How Australia won the Galle sweepstakes

Had a lapsed Australian cricket fan who had not seen the men’s Test side play for a few years tuned in to watch the first 13 balls Alex Carey faced on his tour of Sri Lanka, they might have wondered if they had put on the right channel. Facing only spin for those 13 deliveries, … Read more

2022 Vitality Blast Preview: Somerset v Surrey

2022 Vitality Blast Preview: Somerset v Surrey THE MATCH Somerset take on Surrey at the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Vitality Blast tomorrow (Sunday July 3rd). Somerset are currently second in the South Group with 18 points from 13 matches, whilst Surrey are top with 21 points from the same number of matches. Somerset … Read more

Distinguishing Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson arches forward. The ball drifts into the pitch like a seagull plunging into the ocean to capture its prey and bounces back. But as it begins its post-bounce trajectory, the ball swerves. It hits the leather, and alters its behaviour, like an old man who has a raw nerve that has been touched. … Read more

Cricket flashback: Fast bowling captains – the rockstars of Test cricket | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: It is said that fast bowlers are a rare breed that need to be taken care of and nurtured. Arguably, there is no better sight in cricket than a fast bowler in full flow in his run-up, running into bowl, hitting the straps, with the crowd behind him, cheering in anticipation, the pace … Read more

Introducing the new Board – Somerset County Cricket Club

Introducing the new Board In 2016 Sport England published a ‘Code for Sports Governance’, requiring sporting Governing Bodies to ‘have a clear and appropriate governance structure, led by a Board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the organisation’. The ECB, in response to the ‘Code for Sports Governance,’ worked with representatives from … Read more

England vs India: Batsman Jonny Bairstow speaks to Nasser Hussain about ‘Baz-ball’

He has been at the forefront of the transformation in England’s Test cricket with two of the greatest centuries of modern times against New Zealand. Now, on the eve of England’s ‘final’ Test against India, Jonny Bairstow sat down at Edgbaston to talk with SPORTSMAIL’S Nasser Hussain about Bazball, proving people wrong — and being … Read more