All Out Cricket: Issue 150

All Out Cricket: Issue 150

In the latest issue of All Out Cricket magazine, out March 9, we consider what the appointment of England’s new captaincy duo – a batsman of celestial class, an allrounder of estimable brass – could do for Test cricket in this country. “OK, so he’s captain, but he’s still Joe Root,” Ben Stokes tells us. “And Joe Root knows what to do.”

We also reveal the hotly anticipated results of the AOC Gear Test, David Gower majestically talks us through his most memorable knocks and T20 tearaway Tymal Mills tells us how to mix fire and ice in our coaching section.

The magazine is out on Thursday March 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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Here are some choice cuts from the latest issue…

“I’ve heard people throw around this idea that Test cricket is dying; well, I’ve been quite vocal in saying that as players we desperately don’t want that to happen. We wanna be winning and doing it in a way that attracts people.”
Ben Stokes on what we can expect from England with him and Joe Root at the helm

Stokes and Root
England’s new order

“At the minute commentary seems a better job than playing. It’s like cricket without the fielding!”
Rob Key on life behind the mic in ‘Under The Lid’

“Mongoose’s ad campaign saw Marcus Trescothick, or ‘The Goosefather’, donning a tuxedo, complete with the tagline: ‘I’m gonna make the bowler an offer he can’t refuse.'”
We pick out a selection of the wackier bat innovations in ‘The Ten’

“How many times can you ask Darren Bravo ‘What becomes of the broken hearted?’ on an appalling phone connection before it gets awkward? I am (I assume) the best-qualified person on Earth to answer this. But I still don’t know his answer.”
Ed Kemp picks out his most memorable war story as we celebrate our 150th issue by looking back at our biggest hits and misses

AOC at 150
AOC at 150

“The next morning I realised a lot of was hanging on my innings but I was never one to overthink things. At the end of the day I walked off thinking, ‘That’s entertaining, that will do’.”
David Gower picks out his greatest hits

“The second Test was played in Faisalabad, a three-hour journey across the parched countryside. We travelled under military escort, led by a truck with a mounted machine gun and paramilitaries in black fatigues.”
In ‘My Golden Summer’, Luke Alfred looks back at South Africa’s 2003 Test series defeat in Pakistan and a cultural experience that few cricket writers have had the opportunity to repeat since

“The languid limbs, the rhythmic approach, the tall delivery stride – watching Cheatle bowl is a joy before the ball has even left her hand. Better still is what happens up the other end.”
Adam Collins picks out Aussie left-armer Lauren Cheatle in our list of the most exciting young women’s cricketers in the world

Best young women's cricketers
Women’s cricket’s top young guns

“I trust my slower delivery now, it’s pretty much my best ball, but you can’t overuse it because batsmen can just set themselves.”
T20 gun Tymal Mills on how to bowl the perfect slowie

“An appalling menace. Wrap the thing in an orange boiler suit. Gigantic edges, serious heft and a thinnish handle feels like you’re swinging a wardrobe lodged on a kebab skewer.”
The Spartan Dre Russ 4 features in our top 20 bats at the AOC Gear Test. But where does it finish?

AOC Gear Test 2017
The results are in!

“I remember Paul Nixon leading the conga around the Grace Road boundary and supporters climbing on top of the sightscreen and falling asleep because they’d drunk so much.”
Darren Maddy and his former teammates remember a golden period in Leicestershire’s history in ‘County Dynasties’

“With the team motto of ‘We’re here to sheikh things up a bit’ written on a large St George’s flag, the lads looked a bit out of place in the Emirates Business Class Lounge.”
What goes on tour, stays on tour. Adam Hopkins picks out club cricket’s tours de force

AOC 150 cover
AOC 150

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