Cricket: Twenty20 bowling “101”-is it really that hard?

Dale Steyn v Mitchell Starc (photos: Getty Images)

Dale Steyn v Mitchell Starc (photos: Getty Images)

Recent performances in world Twenty20 cricket – especially with the ball – has got me thinking; is there anyone in a national side that still knows how to bowl a good yorker or land it on an uncertain length for a batsman consistently?

Mitchell Starc can hardly be forgiven for his penultimate over debacle against the West Indies in the World Twenty20Continue reading

Ice Hockey: Mustangs have orange in their blood for 2014

Mustangs v Ice, 2013 (photo: M. Lyons/Triple M online)

Mustangs v Ice, 2013 (photo: M. Lyons/Triple M online)

Last year, the Melbourne Mustangs missed out on finals only at the final hurdle – but the 5th place finished always said bigger and better things were to come.

Ice hockey is still a growing sport in Melbourne, but each year it does so more rapidly.  Major sponsor and now naming rights partner for the team MOAT has done such a fantastic job over the last six months in revamping the “baby club”.  Continue reading

Cricket: BHRDCA: Forest Hill claim silverware and piece of history (McIntosh Shield)

Forest Hill: McIntosh Shield Champions (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Forest Hill: McIntosh Shield Champions (photo: Davis Harrigan)

It may have taken 36 years, but the Forest Hill Zebras finally claimed another McIntosh Shield title, defeating Vermont by 46 runs at Morton Park on Saturday.

Under overcast skies the Shield game started early, to make up lost time from day one.  With all other finals completed, the crowd almost doubled on last Saturday’s patronage. Continue reading

Cricket: BHRDCA: McIntosh Shield almost gets wet on day one

Forest Hill captain Ben Johnston (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Forest Hill captain Ben Johnston (photo: Davis Harrigan)

For the 24 hours prior to Saturday, March 15th, weather forecasts were very closely monitored.

It was a day of firsts for the Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association to start the Grand Final weekend.  Not only were the patrons at the ground witness to a high quality game, but so were people at home or on mobile, courtesy of a live streaming service. Continue reading

AFL: Leppitsch at the Lions helm is a positive for 2014

Leppitsch at Lions Training (photo: News Ltd/Steve Pohlner

Leppitsch at Lions Training (photo: News Ltd/Steve Pohlner

(from the mouth of a Lions fan)

In sport, experience matters when it comes to leading a list of players.  Each AFL team has around 40 of them; that’s a handful.

For the Brisbane Lions, a new approach with Justin Leppitsch may just be the kickstart needed after two years on the fringe, coupled with some disappointing results. Continue reading