Declaration Game came into being at the end of the 2011 English cricket season as an outlet for a cricket obsession.
I talk about the blogging and cricket in this Reverse Swept Radio interview.
A selection of comments on Declaration Game:
I thought it [Ashley Giles owes me nothing] was an unusually good piece.
George Dobell, Senior Correspondent ESPNcricinfo
..a true labour on love
Chris Turpin, Executive Producer, National Public Radio
[It’s] often about some pretty esoteric things. It’s certainly unique.
Dare I say it, he’s approaching Moneyball territory [on What is an Opening Batsman?]
Nishant. Editor, AlternativeCricket.com
the blog is excellent. It’s a neat trick to be able to get personal stuff in with your reflections on wider sporting world – when it works, like your blog does, it adds the sort of personal nuance that can be enlightening. More importantly, it’s an excellent read, which is all that really matters!
Nick Godfrey, International Editor, Racing post
I read Declaration Game to help me get to sleep at night.
Rick Halkon, Coaching and Sports Development Officer and Cheshire Coach of the Year
You have been banned for the following reason. Consistent advertising and despite warnings continuing to do so. Date ban will be lifted: never.
My cricket pedigree
Playing honours: Cheshire County Cricket League – 4th XI Division 5 Champions, 2009
Cheshire County Cricket League – Over 40s North-East Group Champions, 2010 & 2011
Cheshire County Cricket League – Over 40s Play Off Winners, 2011
Representative honours: Buckinghamshire U12 v Northamptonshire U12, 1981
Cricket administration: Fixture Secretary, Turl CC (2001-12)
Qualifications: ECB Coach Award (UKCC 2)
Other awards: Cheshire Cricket Board Coach of the Year (2016)
Eddie Harrop Plate – Sale CC Clubman of the Year (2017)
Photographic credit: How did that one get through? George Franks