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So your child has asked about playing cricket, and it’s now down to you as a responsible parent, to find a cricket club that suits you both. So where do you go? What do you need to look for? First of all you want to look for a club that offers a convenient location, good facilities and proven coaching that will help see your child’s progress, from kwik cricket through juniors and into adults. The facilities of the club are important. They don’t have to be state of the art, with bowlingRead More
Vitas Review the Spartan MSD-7 Fighter
Over the season along with Vitas Cricket in Peterborough we’ll be bringing you “Crickets Most Wanted”. Everything from bats to the latest shoes and soft goods. We’re kicking things off with a budget friendly offering from one of the coolest and important labels in cricket right now. The Spartan MSD-7 “Fighter” As with all our most wanted, we’ll have a look at what the company say and then offer up our opinion. What Spartan Say. THE MSD 7 BRAND, IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPARTAN, AIMS TO CAPTURE MS DHONI’S STYLE AND ABILITY THATRead More

Posted On May 27, 2014By Cricket InsightIn Front Page News, General News

The Forgotten Men of English Cricket

The Forgotten Men of English Cricket By Jack Vittles With all the talk of a new era of English cricket after the debacle that was last winter, it is easy to forget the number of player’s that England have let slip through their fingers. England have not coaxed the best out of a number of players for a variety of reasons over the past five years. While the side has been successful pre-Ashes it has been easy to sweep this mis-management under the carpet, however with the 5-0 drubbing DownRead More
Farbrace. A wanted man.

Posted On May 2, 2014By Jack VittlesIn Front Page News, General News

Paul Farbrace – A wanted man.

Paul Farbrace’s appointment as the New England assistant coach may have turned a few heads amongst casual cricket observers, but within the cricketing world Farbrace’s coaching career has long been looked upon with great respect. So who exactly is England’s new No.2? The 46 year old former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper has been appointed as Peter Moores’ assistant after tendering his resignation to SLC. Farbrace was in charge of the Sri Lankan national team for just 4 months but during that time he enjoyed huge success; leading the side toRead More
Jack Vittles Cricket Insight
Our second new writer and contributor for 2014 is Jack Vittles. Jack is a second year History student at Cardiff University, but cricket has always been his passion. When not in Cardiff, Jack lives in Chudleigh in Devon and plays whenever time allows. “As the crippling realisation that I would never be a professional cricketer took hold, I began to extend my writing experience. Since devoting more time to cricket journalism I have had the opportunity to write for DeepExtraCover, and Cricinfo.  I have also been lucky enough to interviewRead More
Cricket Insights Tom Huelin

Posted On March 26, 2014By Cricket InsightIn General News

An introduction to Tom Huelin – C.I Contributors 2014

Over the course of the season you’ll be introduced to many new writers and contributors that will bring you closer to the game. The first of these is the gifted Tom Huelin. Tom is a cricket writer and podcaster based in Southampton, and can often be found in the Ageas Bowl press box during the summer months. Tom is a regular contributor to Deep Extra Cover, and has also written for All Out Cricket and ESPN Cricinfo. Playing cricket at home with his dad while pretending to be a left-handedRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Cricket InsightIn General News, Other Brands

Affinity Spectre Review By Vitas Cricket

We asked Vitas Cricket to take a look at one of the first bats to make it out from new boys Affinity Cricket. The Spectre is Affinity Crickets take on the “low slung” design more often associated with the slower early season English wicket. What seems to be different about their approach is this isn’t a bat for all people, Affinity have targeted the bigger, stronger from foot “v” player confirmed by a starting weight of 2:10. Their focus is all about performance and even stating in their own literatureRead More
Adidas Adipower Review

Posted On March 11, 2014By Cricket InsightIn Adidas

Adidas Adipower Review by Vitas Cricket

Safety is the buzzword in cricket right now if you remove all possible search engine checks for KP and Piers Morgan. But the advancement in helmet safety and a new regulation cannot come a moment too soon. With many new products making their bow in 2014 you’ll also see some familiar faces (shapes too) in the cricket helmet market. We start with picking up on a review conducted by Peterboroughs Vitas Cricket on a shape you’ll recognise as an Ayrtek Helmet. A new ruling has come into place forcing aRead More
Cricket Family stories LB story

Posted On March 18, 2013By Cricket InsightIn #CricketFamily

My CricketFamily Story – Leonie Bennett

My #CricketFamily Story I was 8 when my brother brought me to the cricket to watch a game and suggested that I should play. Because of cricket being so small in The Netherlands I was very lucky that I’ve got parents who are English and come from a cricket family who still wanted to play when they moved to Holland. I always liked watching dad and my brother play. So I started playing at the club where my dad and brother always played. A friend and I were the onlyRead More
Hell 4 Leather Tempo Review

Posted On February 6, 2013By Cricket InsightIn General News

Bat Review: Hell 4 Leather “Tempo” Pro

    What the company said: The Tempo can only be cut from our own oversized clefts, which give this bat a huge spine and enormous sweet spot. Combined with a beautifully balanced pick up this bat is perfect for any cricketer. • Made from our own cut and dried oversized clefts • Premium English Willow • Huge Spine • Bowed Blade • Huge Sweet Spot • Light Pick-up • Shaped Handle     First Impressions: It’s a big bat! Not in the usual “huge edged” looking “very similar” way. You are notRead More
Year round cricket just over 2 hours from the UK! La Manga Cricket Club has pretty much got it made! With a climate conducive to year round cricket and a home ground courtesy of the famous 5 Star La Manga Club Sports Resort, it is little wonder cricket has increased in popularity at La Manga. La Manga Cricket Club has 2 teams playing in the ECCL League and is a host venue for the National Spanish side’s home fixtures. With two available pitches and 4 outdoor nets on site, theRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2013By Cricket InsightIn #CricketFamily, General News

A Bat4Africa: The Interview.

Earlier last week we were able to catch up with the people behind Bat4Africa and not only take a look at the bat itself but get some questions answered about their work and link up with Street Child Africa.  You can also view the work of Street Child Africa at the links provided below. C.I.:                  Firstly thank you for taking time out for the interview   B4A:                  Thank you for asking us.   C.I.:                  Who is behind Bat4Africa?   B4A:                  Bat4Africa is a few people in the cricket bat worldRead More