Equipment

MAY 24, 2014

The absent cricket ball

Samir Chopra: A cricket ball at home would make daydreaming a little easier; its concrete, tangible presence would make intangible visions easier to construct
A cricket ball can be a souvenir, a memento, an icon © Liam Herringshaw
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APRIL 20, 2014

From hockey sticks to whalebone

Nicholas Hogg: Bat-making as a craft has undergone revolutionary changes and then some since the days of Hambledon
APRIL 09, 2014

Cuban cricket

Bat up, Cuba

T20 cricket has been dubbed the best vehicle to sell the game across the far reaches of the globe. But what happens when the bug bites but the players do not have the requisite equipment to mimic Chris Gayle's monstrous hits or Lasith Malinga's searing toe-crushers? A town in Cuba faced this conundrum but Scyld Berry's column, in the Telegraph, explains how a charity has taken responsibility of supplying the locals all they need to fuel their passion for cricket.

To see the impact of the arrival of four quality bats in Guantanamo was heart-warming, even for a bowler, and of the first cricket helmet the players had ever seen. A useful addition, because the first ball of our middle-practice - just short of a length - went three feet over the batsman's head.

MARCH 06, 2014

Who cares about bats anyway?

Nicholas Hogg: We don't think much about our bats, do we? No, not much at all
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