Issue 67 (it’s issue 65 really but shhh) is now at the printer. It may well be the most packed SPIN yet with 77 out of 84 pages devoted to cricket writing (more writing than etc.).
The mag is a 100% filler-free zone.
It will be available in many, but by no means all, good newsagents at the end of June but, if you have problems getting a copy, call us on 07932 164 222.
Issue Two of TaleSPIN, the four page supplement to SPIN, will again be included only with subscribers’ copies in this month’s issue. It includes a detailed analysis of one county’s rise from the depths, that most difficult of things – a review of a book that we didn’t really enjoy – as well as other fascinating stuff.
Spin 67 Contents:
The Ashes of the Golden Goose
The real reason why the ECB is putting their greatest brand asset at risk.
19 Things Glen Chapple Told us this month
The Lancashire captain explains why Lancashire’s title defence isn’t over and explains what it’s like being a bowling captain.
Man in a Suitcase
George Dobell on the KP one-day cricket affair.
The House considers England’s 50 over plans.
Nick Sadlier’s series preview and player-by-player analysis of South Africa.
Firdose Moonda traces the varying routes to the top taken by Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.
Crispin Andrews talks to Ian Bell and considers how it may well be that it is his performance in India this winter that defines his legacy.
I Was There – Trial by speed.
The real story behind that evening at Old Trafford in 1976.
Follow the Money
Firdose Moonda investigates the chaos and corruption at the heart of Cricket South Africa that has been masked by the excellence of the team.
IPL5 – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Nick Sadlier says IPL5 carried all that is good and bad about competitions awash with money. Matt Wiggins analyses which players justified their salaries.
The Statistical Revolution
Hoffie Lemmer presents a [much-needed] new bowling performance assessment method.
Twenty 20 Evolution
SPIN looks at how Twenty 20 tactics have evolved and spekas to some winners about what it takes to succeed. Lizzy Ammon talks in-depth to the Charlie Dagnall about his experience of winning the cup.
Mr. County Cricket
Lizzy Ammon talks to Gordon Hollins, ECBs’ Managing Director of County Business, about the Morgan Review and the future of the county game.
Test Match Special – and some Sofa too.
Gemma Wright spends a day behind the scenes at Test Match Special while George Dobell laments the attitude of the “establishment” towards the other TMS – The Sofa.
Kim Jones reviews “The Plan” by Steve James.
The Ump looks at Twitter fines and the history of cricketers speaking out.