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Welcome to the new website for rickeyrecricket.com

I am rebuilding the website into a collection of all my thoughts and observations on cricket over the years, as well some new work. There’s a lot of archival material still to be added. Today In Cricket History is currently off-line but I intend to bring that back with a fresh look in the future.

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

See you soon
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.

Moments on the #BBL08 fixture announcement

A moment from Twitter AU in which no less than five of my tweets get a quote:

Abraham Benjamin

This is the way to announce your retirement these days: I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK — AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018

On the banning of the #sandpaper3

Today’s sanctions, imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft by Cricket Australia, are not about a botched roughing of a cricket ball. That was dealt with by the ICC the other day. Today’s sanctions were about conspiracy. About the dishonest confession of that conspiracy.

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 achieves more than a million Twitter impressions each month.

He is developing an advocacy project under the title “The Scoreline Diminishes” relating to humanitarian programs involving sport, including cricket.

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.