The Pinch Hitter – Issue 6 out now

The sixth 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)

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2) Via this Paypal button (Paypal account not required)

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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.



Inside issue 6…

Best & Worst: Lord’s finals From thrillers to stinkers

Daryl Mitchell interview The PCA chair and prolific Worcester opener on the game today

Calling The Shots podcast Broadcasters Adam Collins and Dan Norcross present the fifth part of their definitive series on commentary: the disruptors

Emerging from isolation Alison Mitchell on how Guernsey got the game on

When Whispering Death came to Rishton The quickest bowler in the world… pulling a Saturday shift

Trials and retribution Richard Spiller on the old, strange and muchmaligned ‘Test trials’

‘My wife is the only person I allow to repair the hat’ Jack Russell, by Tanya Aldred

The Tebbit test, 30 years on Nikesh Rughani on what it meant to him then, and now

When the English got beat Remembering the greatest day in the history of Scottish cricket

The batmaker’s tale The struggles of batmaking companies in the cricket-less age

Average speeds of bowlers are higher now’ Jason Gillespie on veganism, McGrath and his coaching philosophy

The Pinch Hitter Quiz: Ending in style Steven Lynch on those who went out with a flourish

Happy reading!

Matt Thacker
TriNorth Ltd