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Posted On November 21, 2014By Cricket InsightIn Behind the bench

Behind the Bench with Julian Millichamp

A master. Julian Millichamp is one of a handful of podshavers that have a genuine right to that title and to be classified as such. A founder of Tauntons famous Millichamp and Hall, he went on to etch Pumas name into the cricket world journals. Players none more famous than Adam Gilchrist used his bats to destroy bowling attacks with confidence and ease before Julian set up Screaming Cat Cricket in Australia and soon shot to the top of the wanted list of cricket bat aficionados the world over.  Podshaving is an art-form and Julian MillichampRead More
Behind the bench with Podshaver Paul Aldred.

Posted On November 19, 2014By Cricket InsightIn Behind the bench

Behind the Bench with Paul Aldred.

In the first of a series we look at the men and woman behind the benches of batmakers large and small. Over the course of however many months or years we’ll introduce you to the people that play their trade with a drawknife in hand and focus on those capable of making a cricket bat entirely by hand, keeping the tradition of pod shaving alive. In this first episode we head to Derbyshire to visit former first class cricketer Paul Aldred. Paul now spends his time still heavily involved in theRead More
Cricket Insight Article

Posted On October 23, 2014By Cricket InsightIn Most Wanted Reviews

The Hell4Leather Devil. Our opinion & review.

Bargains often come in the shape of items no longer wanted or that a company looking to cut their losses on stock that simply did not sell as expected. But every once in a while you get something genuine, something worthy of comment and it leaves you asking why it’s priced as it is?. The offering of the “Devil” bat from Kent based Cricket Bat manufacturer is just that.. a bargain. A bat that cannot be described as cheap as that would do a disservice to the pod shaver that hasRead More
Orthosole Test and Review Cricket Insight
There were times I felt my lower back waging war on the rest of my body. It wants me on my hands and knees then to curl up and forget about bowling, to forget about standing and just surrender. I need support, reinforcements in the shape of painkillers, anything to endure the final overs of the game. Like many over the course of a cricket season we mask our niggles, “man up” when necessary and try to ignore the pain caused, all the way from the head to the toes. Headaches form,Read More
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