EFL: Croydon ready to dish out the blues in 2015

Croydon players go in for the ball against North Ringwood (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Croydon players go in for the ball against North Ringwood (photo: Davis Harrigan)

(first seen HERE on the EFL website)

In season 2014, coach Paul Newlands wanted his Croydon men to go all the way to the Grand Final.  They started off in fine style, with seven straight wins, each one of them bigger and better.

Having had time to build up a platform to go big was key to the approach last year for the club, says Newlands. Continue reading

CWC 2015: Sri Lanka: Mentally tough, physically awesome

Tilakaratne Dilshan plays away on the off side (picture: AFP)

Tilakaratne Dilshan plays away on the off side (picture: AFP)

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They’ve safely qualified for the quarter-finals.  Only Australia and New Zealand were able to defeat them comfortably; everyone else hasn’t really come close to the high-flying Sri Lankans.

Much of the credit can go to the incredible, well-oiled machine that is Kumar Sangakkara.  Four centuries, an average of 124, and 496 runs during the tournament have made a supreme statement of the class of the 37-year-old that he’s not stopping just yet. Continue reading

EFL: Countdown to Season 2015: 37 days to go: Montrose

Montrose goes h2h with Vermont in the 2014 finals series (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Montrose goes h2h with Vermont in the 2014 finals series (photo: Davis Harrigan)

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Choose Tap” Countdown | Montrose Football Club

Coach Brett Johnson has belief for Montrose.  Since arriving in 2012, the club has seen great consistency with finals appearances since 2010 – with the ultimate prize coming in 2013; a Division 2 premiership and a promotion to Division 1 in the Eastern Football League. Continue reading

CWC 2015: Associates tell ICC cutting World Cup teams is wrong

George Dockrell celebrates in triumph at the World Cup (photo: AFP)

George Dockrell celebrates in triumph at the World Cup (photo: AFP)

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Why the associates have sent a strong message to the ICC: “don’t take away our spots in the World Cup.”

It took just five matches before an associate nation decided that sitting in the shadows was going to be a thing of the past.

That team was Ireland, whose emphatic win against the West Indies was a testament to four years of hard work leading up to the World Cup. No longer was such a win an upset, instead the premise of building an organisation that wanted to achieve success. Ireland made the history books well before that though, beating England in 2011 and Pakistan in 2007 – something no-one was expecting at the time. Continue reading