Cricket Weekly Column: Cricket World Cup Round Five Roundup

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the fifth edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the weeks biggest cricket stories and games.  This week, there is eight games to cover with the battle for semi-final qualification heating up! Thursday June 27 India v West Indies at Old Trafford India: 268/7 (Kohli 72, Dhoni 56no, Roach 3-36, Holder 2-33) West Indies: 143 (Ambris 31, Pooran 28, Shami 4-16, Bumrah 2-9) Full scorecard: https://www.cricketworldcup.com/match/8225 West Indies took on India at Old Trafford, with a loss for the Windies meaning…

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Cricket Weekly Column: World Cup Round Four Roundup

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the fourth edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the weeks biggest cricket stories and games. This week, there is eight games to cover and as well as the downfall of one of the favourites for the World Cup….. Thursday June 20 Australia v Bangladesh at Nottingham Australia: 381/5 (Warner 166, Khawaja 89, Soumya 3-58, Mustafizur 1-69) Bangladesh: 333/8 (Mushfiqur 102no, Mahmudullah 69, Stoinis 2-54, Starc 2-55) Full scorecard: https://www.cricketworldcup.com/match/8217 After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia’s deadly…

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Cricket Weekly: Cricket World Cup Round Three Roundup

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the third edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the weeks biggest cricket stories and games.  After a week of bad weather, the sun returned to the Cricket World Cup much to the relief of cricket fans and the ICC after copious amounts of complaints from travelling fans for not having reserve fixture days. This week, there is eight games to cover including a showdown between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Friday June 14 England v West Indies at Hampshire Bowl West…

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Cricket Weekly: Cricket World Cup Round Two Roundup

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the second edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the weeks biggest cricket stories and games. The weather took a toll on half of this week’s fixtures in the Cricket World Cup as games between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, South Africa and West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and New Zealand versus India were all washed out. However, there is still plenty to cover in a week which saw England return to form and a clash between old rivals India and…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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