The Cricketer is the world's oldest and best-selling cricket magazine. Established in 1921 The Cricketer has been at the heart of the game for 100 years.

Today, it is the pinnacle of cricket coverage, comprehensively covering county cricket and all levels; from international all the way to club, village and schools cricket.

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In every issue you’ll find a host of the finest writers and brightest minds in cricket, with monthly columns from the brilliant Mike Selvey; peerless Barney Ronay; ex-England captain Nasser Hussain; insightful Tanya Aldred; and memories from writer and author Gideon Haigh – not to mention the hottest takes from our very own Chief Correspondent George Dobell.

That’s on top of features and analysis from a host of excellent guest contributors, match reports of the biggest international, county and club matches, quizzes, book reviews, obituaries and more stats than you can shake a short-handle at.


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County cricket covered

Journalism’s best and most exhaustive package of county cricket coverage. All 18 counties featured every month: including diary, player interviews, match reports and deep dives on the counties

Unrivalled columnists

As well as some of cricket's most vibrant voices like Barney Ronay, Tanya Aldred and our very own George Dobell, The Cricketer is now the exclusive forum for the thoughts of Mike Selvey

Thought-provoking features

From hard-hitting opinion on the state of the current game to speculation on its future and stories from its past, you'll find a feast of features from a range of writers

The international game

Find in-depth reports and player ratings from international cricket's biggest matches and tournaments, together with the up-to-date player statistics and world rankings in all formats

Monthly regulars

Each month a celebrity outside the world of cricket tells us why they love the sport; Facing Up is a straight Q&A interview; while My Favourite Cricketer does exactly what it says on the tin

Guest contributors

Our pages are a who’s who of the game's greatest names and voices. Think the likes of David Gower, Mike Brearley, Vic Marks, Derek Pringle, Tim Wigmore, Jarrod Kimber, Mark Baldwin and more

Ask Nasser

What have you always wanted to ask a former England Test captain? Now's your chance to ask Nasser Hussain your burning questions on cricket past, present and future

The Window

One of the world’s best contemporary cricket writers Gideon Haigh celebrates the visual imagery of our great game, talking us through various favourite photos from the sport's past

The regulars

No issue of The Cricketer would be complete without a selection of your letters, book reviews, obituaries, quizzes and crosswords. Plus, news from the global, club and village game

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