One could be forgiven for doing a double take at reading the scoreboard. After such a resounding victory in Centurion, the Australian batsmen meekly surrendered to the tune of a huge 231 runs at St. George’s Park on day four of the second test. Continue reading Cricket: Australia v South Africa: Tables turned, Proteas humiliate green and gold tourists
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Cricket: 1st test, Australia v South Africa: Johnson’s 12 wicket haul stuns already shocked Proteas
Confidence was never in doubt in the Australian camp as they began the first test at Centurion February 12th. On the other side of the coin, South Africa held the mantle of the top-ranked test team.
Inside of four days of test cricket, one team stumbled but recovered in spectacular and dominating fashion. The other, so enamoured by what they saw from the visitors, fell and did so with little grace. Continue reading Cricket: 1st test, Australia v South Africa: Johnson’s 12 wicket haul stuns already shocked Proteas
Sochi 2014: Torah shines Bright in the half-pipe
To represent your country at the highest level of competition is an absolute honour – to share a part of the spoils even more so.
Overnight, Australian time, snowboarder Torah Bright secured her second career Winter Olympics medal, claiming silver in the women’s half-pipe, with American Kaitlyn Farrington taking the gold. Continue reading Sochi 2014: Torah shines Bright in the half-pipe
Cricket: WNCL T20: Queensland breathe fire over Meteors for maiden state title
Queensland Fire batsman Delissa Kimmince put on a show at the WACA on Friday, pummelling her way to a match-winning 78 from just 52 balls as Queensland took a resounding seven wicket victory and a maiden WT20 title. Continue reading Cricket: WNCL T20: Queensland breathe fire over Meteors for maiden state title
Cricket: England’s tour from hell is over
It started before the first test at the Gabba – but in reality audiences tuned in on November 21, 2013. Never would anyone – even the Australian fans – have picked such an accomplished demolition job of the opposition as the final result. Continue reading Cricket: England’s tour from hell is over
Cricket: Where has the notion of “select the experienced” gone?
Well, one answer could be nowhere. The experience still exists, but is forgotten amidst the desire to select the brightest prospects as mere “pups”.
Ten years ago, Australia’s test side was comprised of experience, runs and depth. Continue reading Cricket: Where has the notion of “select the experienced” gone?