A Wisden at The Oval anthology could have been produced any time in the last 120 years and been an interesting read. But 2017 seemed the obvious choice. Continue reading Wisden at The Oval
July 27 will see The Oval stage its 100th Test. In an article first published in issue 17 of The Nightwatchman (an Oval special), Michael Holding reflects on the socio-political dimensions of the West Indies win in 1976.
With the ICC Women’s World Cup little more than a week away, the skippers of the eight competing nations are making their final preparations. Continue reading The Art of Female Captaincy
You may have seen a slightly contrived ECB video doing the rounds of the comedian Dara Ó Briain commentating on … Continue reading The rise, fall, and resurrection of Irish Cricket
Wisden’s report for Oxford University’s trial match in 1900, played between Mr Foster’s and Mr Knox’s teams, is excoriating in … Continue reading When Wisden Ignored the Olympics
In an extract from his book, Half-Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934, Robert Winder captures the moment Hedley Verity bowled England to a remarkable Test victory at Lord’s. Continue reading ‘30,000 spectators held their breath’
By Emma John There should be a collective name for England cricket fans who started watching the game in the … Continue reading Nostalgia’s not what it used to be