BBC Test Match Special: New Zealand v South Africa, Tri-Nation T20 Women’s Series, 20 June 2018

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra – Test Match Special: Tri-Nation T20 Women’s Series
New Zealand v South Africa
20 June 2018
Taunton, Somerset

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Sky Sports: Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-Final – Hampshire v Yorkshire

Sky Sport Cricket: Royal London One-Day Cup 2018
Semi-Final: Hampshire v Yorkshire
18 June 2018
The Rose Bowl, Southampton

The Guardian: Australia begin new era with low-key win over Sussex at convivial Hove

Australia 277-9; Sussex 220 – Australia win by 57 runs
Marcus Stoinis’s steady hundred sets up victory

There are some sporting spectacles where crowds are attracted more for the occasion than the sport itself. This one-day tour match between Sussex and Australia, innocuous enough when the fixture was first scheduled, was one such occasion. Sometimes they are drawn to the presence of a great player, or one on the precipice of a major landmark. This match, however, was notable not for who was here but who was not.

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The Independent: The ECB’s 100-ball propaganda target betrays a worrying mindset

Women are at the heart of driving innovation in cricket – they are not being deterred from it because it is too difficult to understand

I was seven years old when I learnt the cub scout motto: be prepared. It seemed simple enough – a concept which any kid, or mum, might easily embrace. It is worrying therefore that the England and Wales Cricket Board’s most recent proposals, to make “cricket as simple as possible” so that even “mums and kids” might understand it, appears to be lacking in this most basic of areas – preparation.

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BBC World Service: Stumped – The Toughest Job in World Cricket?

BBC World Service: Stumped – The Toughest Job in World Cricket?
BBC World Service
21 April 2018

Taking on the role of Australia’s men’s head coach is a daunting task. In the week Cricket Australia meet to discuss the process of recruiting a replacement for Darren Lehmann, we debate who are the frontrunners for the job.

South African batsman Aiden Markram reflects on his blistering start in international cricket.

And find out more about the ultimatum issued by the Afghanistan Cricket Board to some of its star players.

The Cricketer: Inside Cricket Podcast – The English Season

The Cricketer: Inside Cricket Podcast – The English Season
The Cricketer magazine
9 April 2018

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Jack Brooks and Isabelle Westbury to preview the domestic season and ask if there is ball tampering in county cricket.