Blog Archives

‘I Fancy A Day At The….Oh…’

The 2017 County schedule is somewhat quirky. Almost everyone knew this heading in to the season, with dedicated blocks defined for red ball and white ball cricket (both 50-over and 20-over).

It hasn’t always been popular – with some fearing the County Championship has been further pushed to the margins – but even beyond this some scheduling decisions have been odd to say the least.
Read the rest of this entry

The Curious Case of Keaton Jennings

Having registered his third century of the season on Sunday, Durham’s Keaton Jennings has demolished any lingering concerns there might have been that he was some sort of one season wonder.

But what happens next for the talented 24-year-old?

Read the rest of this entry

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.

Read the rest of this entry

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.

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 or find me on Twitter: @RobMcGregor35.

You can also ‘Like’ One Stump Short on Facebook.


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.

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: