Cricket with a Cause celebrates the many ways cricket helps make the world a better place. We’re building a community of like-minded people who love to create and read inspiring stories about cricket. Check out our contributors below.

Out of the AshesWhen I first started following cricket, it was 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 or have a story we should cover, please get in touch.

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


Dylan batting, with a ball hitting him in the stomach.Dylan Nichols

Dylan approaches writing as he does his own cricket career, with great aspirations that have no relationship with reality or ability.

After a youth spent trying to work out how many pieces of lego he can fit in his mouth (23), Dylan had an often hilarious amateur football career before moving to the UK.

Once there, his longing for team sport drew him to the gentle proceeds of village cricket and a lifelong passion for the game and all it can achieve.

Dylan is a founding member of The Quokkas Cricket Club, commentates on games for White Line Wireless and occasionally makes pithy remarks about it on The Roar.