Raf Nicholson


Double-headers don't help women's cricket anymore
Double-headers don't help women's cricket anymore

They are poorly publicised, don't make sense to the fans for a number of reasons, and do little to increase the game's supporter base

CA has stolen a march on the ECB by live-streaming women's cricket
CA has stolen a march on the ECB by live-streaming women's cricket

This year's WBBL has demonstrated CA's lead in making women's cricket visible to a wider audience. The ECB must follow suit

Where are the women on England cricket's power list?
Where are the women on England cricket's power list?

A magazine's recent ranking of the game's influential figures reveals just how much women's cricket has lost

The Women's Super League is a hit
The Women's Super League is a hit

The crowds have come in in their thousands, the matches are exciting, there's young talent in the ranks. Pity it's not on TV

Bring on the Super League
Bring on the Super League

League cricket has had a presence in the women's game in England for dozens of years, and the KSL looks set to build on that tradition

Letting go of Lottie
Letting go of Lottie

Charlotte Edwards influenced not only the women's game but also those who covered it

Women's pay should not depend on results
Women's pay should not depend on results

Professionalism means rewarding your players well irrespective of on-field results. Australia has set a good example

What have we learnt from the Women's World T20?
What have we learnt from the Women's World T20?

The WBBL helped West Indies but maybe not Australia. And double-headers may be redundant now

Women mean business too
Women mean business too

That the women players flew economy class to India for the World T20 shows that the ICC still has much to do to establish equality with the men

Is women's cricket moving into a more competitive era?
Is women's cricket moving into a more competitive era?

More series wins like India's in Australia are needed to ensure a more level playing field and competitive tournaments

The women's Big Bash rings in a new era
The women's Big Bash rings in a new era

The tournament's success is hugely encouraging. Finally the women's game is being understood and appreciated for what it is

Olympic cricket? It's a yes from the women
Olympic cricket? It's a yes from the women

The women's game will gain hugely, in funding and exposure, if its played in the quadrennial global event

Should women's teams be coached by women?
Should women's teams be coached by women?

It's likelier that an international women's player will be more familiar with the female game, but the answer's not straightforward

Don't give up on England's women's team
Don't give up on England's women's team

The last 12 months may have been ordinary, but the fans, media and broadcasters should not lose faith in the team

Make the multi-format points system universal
Make the multi-format points system universal

Cricket boards can take a cue from the success of the women's Ashes to make bilateral series more exciting

What will the new league do for women's cricket?
What will the new league do for women's cricket?

Can it provide a viable new tier in addition to county cricket and the international game?

New Zealand's frustrating decline in women's cricket
New Zealand's frustrating decline in women's cricket

Through the 1990s and 2000s, they were very competitive on the field and progressive off it, but lately they are lagging behind in both

Why cricket needs women's Tests
Why cricket needs women's Tests

Apart from the fact that they are exciting, intense encounters, getting rid of them might spell doom for the format across all cricket

Why I am a cricket-feminist
Why I am a cricket-feminist

Women need to hold more top positions in administration, and sexism at all levels must be tackled

Why wasn't England v India a multi-format points series?
Why wasn't England v India a multi-format points series?

The future of the women's game is tied in to whether all boards agree to adopt this system