Recent Match Report – NSW vs West Aust Round 1 2022/23

Western Australia 258 and 85 for 2 (Bancroft 34, Cartwright 23*, Whiteman 21*, Lyon 2-33) beat New South Wales 180 and 162 (Holt 54, Morris 4-46, Hardie 2-31, Rocchiccioli 2-39) by eight wickets Lance Morris‘ eye-catching start to the Sheffield Shield season continued as defending champions Western Australia stormed to a commanding eight-wicket victory over … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 4th T20I

Big picture The shapeshifting nature of a seven-match T20I series makes it difficult to capture the big picture in words that age well, so the first rule of doing this is accepting that. England, after all, have a seemingly bottomless pit of explosive T20 cricketers, and as Harry Brook and Will Jacks – who debuted … Read more

PCB announces increment in retainer and match fee of domestic players

The PCB has announced an increment in its domestic players’ retainer and match fee, across all formats and levels, for the 2022-23 season. As per the new financial model, a player featuring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will now get a match fee of PKR 100,000 as opposed to the previous PKR 60,000. Those playing the … Read more

Recent Match Report – West Zone vs South Zone Final 2022/23

South Zone 327 (Indrajith 118, Unadkat 4-52) and 154 for 6 (Kunnummal 93, Mulani 2-24, Unadkat 2-26, Sheth 2-29) trail West Zone 270 (Patel 98, Sai Kishore 5-86) and 585 for 4 dec (Jaiswal 265, Sarfaraz 127*, Iyer 71, Sai Kishore 2-157) by 375 runs West Zone closed in on a memorable come-from-behind victory as … Read more

Recent Match Report – Warwickshire vs Gloucs 2022

Gloucestershire 255 (Taylor 71, Yadav 5-90, Briggs 3-79) and 149 for 7 (Dent 64, van Buuren 49, Yadav 4-47) beat Warwickshire 274 (Sibley 120, Briggs 65, Gohar 5-64) and 128 (Davies 60, T Price 8-27) by three wickets For much of this match Gloucestershire revealed many of the vulnerabilities expected from a side rooted to … Read more

Eng vs Ind, 3rd women’s ODI

From Lord’s to Eden Gardens, Jhulan Goswami‘s immense contribution to world cricket in her career at the highest level for over two decades was celebrated with gusto on Saturday, the day of her farewell appearance for India. At Lord’s, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur brought Goswami out with her for the toss ahead of the final … Read more

Mithali Raj – ‘Jhulan would spit fire even in the nets’

Jhulan Goswami‘s commitment to the game was such that she would “spit fire” even while bowling in the nets, according to her longtime team-mate and captain Mithali Raj. Having shared the dressing room for close to two decades, Raj and Goswami saw the massive growth of women’s cricket in India, shared many memorable wins and … Read more

Recent Match Report – Middlesex vs Leics 2022

Leicestershire 294 (Swindells 67, Scriven 65) and 13 for 4 (Roland-Jones 3-6) need 262 runs to beat Middlesex 297 (Simpson 92, Eskinazi 64, Higgins 53, Finan 5-58) and 271 (Holden 91, Stoneman 81, Parkinson 4-69) Middlesex have put themselves within sight of a victory that will put them squarely in contention for the Division Two … Read more

Recent Match Report – Somerset vs Northants 2022

Somerset 389 (Abell 111, Bartlett 62, Keogh 4-99) and 277 for 1 (Abell 112*, Lammonby 101*, Imam-ul-Haq 52) lead Northamptonshire265 (Young 85, Taylor 60*, Overton 5-38) by 401 runs Somerset will go into the final day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Taunton in a strong position, knowing that victory will … Read more