Cricket Done Write

Jonathan Northall
Cricket writing just for you
Created 21 Aug 2021
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  • Gerry Chalk - 'I have slipped the bonds of earth'
    21 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    ‘Flight Lieutenant F.G.H. Chalk is missing.’ So read the bleak note in the 1943 annual report of Kent County Cricket Club. Gerry Chalk was the club’s popular captain who had led his team for two seaso...
  • New Zealand's Greatest Test XI...?
    19 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 0 2
    Fresh from their World Test Championship triumph over India, I have decided to select what I believe to be New Zealand’s greatest-ever Test cricketing eleven. A cricketing minnow for so long, the Blac...
  • For Whom Dobell Tolls
    17 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    I approached George Dobell, ESPNcricinfo’s senior cricket correspondent, for an interview in 2017. Dobell kindly obliged, but I never wrote the intended article. An editorial dispute led me to pull th...
  • When one batter outscored his opponents
    14 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    ICC @ICC There's no stopping Joe Root 🔥 That's Test century No. 23 for the England captain and his third of the series 👏 #WTC23 | #ENGvIND | bit.ly/ENGvIND3 August 26th 2021430 Retweets9,959 Likes I...
  • Kapil’s ‘Striking’ Innings
    11 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    From Gulu Ezekiel’s latest book: Kapil Dev’s 175 not against Zimbabwe at the Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells, Kent in the third Prudential World Cup in England in 1983 saved India from a precarious pos...
  • Lord for a Day
    09 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    For me, there are three cricket experiences that every fan should aim for in their lifetime: 1. Day one of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne 2. Watching an India versus Pakistan ODI or T20 match 3. A d...
  • Imagine strapping on the pads for a new club every week...
    07 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    In the 2019/20 Australian cricket season I set a world record by playing cricket for 11 different clubs across the country while raising funds for mental health. The question I most often get asked is...
  • The Bat
    05 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 4
    I had never taken part in an auction before. I had used eBay for years - how else do I fulfil my obsession of buying cricket books in the name of ‘research’ -but this was an auction with an auctioneer...
  • Community Club Cricket Woes
    03 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    As we celebrated winning two premierships on the same day, we were blissfully unaware of how lucky we were to get the games in. The seriousness of the COVID-19 situation was yet to be fully realised b...
  • Welcome to Vox Cricket 2.0
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello and welcome to Cricket Done Write. This is the second iteration of a cricket writing project borne from COVID-19 last year. If you haven’t read Vox Cricket magazine, then you won’t be aware of t...
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