The Cricket Paper: Lord of the Flies – Entrenching the hierarchy

 

• A version of this article was originally published in The Cricket Paper on 30 March 2018. To access the original, and to subscribe to my weekly column, please click here.

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The Cricket Paper: This sporting life – How T20 reflects the lure of the private sector

 

• A version of this article was originally published in The Cricket Paper on 16 March 2018. To access the original, and to subscribe to my weekly column, please click here.

The Cricket Paper: Is it time we stopped trying to make our sporting heroes role models?

 

• A version of this article was originally published in The Cricket Paper on 19 January 2018. To access the original, and to subscribe to my weekly column, please click here.

The Cricket Paper: Behind the scenes – women in county cricket

The business of sport is dominated by men.” Clare Connor, director of England women’s cricket at the ECB and the only female member of the ICC’s Cricket Committee, wasn’t spouting feminist opinion when she made this statement, merely a simple truth. The Women’s World Cup is just around the corner and with reports of record ticket sales, the state of the women’s game on the pitch is arguably in a healthier state than ever before. But what of those off it?

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The Daily Mail: How England bowler Katherine Brunt shed the burden of bullying to face the Aussies

Katherine Brunt, England’s passionate opening bowler, never set out play to play cricket.

Not seriously at least. ‘I never saw cricket as a long-term career,’ says Brunt.

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The Independent: Natalie Sciver is going places thanks to roving lifestyle

Natalie Sciver was just another fan when, along with two and a half million others, she tuned in to watch England beat Germany for the first time in 31 years at the Women’s football World Cup last month.

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The Independent: Record-breaker England must halt to win the Ashes

English cricket is seeking solace after the debacle at Lord’s but while the men were left bruised and battered by Mitchell Johnson, for the women, who begin their Ashes series on Tuesday, the name that strikes fear into the hearts is Meg Lanning.

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The Independent: Anya Shrubsole’s plans in full swing for Ashes assault on Australia

Walking into the kitchen of the Shrubsole family home on the outskirts of Bath you’re met with all the day-to-day trappings one expects of urban life. A closer look however and it dawns, this is no ordinary household. Tucked away behind the fruit bowl and perched next to the toaster a tall, gleaming, jewel-studded trophy sticks out. The engraving on the base gives the game away: 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Player of the Tournament – Anya Shrubsole.

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