English Cricket Takes Its ‘Leap of Faith’

ECB Chief Executive Office Tom Harrison used the term ‘leap of faith’ a little too often for some people’s liking when discussing the proposed changes to English domestic cricket during the past 18+ months.

Many were far from convinced the creation of a new T20 ‘super league’, based around city franchises, was right for the English game. But none the less Harrison, and the ECB, now have the green light to change the constitution and create this new tournament.

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“We’re Talkin’ Softball”

Softball has been inextricably linked with baseball since its invention in 1887 – even acting as the inspiration for one of The Simpsons’ best ever episodes.

Now the ECB seeks to change that; though it’s attempts at doing so might be considered a little clumsy at this point.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 11

Writer and broadcaster Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) of the Freelance Cricket Club Podcast, ESPN Cricinfo and The Guardian is my guest on the first One Stump Short Podcast of 2017!

We discuss the first two weeks of the County Championship campaign, how Durham will cope with their 48-point deduction this season and Will reveals which team has impressed him the most during the opening fortnight.

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ECB Remain Tone Deaf on City Based T20

So it appears the ECB is still determined to drive through a city based T20 competition, despite the serious concerns of a number of counties and fans.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 10

ESPN Cricinfo’s George Dobell joins me on a brand new episode of the One Stump Short Podcast to discuss the ICC’s decision to shelve the proposed two-tier Test system.

We also discuss the future of Twenty20 cricket in England, media coverage and offer a little praise to a County Championship season which is set to go down to the wire

Listen now on Spreaker or YouTube

You can also subscribe to the One Stump Short Podcast on iTunes

Want to get in touch? You can email us at onestumpshort@gmail.com or find Rob on Twitter @RobMcGregor35.

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