The curious choice of an overseas player

At Vitality Blast Finals Day last weekend, there were numerous world superstars on show: Jos Buttler, Tymal Mills, Jerome Taylor and Moeen Ali to name but a few. Surprisingly, there was one side without an overseas player in their squad. Sussex had used the same two international players in their group-stage campaign – Tom Bruce…

Cole – Mining for Runs

Cole Campbell, a promising young opening batsman, attends Hampton School in South-West London, and plays for Hampshire’s 2nd XI.  Cole rushes into our interview in an out-of-breath frenzy, having come straight from cricket training, despite the looming darkness of winter which sifts through the windows of where we sit. Hard work, he tells me, is…

Roland-Jones stars as Middlesex claim title

As the curtain fell on the 2016 County Championship, old-Hamptonian Toby Roland-Jones was in the process of tearing through Yorkshire’s tail end to win Middlesex’s first title for 23 years. Roland-Jones had played a vital part in Middlesex’s possible victory, and had grown to become a key man in his sides’ campaign. Playing as an…