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The Surprising History of Women’s Cricket by Julian Norridge

“Prizes ranged from a barrel of ale and a plum cake to 11 pairs of gloves and pieces of lace.” Julian Norridge discovers the joys of women’s cricket from the 18th century and the rewards of winning in January’s issue … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Why fielding positions have their names

“The adjective ‘silly’, to describe a dangerously close-in position, was popularised, if not invented, by the Australian team which toured England in 1878.” In December’s The Cricketer, Steven Lynch discovers where cricket’s quirky fielding position names come from.

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