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The Cricket Social

The Cricket Social will stream on the BBC Sport website and app, and feature the likes of Jonathan Agnew, Michael Vaughan, James Anderson, Ebony Rainford Brent, Phil Tufnell and Andy Zaltzman discussing the latest news, action and results from Sri Lanka.                         

Basil D'Oliveira receives Freedom of City

When I saw the headline below that Basil D'Oliveira was to receive the freedom of the city it brought a smile to my face. Ten years ago it wouldn't have. As ten years ago I had no idea about Basil D'Oliveira's history and what he'd been through, but then six or seven years ago I read Peter Osborne's brilliant book.   

All Out For Cricket in The City 2018

All Out For Cricket in The City is happening once again this year – and we here at The Cricket Tier are thrilled to let you know it is and support it once again ourselves. Please find all the information for the event below:                               

Virat Kohli’s England run drought – in numbers

Virat Kohli has thrived all around the world in Test cricket – except England. As the Indian captain prepares for his return to English soil, for the Test series starting tomorrow, research from StarPick shows just how badly he struggled on India’s 2014 tour – and how he’ll need to improve this time around.   

'not The Spin' fanzine

I've never really read much about the thoughts of Lancashire Cricket Club fans about their own team, but to be honest it's not actually something I thought I was missing in my life. I've read other general cricket magazines along with match reports on websites and I've listened to numerous pundits on the television give their opinion.   

The Doosra: A new BBC cricket podcast

A new cricket podcast from BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Asian Network features chat, debate and world-class special guests with a focus on the passionate South Asian cricketing community. Presented by World Cup winning England Women’s player Isa Guha, passionate Pakistani fan and stand-up comedian Aatif Nawaz and host Ankur Desai.   

Something always happens!? Eng v Pak

Joe Root has confirmed the team for the first Test Match vs Pakistan that starts tomorrow at Lords, with Dom Bess making his debut and Jos Buttler being recalled. England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dom Bess. 

South Africa's Batting Woes Continue

Australia exposed South Africa's batting problems with a ruthless performance in Durban. The Baggy Greens ripped through the South African line-up with frightening ease. Reverse swing master Mitchell Starc wreaked havoc and had the hosts back in the changing room one after the other.             

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