Stand For Cricket

Stand for cricket…on Thursday wherever you are in the world @ 10am stand up in silent protest for the game we all love.

cricket with balls

On Thursday the 20th August, the first day of the final Ashes Test, I’ll be outside the Oval at 10am, with other cricket fans. We’ll be standing for a three minute silence to protest the Big 3’s silencing of the rest of the cricket world. We’ll be standing to #changecricket. Here is why I’ll be standing.

When I was 27 I was parking cars for a living.

Then, cricket.

Three years on I’d written for Wisden, published two books, and played cricket on the Nursery Ground at Lord’s.

A few years on from that I’ve travelled around the world with cricket. I’ve commentated the close of a Test match in South Africa. Seen India v Pakistan on three continents. Saw perhaps the most agile streaker ever in New Zealand. Got smashed in the nets of Arun Lal’s cricket academy (after bowling one dream leggie). Chatted to a…

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