My Favourite Cricketer

My Favourite Cricketer is a Special Series of feature articles written by some of the best cricket writers and bloggers in the world today.  It's been masterminded by Matthew Wood of Balanced Sports and Dave Siddall or World Cricket Watch, and you'll see it featured on many of the leading cricket blogs on the internet.

We're extremely proud of our new concept, and this page is the introduction to decades of happy memories.  We love these guys - everything they were, are and mean to us.

Our exciting lineup of cricket writers changes day by day.  If you'd like to be a part of "My Favourite Cricketer", please email Matthew at balancedsports (at), or Dave Siddall at worldcricketwatch (at)

28th May 2011: Brian Lara by Dave Siddall of World Cricket Watch
5th June:  Allan Border by Ben Roberts of Balanced Sports
12th June: Douglas Jardine by Dave Green of The Reverse Sweep
26th June: Curtly Ambrose by Matthew Wood of Balanced Sports
1st July: Sachin Tendulkar by Subash Jayaraman of The Cricket Couch
7th July: Sir Ian Botham by Jonathon Kilroy
14th July: Shane Warne by Murray Middleton of World Cricket Watch
21st July: Rahul Dravid by Sujith Krishnan
29th July: Wasim Akram by Blaise Murphet of World Cricket Watch
4th August: Glenn McGrath by Gary Naylor of 99.94
11th August: Ed Giddins by Nick Harrison of Harris Sportsthoughts
18th August: Adam Gilchrist by Will Atkins of The Short Midwicket
25th August: Angus Fraser by James Marsh of Pavilion Opinions
1st September: Paul Allott by Jonathon Howcroft of The Back Page Lead
8th September: Tim Bresnan by Len the Yorkshire Kit Man of Last of the Summer Whine
15th September: Sourav Ganguly by Christopher David of Poshin's World
September 22nd: Boonie David Boon by  Jimi Stephens of World Cricket Watch
Septmber 29th: Herschelle Gibbs by JLaw of Wicket Maiden
6th October:  Bob Woolmer by Hendo from Test Match Sofa
13th October: Darren Lehmann by Daniel Gray of World Cricket Watch
20th October: Kumar Sangakkara by Nishant Joshi, editor of Alternative Cricket
3rd November: Justin Langer by Sarah Robinson of Slowly Learning the Offside Rule
10th November: Andy Bichel by Nicko Hancock of The Sledge
17th November: Chris Tavare by cricket writer Gideon Haigh
24th November: Gavin Larsen by The Man in Beige
8th December: Ray Bright by Dan Lonergan of ABC Grandstand
23rd January 2012: Chris Pringle by Mykuhl of Cricketgeek
2nd February: Anil Kumble by Rishabh Bablani of The Cricket Nerd
16th February: Shoaib Akhtar by Assad Hasanain of AssadHas
1st March: Stuart MacGill by Kristian Gough of The Wrong 'Un
14th March: Michael Vaughan by Max Benson of Test Match Sofa
28th March: Graham Dilley by James Morgan of The Full Toss 
11th April: VVS Laxman by Minal of Granger Gab
25th April: Hansie Cronje by Purna Hassan of Cricket Minded

 And watch out for articles coming soon from: 
Dan Norcross of Test Match Sofa, Steffi Wes of Play for Country, not for Self, Glenn Mitchell, freelance sports broadcaster, Wasim Akram by Masuud Qazi of Bloody Cricket and Tabrez of Stani Army.