One of games hot topics, ‘the death of test cricket’, was again brought into the limelight following protests prior to the start of the 5th Ashes Test at The Oval. Channel Gem reported encouraging viewing figures from last night however, with almost 900,000 Australian’s tuning in to watch the baggy greens take control of the… Read More Pitch Doctoring – The loss of a venue’s identity
Mitchell Marsh looks set to turn down the riches of the Indian Premier League in favour of a summer on the English County circuit. This could prove to be a shrewd career move given the all-rounder’s recent omission from the Australian Test team. The timing of Marsh’s announcement is particularly apt given the recent release… Read More Cash or Career? The difficult choices
As the English media revel in the success of their latest “golden generation”, the finger pointing has started in Australia amidst reports of backroom unrest, a disruptive WAG presence and Michael Clarke’s imminent retirement. With talks of an Australian post ashes clean out gaining momentum, the big question is, where to next? The Oval: Avoiding… Read More Where to Next?
The first day of Trent Bridge was perhaps the most sobering day of test cricket in Australia’s history. But let’s face it, as sobering as it was, if you haven’t already turned to the drink you’re a stronger person than I am. Resist all sudden urges to head to “the gap”. Life is not over. … Read More Dark Days Ahead
If I can steal your attention away from Lenny Kravitz’s penis for just one moment, there’s a serious game of cricket starting at Trent Bridge today (8pm AEST). Swapping those infamous leather pants for the more relevant red Duke, Australia must find their feet fast if they are to overturn their 2-1 series deficit. Just… Read More Sink or Swim at the Bridge
Encouraging participation figures have emerged from Cricket Australia’s latest census, with diversity being attributed for the recent success. This again begs the question, why has the International Cricket Council reduced the World Cup 2019 from 14 nations to 10? You only have to look at the ICC’s website to see how much this decision conflicts… Read More Diversity in Australia, but why not the World Cup?
The silver lining in England’s dominant Edgbaston win is that it was over in 3 days. Some may not see this as positive, but let’s face it, an extra two days to figure out how to hold a bat can’t be a bad thing for the Australian’s. Too much? Probably. But with Steve Smith scoring… Read More Silver Linings