Wonders of the Cricket Pitch

Fans of cricket rejoice, Dr James (who studied the dynamics of cricket pitches for his PhD) has recorded a lecture on the various issues of engineering and cricket for all to enjoy. Dr James is our resident ‘Public Engagement Tsar’ having presented to a countless number of dignitaries at prestigious societies and institutions and numerous science […]

Charting Inventiveness in Cricket Bats

Introduction In some spare time a few years back I began to compile a record of patents relating to cricket bats. I now have a near definitive record for all patents published. Analysis of this data threw up a number of trends and notions around the inventiveness and capacity to invent in cricket playing nations. Some […]

Cricket bat innovation smothered by Law 6

In October 2008 the Marylebone Cricket Club changed Law 6 of the Laws of Cricket. Law 6 concerns the bat, what it’s made from, how its made and even how it can be repaired if damaged. Two innovations in bat manufacture sparked this rare reaction from the MCC,  these laws aren’t changed very often. Since […]