All Out Cricket: Issue 148

All Out Cricket: Issue 148

In the new issue of All Out Cricket magazine we pick out our People of 2016, celebrating the duckers, weavers and high achievers from a turbulent year. Elsewhere we have a candid interview with Jos Buttler who reveals his concerns for the future of the game, Ricky Ponting tells us how he can help Australian cricket, while Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge join forces once again for a trip down memory lane.

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Here are some edited highlights from our final issue of 2016…

“The true glory in Hameed’s rise to England’s youngest Test opener has been the representation of his community. Born and raised in England to a family hailing from Gujarat, where Hameed made his Test debut, his upbringing is equal parts British Asian and Northern Soul.”
Vithushan Ehantharajah profiles Haseeb Hameed as one of our People of 2016

All Out Cricket's People of 2016
Haseeb Hameed kicks off our People of 2016

“Du Plessis doesn’t have de Villiers’ outrageousness, Hashim Amla’s serenity nor Quinton de Kock’s barely legal power. Not for him Graeme Smith’s muscular swagger nor Jacques Kallis’ spooky impenetrability. What he does have is more guts than a slaughterhouse floor. That and an unshakeable sense of what’s possible.”
While Telford Vice picks out South Africa’s new Test captain, Faf du Plessis

“If you look through the greats of the game, how many of those guys are actually back inside the system coaching somewhere? They’re not, they’re all sitting back behind a microphone commentating because they get paid more and it’s less intrusive time-wise.”
Ricky Ponting says Cricket Australia need to incentivise their most respected former players to get involved in coaching at first-class level where they can influence the fortunes of the national team at an earlier stage

“It’s important to remember: we are playing to try and entertain people and make them want to pick up a bat.”
Jos Buttler on what comes next, for him and the game, in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with Henry Cowen

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Jos Buttler on his return to the Test arena

“The best photos emerge from those little touches, and capturing the unexpected.”
The doyen of cricket photography Patrick Eagar describes his favourite piece of work

“I remember Frank Woolley coming up from Canada for the opening of the Frank Woolley Stand and we were bottom of the table. He said something like, ‘This new stand is too good for you lot’. At the end of the year we had won the Championship!”
John Shepherd, along with Derek Underwood and Alan Ealham, look back on the Kent dynasty that won 11 trophies between 1967 and 1978

“We had such a good time, a good life. We beat everybody.”
Desmond Haynes, in partnership with his old partner in crime Gordon Greenidge, remembers the good times

Greenidge and Haynes
Has there ever been a better opening partnership?

“We had players in the dressing room that didn’t move for two hours – Kyle Hogg started the innings in the toilet and didn’t come out!”
Red Rose legend Glen Chapple picks out his big moments from a wicket-laden career

“Standing at the other end and seeing it happen, I really had sympathy for my teammates.”
Alec Stewart recalls England’s decimation at the hands of Waqar and Wasim at Lord’s in 1992

Jack Russell bowled
Wasim and Waqar on the warpath

“Just as new technologies and the DRS has arguably been responsible for a subconscious eroding of the umpire’s authority that’s filtered down to the grassroots game, so this new statement by cricket at large can have its own subtle effect: by reminding players of all abilities that their on-field behaviour matters to us all.”
Ed Kemp reacts to the MCC World Cricket committee’s recommendation, likely to be implemented in October 2017, that umpires be given the authority to send off ill-disciplined players

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