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Peter Hayter: It’s Time To Loosen The Gag And Tell The Truth

Some years ago it was my task, on behalf of a group of reporters covering a county cricket match at the Oval, to approach one of the umpires after close of play to ask why he had felt it necessary to step in when one of the Surrey batsmen squared up to a couple of the Gloucestershire players that afternoon.

Moeen Ali Hoping To Make It The Year To Fear The Beard

NEW ROAD has a special name for Moeen Ali. They’re calling him “The Beard That’s Feared”. It’s on the board at the Black Pear Refreshment stall at the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand and, much to the delight of the chap in the Worcestershire Club Shop under the new hotel, it’s on the T-shirts he was selling at a healthy rate during their first home match of the season against Kent.

Yorkshire Can Put The Rest In A Spin Thanks To Dizzy

IT’S THAT time of year again where I make myself look silly by giving my predictions for the summer ahead. It’s been a winter to forget but I can’t remember the last time there was this much excitement and anticipation for a county season.

Eoin Morgan Must Be Ready If Alistair Cook Continues To Fail

The last time England were hammered 5-0 by Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board responded by commissioning a report from Ken Schofield, the former executive director of golf’s European Tour, into how and why it happened and he responded with a 19-point plan to overhaul English cricket intended to make sure it never happened again.