Cricket with a Cause is all about celebrating how cricket helps to make the world a better place. We’re building a community of like minded people who love these inspiring stories, and you’re invited to join us.

Out of the AshesWhen I first started following cricket, it used to be all about fun, sporting prowess and escapism – the drama and excitement, the twists and turns, the tactics, outstanding performances and characters at the elite level of the game.

Then I read Tim Albone’s Out of the Ashes: the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan Cricket Team, and realised it could – and should – be about so much more than what happens on the field.

Since then, stories of how cricket is used to effect social change have captivated me: whether it be for outcomes in health, equality, opportunities for all, breaking down barriers, democracy, or peace and development, cricket can and does get runs on the board in so many ways that matter more than wickets and trophies.

So that’s what we’ll share and celebrate with you here. Our aim is to be your go-to site for an uplifting read about how cricket is helping to change the world for the better. If you’re interested to contribute to the site, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Check us out on Twitter and Facebook too, where we’ll share relevant news and stories from around the world.

We look forward to getting to know you.

Yvette Hollings

Melbourne | Australia