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Essex FINALLY apologise for beer poured on Muslim player

Essex FINALLY apologise for Bob Willis Trophy celebrations that saw Will Buttleman pour beer over Muslim team-mate Feroze Khushi, as captain Tom Westley vows the players will be ‘more responsible for their actions’ Essex captain Tom Westley has apologised for their celebrations on Sunday Will Buttleman was pictured pouring beer over a Muslim team-mate’s head Feroze Khushi looked uncomfortable, and […]

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Perry out again and summer in doubt

Superstar all-rounder Ellyse Perry has re-injured the hamstring she had surgery on earlier this year and won’t play any of the remaining four games against New Zealand. Perry, who suffered the serious injury during the T20 World Cup and missed Australia’s victory in the final, had been training with the Australian squad in Brisbane and was hoping to play in […]

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‘Be better’: Storm over cricket photo

Essex County Cricket Club has been accused of cultural insensitivity after securing the Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s on Sunday. Created after the coronavirus lockdown, the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy is a one-off, first-class cricket tournament to replace the County Championship. In last week’s final between Somerset and Essex, former England captain Alastair Cook rewound the clock, scoring 172 in […]

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Sad truth behind Dean Jones’ smile

The sudden passing of Dean Jones last week was followed by an overwhelming response from the global sporting community. Cricket greats and close friends paid tribute to a pioneer of the sport, whose Test career was arguably cut short in his prime. Jones was inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame in 2019, and is remembered as one of […]

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