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The Summer of Cricket – Part One Sri Lanka

August 30, 2011 1 comment

So we have the first cricket of the season (I know it’s not summer, but we’ll start here anyway) following the Argus Review, which has shaken up the whole sport, and hopefully made some immediate changes for the better. I’ve decided to do previews of the season, starting with the Sri Lanka tour, then the South African tour, the home tests, and finally the Big Bash. We start in Sri Lanka, and the First Test already has some interesting points coming from it. Read more…

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Will we ever get out of this spin cycle?

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Just under four years ago a guy from St Kilda retired from international cricket. His name was Shane Keith Warne. Four years and ten attempts later, Australia still haven’t found their next great spinner, and from all indications, the hunt will continue for some time. Read more…

Johnson and Harris rip through Poms to level the series

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Australia have leveled the Ashes series at 1-1 following some fantastic bowling from Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris, and strong batting from Mike Hussey.

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Australia look for a taste of the local Beer

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Australian selectors have thrown another spanner in the works, selecting unheralded West Australian Michael Beer for the Third Test against England. Beer, who moved to Perth this season after battling away in Melbourne Grade Cricket for years, has played only five first-class matches, with a modest record of 16 wickets at 39.93. Along with this, Beer’s much talked about local knowledge could be limited, having played only three matches at the WACA, and it yet to take more than three wickets in an innings.

Despite one selection shock, the remainder to the changes to the side were quite unsurprising, with Phillip Hughes, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus called in to replace the injured Simon Katich, and the dropped Xavier Doherty, Marcus North and Doug Bollinger. Read more…

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