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THE CRICKETER: APRIL 2017

Here's what's in this month's mag...

Time to kick off the cobwebs, take the coffin out of the loft and pick the mothballs off your woolly pully. Summer’s coming, along with the April edition of The Cricketer! Hooray.

For the biggest, most in-depth County Championship preview one could imagine, just tear into your polybag (also housing our hugely popular summer fixture wallchart) and enjoy Mark Baldwin and Richard Gibson’s exhaustively researched county previews.

'A renaissance angel clad in white with hair of spun gold'

David Gower is 60 on April 1. No, that’s not a joke. Simon Barnes has written a sublime portrait of England’s golden great for us.

Speaking of Gower, we are hosting an evening with the man himself next month. David will be sharing his memories and experience and answering your questions. Not one to be missed.

Barnes also kicks off a new series, ‘What If’, wondering what might have happened if Shane Warne had caught Kevin Pietersen at slip for only 15 at The Oval in the 2005 Ashes Test.

‘Cricket was all I knew from four onwards’

Tanya Aldred is a lovely writer, and she has interviewed England’s great discovery, Haseeb Hameed, for us.

Elsewhere we also get to know Notts and England seamer Jake Ball, who helped The Cricketer with our Village Cup draw at Lord’s.

Ian Bell and Ashley Giles have recreated their alliance at Warwickshire and they tell us why they are confident of a fine season.

'When he was playing for West Indies it was box-office stuff'

Alex Tudor’s favourite cricketer is Brian Lara… he tells us why.

Only Fools and Horses star John ‘Boycie’ Challis tells us why he loves cricket. “Marlene!"

In ‘Facing Up’ we put MJK Smith, England’s captain on the 1965/66 Ashes tour, in the chair.

Huw Turbervill also profiles Glamorgan in The County Set.

We hope you agree that we have all bases covered – have a great month…

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