As a celebrated writer and author of 11 books on cricket, Stephen Chalke has the game lodged deep in his heart. This is his account of a life spent entangled amongst the sport’s humble roots.
We’re worried about participation down here in Wiltshire. The clubs are all running their under 13s and under 15s, but too many of the youngsters are drifting away from cricket in their late teens and early twenties. It’s too long a game for people with busy lives, they say. In Bristol they are even floating the idea of turning their Saturday league into a Twenty20 competition. (more…)