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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. Commencing December 2019 I have a subscriber-only blog hosted by Patreon which will operate in conjunction with this site, which will be mainly archival. Go to patreon.com/rickeyrecricket for more details and to sign up.

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

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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.

Mitchell Starc wins the 2021-22 Midwinter-Midwinter

Australia’s Mitchell Starc is the winner of the Midwinter-Midwinter for 2021-22. Starc accumulated the most points during the 2021-22 Ashes for the Best-on-Ground awarded on each day of each of the five Tests as announced on the @rickeyrecricket Twitter account. Starc took 19 wickets at an average of 25.36 across all five Tests while his valuable late-order …

83, a film review

 Warning: if you don’t want to know who won the 1983 Cricket World Cup before seeing “83” then stop reading here.  Behind-the-scenes sports documentary series weren’t a thing in 1983, so in 2021 director Kabir Khan attempts to fill the void with “83” – the fictionalised account of the Indian cricket team’s unexpected triumph in …

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“. This podcast series resumed in 2020. 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 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.