The latest edition of All Out Cricket is out on June 9 and it’s a performance special. We’ve got all the tips from the top, with expert advice from Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Stuart Broad and many more.
There’s also a revealing interview with England’s latest hero, Jonny Bairstow, a piece on Len Hutton on the anniversary of what would have been his 100th birthday, and features on Essex’s recent success and the retirement of Charlotte Edwards.
The magazine is out on Thursday June 9. You can find it in WHSmith, Asda, Nisa, One Stop, McColl’s or Spar, or you can buy it direct from us here.
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If we can tempt you to part with your cash and buy a copy of our excellent magazine, here’s a little bit of what you’ll find inside it.
“Yes I do want to keep wicket, yes I will keep keeping wicket and we’ll let other people chat what they want to chat.”
Daniel Brigham enjoys a conversation with Jonny Bairstow about wicketkeeping, rugby and Ray Mears.
“Only when you know yourself can you know how to bat.”
Kicking off our performance special, the runmaking behemoth that is Kumar Sangakkara tells us how to make runs. Could come in useful…
“That Edwards achieved everything in her career with such charm, modesty, respect for her sport and consideration made it impossible for all but the most chauvinistic oberservers to be won over.”
That’s your Lottie. David Tossell looks at life after England’s recent leader
“I knew it was going to be a challenge to coach West Indies but I thought I could do a good job.”
This month’s ‘Under The Lid’ sees Scott Oliver learn all about England’s bowling coach Ottis Gibson
“You need to surround people with positivity! Keep ’em energised!.”
Phil Walker goes to Chelmsford and chats to chairman John Faragher, among others, about Essex’s success in 2016
“‘It was something I thought about last year,’ said Maynard after passing his test.”
Matt Maynard’s passed his PCV Coach Driver test and we wouldn’t miss a hot piece of news like that
“When Bayliss said he wanted Buttler to go out there and play, get rich and enjoy himself, he was consciously shaking up the bottle for the genie to escape.”
The IPL is subject of ‘The Moment’, by Phil Walker
“Jones can consider himself particularly unforunate not to have earned a Test cap given that he represented England in a five-day match not given official Test status, against a Rest of the World XI in 1970.”
Alan Jones is in our Ten of England’s greatest uncapped players
“All players with longevity, especially batsmen, evolve and adapt either through choice or necessity. But the contrast between the perky up-and-at-em Colly seems at odds with the backs-to-the-wall defender.”
In John Stern’s ‘Stern Words’, it’s time to praise Paul Collingwood
“I think that psychology is, as Amanda likes to say, about process not outcome. It’s about putting myself in a position to bat well. I won’t always, but I won’t be getting in my own way either.”
Psych Club! And runs for many of our guinea pigs, would you believe it!
“We were paying two or three people and it was getting us nowhere really.”
Loughton CC, in Essex, are this issue’s ‘Club of the Month’
“Sunderland have battled relegation for four or five years now and never get any better. Wasted optimism.”
The Black Cats are Chris Rushworth’s biggest dissapointment in ’21 Questions’
“My father did not speak easily of his achievements. By nature, he was taciturn and reserved. He preferred to let his bat do the talking.”
In the month that would have brought his 100th birthday, Richard Hutton writes about his father, Sir Leonard
“Darren Thomas, our 12th Man, brought a rum out to the middle for me but he stumbled on the way out and spilt it. He brought out another but the moment was kind of spoilt a bit!”
Matt Maynard remembers passing 52 Glamorgan centuries in ‘The Definitive’
“It was the summer of Right Said Fred, the Chippendales and two magnificent slaps of batting masculinity: Graham Gooch and Robin Smith.”
Rob Smyth’s Golden Summer, of 1991, is just beautiful