WBBL thoughts (1) — what a final; what a wonderful advert for the game!

I have enjoyed watching the WBBL, on BT Sport, over the autumn. Mostly the highlights packages, but I did catch the 2nd semi-final live, and the final on Saturday. What a fantastic game of cricket. No, I don’t think the Stars batted especially badly, or that the pitch, or the ball, misbehaved. Yes, the new […]

It’s easy to Bash The Hundred — but what would you do?

Overnight, the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia has released a set of new match rules for BBL10. The response does not appear to have been one of universal acclaim (putting it mildly). Our own much anticipated, much derided The Hundred will have its own tweaks to the match regulations, designed to make the game […]

“Cricket 2022” – the “master plan” (first draft)

Darren Talbot posted an impassioned blog last week: View from the Coach: Where’s the plan for cricket in England & Wales? I am more positive about All Stars Cricket than Darren, but I do agree with his prognosis – introducing a new entry-level offering for 5-8 year olds can only be the start of a five […]