Rick Eyre has been following cricket for more than 45 years, and has been writing about the sport on online social media and through his own website since 1994. One of a group of people internationally who built Cricinfo (now ESPNCricinfo) into the world’s dominant cricket website in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Rick was one of its first full-time staff members and its first editor.
Rick’s online feature. Today In Cricket History, was created in 1992 and published as a paperback in 2009. It was the initial basis of Rick’s cricket website which was first created in December 1994.
Rick has written about cricket for sporting websites including Crikey, The Roar and iSportconnect, and has taken part in media interviews ranging from Australian community radio through to the BBC. He operated a website specialising in women’s cricket news, cricketwoman.com, in the early 2000s. In 2005 he created the first podcast specialising in cricket, “The Net Sessions”. Rick was featured in the 2006 Wisden Almanack report on cricket on the internet.
Today Rick actively talks about cricket through his blog and his Twitter account @rickeyrecricket. He is developing an advocacy project relating to humanitarian programs involving sport, including cricket.
Rick is available for paid writing and research work. He lives in Sydney and follows the Sydney Thunder and New South Wales women’s and men’s cricket teams.
Much of Rick’s by-lined work for Cricinfo can be seen here.
Rick was interviewed for the website Bettingrunner.com in April 2016.