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England newbie James Bracey enlists help of Trescothick

The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman has been working closely with Marcus Trescothick on his journey to an England call-up

‘I want to make myself indispensable’ – Matt Parkinson on England, Rashid and breaking the leg-spin mould

By Sam Dalling “I’ve probably still got a long way to go. I don’t want to be just a luxury when the pitches are dry and they think ‘we can afford to have him at 10 or 11’.” Not necessarily words you’d expect from a man on the cusp of a Test debut next month. […]

England Women’s team return to training

Sports in general have been up in the air in recent times, but certain sectors have opted to decide upon and announce return dates. When it comes to the England women’s cricket team, training is set to recommence for them on Monday, June 22. With the announcement of such, hope remains in place for the […]

Vikram Solanki interview: Virdi can shine for England

By Sam Dalling New Surrey head coach Vikram Solanki believes off-spinner Amar Virdi is fighting fit and backs him to shine on the international stage. The youngster has been named in England’s 30-man Test squad for the West Indies series starting next month. Having burst onto the scene in 2018 – his 39 victims helping […]

The lowdown on England Lions’ new skipper Lewis Gregory

It’s been a long time coming, but Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory is inching closer to involvement with the England senior cricket setup. The 27-year-old has been in the County Cricket scene since making his Somerset debut in 2010. A first-class bowling average of 25.68 and a first-class batting average of 21.85 has put Gregory on […]

Fabian Cowdrey: ‘England dream was hard to let go but I’m in a much better place’

By Sam Dalling Former Kent star Fabian Cowdrey has lifted the lid on the internal anguish that ultimately led him to walk away from the game he loved at the tender age of 24 – a move that allowed happiness to flood back into his life. The right-hander – whose family name is etched into […]

‘I’m ready to play for England’: Middlesex star Nick Gubbins talks leggies, Second Division dogfights and stating his international case

By Sam Dalling Middlesex star Nick Gubbins wants to follow in the footsteps of Joe Denly by becoming England’s next leg-spinning all-rounder.  The 26-year old seemed a shoe-in for test honours a few years ago having dominated bowling attacks up and down the land in 2016; his impressive total of 1409 first-class runs helped his […]

Jon Lewis: England’s next great coach?

By Sam Dalling England Lions head coach Jon Lewis hopes his evergreen love for the game will one day see him join cricket’s elite coaching club. August will mark two-and-a-half decades since the then 19-year-old made Warwickshire’s Imran Khan his maiden red-ball professional scalp – the first of no fewer than 849 first-class victims. The […]

No regrets for Paul Farbrace after England’s World Cup triumph

He played a major part in turning England from white ball dinosaurs into all-conquering world champions, but despite leaving just before their World Cup success Paul Farbrace has no regrets. As Trevor Bayliss’ trusted lieutenant for close to four years Farbrace was a key cog in England’s transformation into world beaters. Come February 2019 though, […]

Can Morgan’s England Claim the World Cup Double?

England’s T20i series with South Africa in February was widely regarded as one of the most entertaining that this format has ever produced. Each game went to the last over, two matches were decided on the final ball and over 1200 runs were scored. It’s less than a year since Eoin Morgan’s side won the […]



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