Gemma Wright
Freelance Cricket Journalist, TV and Film Producer

Entries by Gemma Wright

RIP Winston

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2016 | (20:53)

Winston Anthony Cozier has left this world. Many cricket fans will read today about his contribution to the coverage of the game, about his inimitable voice being the soundtrack to many childhoods, and about how much poorer the world of cricket will be without him. All of these things are...

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No Whitewashes, Just the Ashes

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2013 | (00:00)

It would be an outright lie if I said I didn't care who wins the Ashes. I wear a Team Cook t-shirt, not Team Clarke. But I certainly don't want to see a 5-0 whitewash of the Aussies. A close fought series, a taster of which we had at Trent...

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England v New Zealand, Round Two

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2013 | (15:01)

England have named a 12 man squad for the first Test against New Zealand which begins Thursday at Lord's. Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann return from elbow injuries, with Monty Panesar the only man to miss out from England's last Test match, away to the Black Caps in February.

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(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (09:21)

With Twenty20 most definitely here to stay, International cricket tours now have to accommodate all three formats of the game. There is no standard pattern for how many matches of each form are included, nor which order they are played in, but international cricket boards could do worse than base...

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Mind Over Matter

(1) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (14:11)

I've done things on a whim before; bought that dress that was too expensive, or had that second (OK third) slice of cake. But Leicestershire cricketer Matt Boyce is about to come to the end of a slightly more serious 'whim'. In the middle of the 2012 domestic cricket season,...

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Such a Hard Job

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2012 | (19:58)

England national spin bowling coach Peter Such talks to me about his career, coaching, and the torture of batting!

What exactly does your new job entail?

In many ways it's not a new role for me. I have been doing it on a part time basis for the last two...

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Disappointed Cavendish, Disappointing Coverage

(2) Comments | Posted 28 July 2012 | (17:34)

After just one day of the Olympics it is already clear that the coverage will be on all day every day in the background in our flat. It's a strangely familiar scenario, long summer days of sport half watched whilst decorating, writing, reading the paper, or... just about anything else.

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Let the Games Commence!

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2012 | (03:00)

I think I deserve an Olympic medal. I certainly thought that at 12.40am this morning after I had sat through every moment of the opening ceremony of London 2012. But then I guess nearly 27 million others would get the same medal of endurance, and it wouldn't be quite so...

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TMS Star Agnew on Cricket and Commentary

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2012 | (21:04)

As BBC Cricket Correspondent and flagship presenter of the institution that is Test Match Special, it is easy to forget that Jonathan Agnew also used to play cricket. When I had the chance to witness the ex England and Leicestershire bowler at work in the commentary box, I took the...

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All Hales, No Gayles

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2012 | (18:19)

On a day when the English weather held off long enough to allow a full game to finish of this forgettable West Indies tour, there were no Gayles but plenty of Hales.

England opener Alex Hales made the highest ever score by an Englishman in an international t20 to guide...

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Does This Innocent Bystander Have the Dream Job?

(1) Comments | Posted 9 June 2012 | (16:25)

Travelling the world watching the game you love and making a tidy living from it sounds like a dream job doesn't it? Avid cricket fan and prolific tweeter, 'Innocent Bystander' does just that. He told me about his career as a cricket trader.

I love my job: it's the best...

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No Win No KP

(1) Comments | Posted 8 June 2012 | (15:33)

The phrase 'cutting off their nose to spite their face' has been used in abundance in the last week in relation to the story that Kevin Pietersen has retired from international limited overs cricket. But there's a reason for that: it fits. And not just for south-African born KP, who...

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Tony Cozier Talks Cricket

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2012 | (21:50)

As the West Indians arrive in the UK to prepare for their Test series against England, legendary Caribbean cricket commentator Tony Cozier talks about his life in the great game.

It is difficult to pick a favourite memory in cricket because there are so many. It's been a long...

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Warwickshire CCC Captain Jim Troughton Talks About His Hopes for His Second Season in Charge

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2012 | (18:47)

As the County cricket season gets underway, Jim Troughton talks to me about his hopes for his second year as captain of Warwickshire.

I think Warwickshire have a very good chance of winning the Championship this season. We can take confidence from a great season last year where...

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Day 3 in Galle: Trott KP Partnership Keeps England's Hopes Up

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2012 | (13:56)

England are keeping a thin grasp on the first Test in Galle, thanks to a partnership between Pietersen and Trott that took them to close of play on 111-2.

Earlier in the day, it took England until half an hour before tea to dismiss the Sri Lankan tail. Three...

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Day Two in Galle: England's Bowlers Keep England in the Game

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2012 | (14:55)

A dramatic second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England saw 17 wickets tumble for 306 runs. England demonstrated little improvement to their batting against spin in the subcontinent, as they were bowled out for 193 in under 50 overs, gifting the home side a lead of...

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Day One in Galle: England v Jayawardene

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2012 | (18:49)

It was England versus Mahela Jayawardene on day one of the first Test in Sri Lanka. Having lost what looked to be a crucial toss, Strauss and his men faced a long hot day in the field. However, Anderson struck early, twice in two balls of his second over, to...

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Is Sachin Tendulkar the Greatest Batsman of our Generation?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2012 | (20:37)

It would be hard to argue that Sachin Tendulkar is anything other than the greatest batsman of our generation. The stats speak volumes. Louder than the cheers that rocked the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka when the Little Master finally reached the unprecedented landmark of 100 international 100s. Forget...

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What Do England Have to Prove in Sri Lanka?

(1) Comments | Posted 14 March 2012 | (13:00)

2012 was always going to be a tough year for the England cricket team. With two subcontinent tours and a home series against the number two test team in the world, it's a tough line up, even without the added pressure of their recently attained number one test team status....

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