A new cricket season has started, well at least for the First Class Counties, though I have anecdotal evidence that pre-season school matches have become the casualties of some appalling weather that has blighted us this Spring.
Some schools have ventured further afield to Dubai and Spain for instance, to ecperience warmer weather now that foreign travel without restrictions has become more readily available.
Along with a new season, the website is undergoing an overhaul. This is beacause of security issues on the website. Please bear with us over the next few weeks while this is done.
The new Wisden is published next Wednesday and your correspondent will be attending the launch and will report on this in two weeks time. In the meantime, the Natioanl Schools T20 starts next week with record entry of 198 schools and for the first time, all the competion details can be found online. The website is https://www.schoolssports.com/CompetitionMicrosite/CompetitionIntro.asp?TID=National-T20-Schools-Cricket