About the Authors

Nesta Quin was born on a starry night four decades ago on the shores of the Parramatta River just a stones throw from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He was educated at Fort Street and Sydney University where he occasionally attended classes when not playing cricket. He has never married, has accidentally sired four beautiful children and is perennially haunted by the memory of repercussions suffered after sledging an aging Jeff Thomson in South Brisbane one sunny afternoon. Although, chronically ergophobic Nesta is currently writing a book about kookaburras, aromatherapy and jelly beans. If you’d like to contact Nesta click here.


The Tooting Trumpet sits in South London and contemplates the great gift that is cricket. You can find me talking about cricket at http://guerillacricket.com/ and writing about it at http://www.theguardian.com/sport/99-94-cricket-blog and http://www.wisdenindia.com/author/garynaylor.

I write about theatre at http://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Gary-Naylor#.U-dDKYBdXE4, football at http://evertonia.wordpress.com/ and other stuff at http://tootingtrumpet.wordpress.com/.

Find me on Twitter @garynaylor999


Rajesh Kannan’s first memory is India’s win at the World Championship of Cricket in 1985, and things have gone downhill ever since. Living in sunny Singapore, he’s spared the jingoism of a national cricket press, but wishes he could just retire and travel to watch cricket full-time. In the meantime, he’s content to catch the game on the tube, and continues his fruitless search for a stroke to match Mark Waugh’s flick off the hips.



  1. Love the blog, great stuff. Thought you might be interested in http://www.cricketyorkshire.com as you’re writing about cricket yourself. We’re also on twitter – http://www.twitter.com/cricketyorks – keep you the good work! If you’re ever interested in writing for Cricket Yorkshire at all, just drop me an email: editorial@cricketyorkshire.com.

    • Thanks John. I’ll have a look at the site.

  2. Hi there,

    We have recently set up Cricket Ireland TV on youtube. See here – http://www.youtube.com/cricketirelandtv & http://www.irishcricket.org .We are the only cricketing governing body making these videos worldwide and the entire project has a budget size of zero with the Producers/Director/Cameramen & Editors all being volunteers which we feel is a fantastic effort. There is a nice mix of viral skills videos, player interviews, tour diaries & celebs backing our boys in green.

    I am wondering if you may be interested in doing a piece on your blog ahead of Ireland’s first game in the world cup on Friday. If you’d like to embed any of the videos onto your site that would be great as well.

    If you need any further information or help with emdedding please don’t hesistate to contact me.

    Kind Regards

    Andrew Leonard
    Cricket Ireland TV
    +353 (0)86-2017109

  3. Hi,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Executive Editor of http://www.CricketCountry.com, which is a joint venture of two global media giants – India’s Zee Group and America’s Mail.com Media Corporation.

    CricketCountry was launched during the 2011 World Cup and became a thumping success attracting 2.7 million unique users and 72 million pageviews during the championship.

    Comscore – global leader in tracking digital marketing intelligence – rated CricketCountry as the eighth most visited sports portal for the month of March. They also rated CricketCountry at No 3 for the time spent on site, ahead of established sites like CricInfo and Yahoo.

    CricketCountry a massive platform presented by Zee and Mail.com to passionate cricket fans. For the first time, cricket fans can go beyond just “liking” or “commenting” on articles written by journalists. Now they can be writers themselves and not only have the satisfaction of voicing their opinion on a meaningful media platform but also find cricket fans respond to their posts. Fans can be sure that their written word is seen and read by people who matter in Indian cricket.

    Young Nishad Vaidya, a 20-year-old collegian, broke the story on CricketCountry about Sachin Tendulkar given out on the basis of a wrong footage. That became international news and, on the basis of CricketCountry’s reporting, the Mumbai Indians team owners have taken up the matter strongly with the BCCI. Today, you could be a Nishad and gain name and fame for yourself.

    Our stories are not only seen and read but also shared by cricket and cricket administrators on social network platforms. Wouldn’t you like to be one of the privileged ones?

    If you think you would like to share your blogs or exclusive writings, do let us know. We are not paying bloggers/writers, but what we would undoubtedly give them is instant recognition on a big platform alongside big names – something that is not possible as a stand-alone blogger or merely commenting on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, we leverage the written stuff across social media platforms. And that means getting your writings across to much bigger audience and thus getting new readers to your blog – if you are a blogger.

    If what I have written interests you, do get in touch with me.




    About Zee:

    Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 80,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,000 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film stars, Zee houses the world’s largest Hindi film library.

    Through its strong presence worldwide, Zee entertains over 500 million viewers across 167 countries, including USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

    Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, Zee’s well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action+, Zee Cafe, Zee Studio, Zee Trendz, Zee Khana Khazana, Zee Salaam, Zee Jagran, Zing, ETC Music and ETC Punjabi. The company also has a strong offering in the regional language domain with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Bangla, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada, Zee Talkies and Zee Cinemalu.

    The Zee stable owns an integrated range of businesses. All of these in singularity adhere to the content-to-consumer value chain model of media and entertainment business. Zee is a pioneer in every aspect of content aggregation and distribution through traditional media like satellite and cable and new media like the internet, in India.

    About Mail.com Media Corporation (MMC):
    Mail.com Media Corporation (MMC) is a leading digital media company founded by Jay Penske in 2004. MMC owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web’s best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. Hollywoodlife, HollyBaby, Deadline,Movieline, TVLine, BGR.com, OnCars, Fan, Young Hollywood Awards, Hollywood Style Awards,Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards and Breakthrough of the Year Awards are all part of the expanding MMC portfolio.
    MMC is a global digital media company with a thriving business operating in more than 80 countries. As the consumption of content online within specific verticals including world, national and local news, finance and money, sports, and entertainment become increasingly global in nature, the benefit of a worldwide network and multi-national platform such as Mail.com only increases in importance and relevance.

    To manage its global operations, MMC currently has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Mumbai and London.

  4. Enjoy reading your blog. I have blogrolled you on my blog


  5. I always wondered who Mouth of the Mersey was. Delighted to find you here! Been an avid (if silent) reader of the cricket pages in the Guardian and yours is one of the names whose comments I always read.

    • Thank you for those kind words Saurabh.

  6. Dear sir,

    I have a Cricket site and would like you to exchange Link With me ?
    My Site’s name is CricFixtures.
    Url: http://www.cricfixtures.com/.
    Description: Cricket Fixtures,Cricket Tours and Calender

    Would you be interested in a link exchange?
    Email us With Your Site Information


  7. Thank you for the nimble weekly summary of worldwide goings on and much else besides.

    99.94 selected as Senior Pro on Declaraion Game http://wp.me/1OY5E

  8. Hello,

    My name is Ross Watson, and I am an Account Executive at Four Coomunications. I was wondering if you would be willing to write a review of a mobile app that I am currently working on called “PlayUp”. I can send you more details if you would like. Thank you very much and I look forward to your reply

    Kind regards,

  9. Hello
    My name is Kevin Pietersen. I run a blog online at http://cricketerdiaries.wordpress.com/
    Soon it will be the most popular blog in the world

  10. Dear Editor,

    I am writing on behalf of SportsKeeda ( http://www.sportskeeda.com ), which is one of world’s fastest growing sports websites and a VC funded venture. We would like to have your blog syndicated to our site, because of the excellent content it provides. We are a community of over 800 writers – including about 200 syndicated blogs, whose articles we publish regularly. We connect with about 3 Million fans and have about 70k hits everyday, which means that we can drive traffic to your site like no one else through back-links provided in your articles and profile page. In fact, we have even doubled or trebled the traffic to some of our syndicated blogs.

    If you are interested in syndication, please fill the form given at http://www.sportskeeda.com/submit-your-blog-feed-2/ so that we could link your blog to our site as soon as possible. Looking forward to a fruitful partnership.


    Content Manager,

    PS: Contact me at kiran@sportskeeda.com for any queries whatsoever.

  11. Have you seen this contest to send a cricket blogger on an all expenses paid trip to the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka next month? I think you guys would be perfect!!


  12. Hi

    I’m looking for a quality website such as nestaquin.wordpress.com to place some advertising on your site. You will be pay to display advertising.

    Let me know if this is of interest and we can hopefully come to some agreement.

    Kind Regards,

  13. Hi there,

    I am working on promoting “Bent Arm and Dodgy Wickets” written by Tim Quelch and published by Pitch Publishing. Would you consider reading and reviewing it? So far we had onl good reviews and even Mark Butcher mentioned us on Twitter. All royalties will be donated to Parkinson’s UK, therefore it would be lovely if you could mention the book.

    All the best,

  14. I LOVE this site. Laughed like a drain (despite never having understood that particular simile).

  15. Loved your site and biggest point is you have still kept this updated since a long time. If I am not wrong I visited your site way back in 2011. Keep loving cricket

  16. I wonder if you (you and you) can be persuaded to take part in the cricket blogger survey that I’m hosting on Declaration Game. It would be great to have you all involved. Thanks Chris

  17. Hi,
    I’m an aspiring sports writer looking to raise my profile in the industry. I have a blog dedicated to mainly cricket and football, and was wondering if you had any insights as to how to get my work more views like you did? I’ll leave my email address here: joerobinson12-5-96@hotmail.co.uk and a link to my blog here:https://joerobinson12596.wordpress.com/

    Thanks for you time,

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