Category Archives: Cricket

The Big Bash League is lying to us

I’ve been to the Melbourne Derby of the Big Bash League. Great atmosphere. Perfect family-friendly sporting event. Non-stop crowd engagement and loads of pyrotechnics and colour. There were 37,000-odd people at the MCG during that game. The Melbourne Stars won … Continue reading

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The 2nd Ashes Test – The Things That Go Unnoticed

Shane Watson and Brad Haddin’s absence from the 2nd Test brought some fans joy, ambivalence or anxiety. Many were joyful at Watson’s overdue dropping from the Test team. Haddin left himself out for family reasons but with a very capable … Continue reading

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The Ashes 1st Test: Cheap suits, card tricks and Draco Malfoy

Sadly for Australia it was an all too familiar scene. A low total required on the last day of a Test Match for victory only to fall agonizingly short. Unbelievably, cruelly, throw-the-remote-through-the-TV-screen short. So in the wash-up, the DRS system … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: 15/03/2013

It’s been a long time between drinks. Too long, in fact. We can think of no better way than to introduce a brand new – but more importantly – regular segment: Friday Funnies! We’re scanning the web to bring you … Continue reading

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Australia and New Zealand’s Great Rivalry

I love New Zealand. Great place. Great people. More than any country (even Mother England or the Yanks) Australia can turn to New Zealand (and vice versa) when the going gets tough. They also boast the single greatest burger joint on … Continue reading

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Cricket: a girlfriend’s perspective

I think it is very important to understand your partner’s interests. It helps you to bond and it’s nice to be able to have a conversation about hobbies and likes. Understanding their interests can help you learn more your loved … Continue reading

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Long Live Test Cricket

In an era of instant gratification, where activities and events that entertain the eye and not the mind reign supreme, the wonderful and compelling game of Test Match Cricket struggles to keep pace with its contemporaries. Yet in the last … Continue reading

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The Australian Test Team Selection Dilemma

With the summer of cricket fast approaching the Australian sporting spotlight is now shining squarely upon our boys wearing Baggy Green caps. With the recent Test series over in South Africa now in the books, MoTD look to wade through … Continue reading

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