The Pinch Hitter – issue 2 out now

The second 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.

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)

Support with PayPal

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.



Issue 2 highlights include:

Calling the Shots: episode 1 of a brand-new podcast from Adam Collins and Daniel Norcross
Sam Northeast interview: ‘There was a time I doubted I was good enough to play county cricket, let alone for England’
The best and worst comebacks
Mickey Arthur interview: managing Pakistan
World According to…Enid Bakewell
Infiltrating the IPL by Kit Harris
Commentary at home, garden cricket and the quest to stay sane by Mark Church
Club cricket memories by Paul Edwards
Lock-Don! The second instalment of Dan Liebke‘s fever dream farce, starring Tony Lock and Don Bradman
In the nets with Ollie Pope
The Pinch Hitter quiz by Steven Lynch

Happy reading!

Matt Thacker
TriNorth Ltd