The inaugural issue of the Pinch Hitter, an interactive digital magazine, is now available to read via the link below.
The magazine was set up in response to the current pandemic and the knock-on effect this has, and will continue to have, on freelance writers. You can read more about the birth of the Pinch Hitter here.
SUPPORT THE PINCH HITTER
In order to fund this in the short term, TriNorth Communications (who produce the Nightwatchman and Wisden Cricket Monthly as well as The Blizzard and Gridiron magazines) staff have sacrificed 20% of their salary.
It will not be possible to fund the Pinch Hitter without additional income forever of course. You are able to support the Pinch Hitter, either by making a one-off donation, donating every time you read an issue, or paying whatever you can afford whenever you can afford it.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
1) Via direct bank transfer to the Pinch Hitter’s bank account (This is the best way to donate because bank fees are lower than PayPal fees)
Account name: Pinch Hitter
Sort code: 400517
Account number: 71515934
2) Via this Paypal button (Paypal account not required)
ALL of the money that goes from the general public into the Pinch Hitter bank and PayPal accounts will be used to continue producing the Pinch Hitter, paying freelancers worldwide to write brilliantly about what they love.
THE PINCH HITTER – ISSUE 1
***CLICK HERE TO READ ISSUE 1 OF THE PINCH HITTER***
Issue 1 highlights include:
Jon Hotten looks at the cover drive, the shot that stops the world
Daniel Gallan on how cricket prepares you for lockdown
The best and worst pinch hitters
Gary Ballance talks to James Buttler about being snubbed by England
The Don Bradman-Tony Lock sitcom you never knew you needed
A Cricket Life: Ian Gould
The parlous state of amateur cricket
Learn to rip it like the Rashids
Calling the Shots: a brand-new podcast from Adam Collins and Daniel Norcross