crime?

The recent third test between South Africa and England ended in a thrilling draw (for England fans). Another last wicket stand saw England “win the draw”, again. But during the game, accusations of ball tampering were raised (through the media, not to the match authorities). As the Laws of the Game stand, ball tampering is …