County Cricket

Book review: The final innings by Christopher Sanford was about the West Indies touring England in 1939.
Colin Mehigan - Jan 5, 2021

The Summer of 1939 A short book review on The Final Innings by Christopher Sanford. Christopher Sanford’s wonderful book details the foreboding English cricket summer of 1939.The author makes use of unpublished memoirs and diary entries to describe the unfolding cricketing season of this most portentous of summers. Britain stood on the brink of war. […]

Babar Azam, Virat Kohli and Dawid Malan are among the greatest T20 batsman.
Saad Qaisar - Oct 16, 2020

The greatest T20 batsman Can we pick the greatest T20 batsman among the current crop of players in internationals? Dawid Malan, Babar Azam, and Virat Kohli are the three currently playing batters in T20 format who have the highest averages and played more than 15 games. Each of them has played a pivotal role in […]

Sheffield Shield 1st round 2020/21. Marnus Labuschange and Shaun Marsh scored centuries.
Raghav Tikmany - Oct 14, 2020

Sheffield Shield 1st Round 2020/21- The Story In the Sheffield Shield 1st round, South Australia took on Western Australia while Tim Paine’s Tasmania faced Queensland. Due to covid-19 restrictions, it was decided that this round would be played in Adelaide. Both the games went on till the final session of the final day with Queensland […]

It is vital that Shaheen Shah Afridi is bowling at his best for Pakistan Cricket.
Saad Qaisar - Oct 8, 2020

Shaheen Shah Afridi – The best star in the making? Shaheen Shah Afridi has been one of the best prominent figures in Pakistan cricket team since he first débuted on April 3, 2018. Steadily he is getting better and more vital to Pakistan’s cricket future. In this context, the following points depicts why Pakistan Cricket […]

Notts Outlaws win the T20 Blast 2020 beating Surrey in the final.
Daniel Clubbe - Oct 6, 2020

Notts Outlaws Triumph In T20 Blast Notts Outlaws beat Surrey by six wickets at Edgbaston after over a day and a half of rain to become Vitality T20 Blast champions for the second time. Deep into the reserve day with hope fading of any cricket the rain finally cleared and allowed for two 11 overs […]

The T20 Blast Finals Day will take place on Sunday the 4th of October 2020.
Daniel Clubbe - Oct 3, 2020

T20 Blast Quarter-Finals Results T20 Blast finals day is open us. But first let’s have a look at the quarter-final results. The Vitality T20 Blast Quarter-Finals were underway today on the 1st of October. There is little arguing that this is a very late time of year for them to be held. Luckily, the weather […]

The Bob Willis Trophy was won by Essex County Cricket Club after they defeated Somerset County Cricket Club in the final.
Daniel Clubbe - Sep 30, 2020

Bob Willis Trophy: Essex Triumphant Again Essex clung on for a draw to clinch the Bob Willis Trophy and with it, this summer first-class honours. In a repeat of the 2019 County Championship-deciding clash, it was Essex lead by Tom Westley taking the silverware after beating Somerset. The Essex batsmen had to hold off the […]

CSK vs DC will be on Friday the 25th of September 2020
Varun Desai, Editor - Sep 23, 2020

CSK vs DC Preview: Dream 11 IPL 2020 Match 7  Game 7 of the Dream 11 IPL 2020 sees CSK vs DC at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two teams have both won one game but CSK lost their second game against RR, while DC have not yet played their second game. Also, Read […]

Ravi Bishnoi and Yashasvi Jaiswal are among the most exciting IPL debutants in 2020
Midhun M Menon - Sep 17, 2020

Exciting IPL debutants The Indian Premier League is not just about the glitz, glamour, and the high profile International stars. It’s also about the young and exciting IPL debutants who come out of nowhere and upstage these superstars. Over the years the tournament has provided a platform for young and unknown cricketers to showcase their […]

Faf Du Plessis is one of the best fielders in IPL history.
Varun Desai, Editor - Sep 14, 2020

Who are the the best fielders in IPL history? The Indian Premier League has improved the quality of fielding, since it’s inception in 2008. All of the best fielders in the world currently play in the IPL. Players have learnt to take athletic catches and even save sixes from crossing over the boundary. Prior to […]

Gareth Delany of Ireland scored a superb half-century for dark horses Leicestershire Foxes against Durham
Colin Mehigan - Sep 12, 2020

International Pedigree Ireland’s Gareth Delany is proving to be a revelation for the Leicestershire Foxes in this year’s T20 Blast. With his high baseball type batting stance, Delaney has helped the Foxes to two recent wins in the competition. Delaney honed his skills in the Ireland’s domestic tournaments. At the age of 23 a bright […]

England won the 2005 Ashes Series 2-1, but where are those players now?
Daniel Clubbe - Sep 10, 2020

England’s 2005 Ashes Winners – Where Now? Ever wondered what the old England Cricketers do after they retire? England’s 2005 Ashes winners, where are they now? Ian Bell ended a 21-year first-class career this week, when the top-order batsmen decided to hang up his boots and with it his iconic cover drive. Bell went out […]

James Coles made a bright debut for Sussex CCC vs Surrey CCC in the Bob Willis Trophy 2020
Daniel Clubbe - Sep 10, 2020

Could James Coles Be The New Star For Sussex County Cricket Club? James Coles of Sussex. Never heard the name before? Rightly so, he is only 16 years of age. So what makes him so special? The Bob Willis Trophy has been the saviour of red-ball domestic cricket in 2020. Just when it seemed no […]

David Capel recently passed away but he was one of England's greatest potential players and was a top player for Northamptonshire
Colin Mehigan - Sep 7, 2020

West Indies Tour 1990 In the winter of 1990 England toured the Caribbean. The cricket world expected a heavy defeat for the young England side. Ian Botham and David Gower were surprisingly omitted from the squad, with the selectors opting for youth. The uncapped Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain both earned call ups while the […]

Ben Foakes and Jamie Smith bat for Surrey against Middlesex in the Vitality T20 Blast
Daniel Clubbe - Sep 7, 2020

Best Of The Blast The 2020 T20 Vitality Blast has taken a short hiatus for the return of the Bob Willis Trophy. Consequently, what better time to catch up with all the action, and see who’s leading the way and who’s got plenty of work to do. The T20 Blast so far this year has […]

Varun Desai, Editor - Sep 3, 2020

England Cricket: Who Is The Best T20 Batsmen Ever? England have some amazing T20 batsmen at the moment. Jason Roy, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow make up a formidable trio. Jonny Bairstow recently dominated the 2019 IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watch – Bairstow’s stunning maiden IPL century for SRH In fact, England are blessed […]

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Last Word Staff - Sep 3, 2020

Can you use a VPN to watch T20 World Cup live from anywhere? The easiest way to view the matches live during the T20 world cup is by using a VPN service. You may live stream T20 matches on your smartphone or laptop by signing up for a free or premium VPN subscription. Cricket lovers […]

Jimmy Anderson in action as England skittle New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

England’s latest red-ball reset has gotten off to a flying start with England skittling New Zealand at Lords. Having lost the toss and been put into the field by the Black Caps on what looked like a good day for batting day, it did not take long for Jimmy Anderson to make an impact on […]

Angelo Mathews was player of the match in the Chattogram Test.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

There was not very much in it for the bowlers in the Chattogram Test and not for the first time. Angelo Mathews, in particular, delivered a timely reminder of his quality with the bat, falling just one run short of a double century in Sri Lanka’s first innings. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck centuries […]

Ben Stokes in action for Durham ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

England have named their first 13-man squad of the new era under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes. The immediate takeaway is that if English cricket administrators have not always been as appreciative of Stuart Broad and James Anderson as they should have been, England cricket fans will certainly be grateful that they can call upon […]

Umran Malik, the Jammu Express, has made a fine start to life with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Vyom Nanavati - Sep 3, 2020

Abdul Samad has perhaps done Indian Cricket its biggest favour in recent times. Introducing Umran Malik as a net bowler to the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in 2020, eventually paved the way to international recognition for India’s latest (and fastest) bowling sensation. Meet Umran Malik: the Jammu Express. The speedster is able to rack up speeds […]

Ben Stokes in action for England.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

Ben Stokes is clearly an inspirational leader. Whether it single-handedly leading England to victory at Headingley – surely his finest moment – or captaining a scratch English side to a 3-0 victory against a full-strength Pakistan, he is clearly a cricketer that teammates will follow. That he is extravagantly gifted, to the extent that he […]

English Cricket should introduce a one day franchise cricket tournament.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

The first English foray into Franchise Cricket was along way from being a success. The considerable cash reserves built up by the ECB over the years were frittered away on the Hundred without many obvious benefits in return. Of course, the Hundred is not without positives. It certainly shouldn’t be overlooked that it provided a […]

English Test Cricket is at its lowest ebb.
Jim Smith - Sep 3, 2020

The abject performance of the Test team has been the defining story in English cricket over the last 18 months. The summer of 2020 was reasonably positive for England as they beat the West Indies 2-1 and Pakistan 1-0, before recording a dominant 3-0 win away from home against Sri Lanka. They even got the […]