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
By Hugh Chevallier “Bungay – a fine old town” proclaim the signs in a very English mix of boastfulness and … Continue reading A sneaky peek behind the scenes