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Hello, I am Rick Eyre and this is  rickeyrecricket.com

This website is a collection of my thoughts and observations on cricket over the years. Shortly I will be adding a subscriber-only blog hosted by Patreon. Watch this space for details during November 2019.

As always, the best place to catch up with me is on Twitter at @rickeyrecricket. If you have the Telegram messaging app (and I highly recommend it), I have a read-only news channel at @rickeyrecricket and feel free to catch up with me there at @rickeyre.

I also have a page on Facebook and on Instagram

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Rick

Blog

Much of my bloggage and other material, some dating back to 1996. (While I am rebuilding my website, much material prior to 2015 can be found here.) Please use the Categories, Archives and Search facilities and take a look around.

A hundred

The Hundred is a camel designed by a Horse Committee. A Horse Committee specially convened despite all the perfectly fine thoroughbreds grazing the paddock.

Steve Smith wins the 2019 Midwinter-Midwinter

Australia’s Steve Smith is the winner of the Midwinter-Midwinter for 2019. Smith accumulated the most points during the 2019 Ashes for the Best-on-Ground awarded on each day of each of the five Tests as announced on the @rickeyrecricket Twitter account. Smith, playing his first Test series since his twelve-month suspension for a Cricket Australia Code of Conduct …

Don Bradman’s eleventy-first birthday, a thread

On the occasion of the 111th anniversary of Donald George Bradman’s birthday – August 27 2019 – I searched up a number of unusual non-cricketing items about The Don from contemporary newspapers, with thanks to the National Library of Australia’s glorious Trove database: Happy eleventy-first birthday to Sir Donald Bradman. Being born on August 27 …

About

Rick Eyre has been following cricket for more than 45 years, and has been writing about the sport on online social media and throughrickeyre_20120117 his own website since 1994. One of a group of people internationally who built Cricinfo (now ESPNCricinfo) into the world’s dominant cricket website in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Rick was one of its first full-time staff members and its first editor.

Rick’s online feature. Today In Cricket History, was created in 1992 and published as a paperback in 2009. It was the initial basis of Rick’s cricket website which was first created in December 1994.

Rick has written about cricket for sporting websites including Crikey, The Roar and iSportconnect, and has taken part in media interviews ranging from Australian community radio through to the BBC. He operated a website specialising in women’s cricket news, cricketwoman.com, in the early 2000s. In 2005 he created the first podcast specialising in cricket, “The Net Sessions”. Rick was featured in the 2006 Wisden Almanack report on cricket on the internet.

Today Rick actively talks about cricket through his blog and his verified Twitter account @rickeyrecricket. Rick’s tweetage is followed by many of cricket’s most influential people and is often quoted in online sports media, and achieves more than a million Twitter impressions each month.

Rick lives in Sydney, Australia on land traditionally owned by the Wangal people of the Eora nation. He follows the Sydney Thunder and New South Wales women’s and men’s cricket teams and is a passionate supporter of the worldwide development of the game.

Much of Rick’s by-lined work for Cricinfo can be seen here.

Rick was interviewed for the website Bettingrunner.com in April 2016.

Contact details for media or business enquiries can be found here.