The Pinch Hitter – Issue 7 out now

The seventh and last 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 the Pinch Hitter, TriNorth Communications staff sacrificed 20% of their salary.

What we intend to do, having distributed almost £10,000 to freelancers over the last three months, is to keep on asking those freelancers to pitch to us, but guide them towards our other products – Wisden Cricket Monthly and the Nightwatchman, the Wisden Cricket Quarterly.

And we are asking you, our readers, to transfer your allegiance to these publications so that we can continue to support the freelance community. You will find subscription offers and a number of other offers throughout issue 7 as well as free sample editions of Wisden Cricket Monthly and the Nightwatchman. Please do take a look.

If you would like to make a final donation to the Pinch Hitter, 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)

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Inside issue 7…

Best & Worst: innovations Ideas aren’t always as smart as they sound…

Calling The Shots podcast Broadcasters Adam Collins and Dan Norcross present the final part of their superb series on commentary

Ian Chappell: the conscience of Australian cricket The great Australian skipper interviewed

“Blimey, I think I was good to watch” Ted Dexter, in his own words

Getting on with the game! It’s Bumble, and it’s live: part one of our Test series preview

Windies: Next Gen Former Windies batting coach Toby Radford on the tourists’ batsmen

The groundsman’s tale Simon Lee, pitch curator for the Ageas Bowl

Turf flaws Tanya Aldred on the challenges of modern pitch maintenance

Monuments of age Dan Gallan on the vexed issue of cricketing statues, and their absence in South Africa

Aesthetic tension Is there room for aesthetics in the chaotic modern game?

‘I’ve got unfinished business with the game’ Monty Panesar opens up on life after cricket

The Pinch Hitter Quiz: Losing streaks Steven Lynch on the most magnificent bad trots in cricket history

Happy reading!

Matt Thacker
TriNorth Ltd