It has been one of the most emotional weeks of cricket during my lifetime.
I did not know the man Phillip Hughes – aka “Hughesy” or “Boof” – but I saw him play many times live and on TV. The situation that unfolded this week, bringing the cricket world to a standstill, truly hit home when I attended a women’s Twenty20 game between the South Australia Scorpions and the Australian Capital Territory Meteors on Friday, at Adelaide Oval No. 2, behind the spectacular main ground. Continue reading
The cricket world is hurting this week. I’m hurting. The news rocked us all.
The age of 25 is far too young; what hurts even more is the death was on a sporting field, with the sportsman doing something he loved. Continue reading
As the traditional form of the game, test cricket is not something that can – or should – be radically altered.
Now, though, that scene has the potential to change. Continue reading
Australian cricket saw what could be considered its best summer last year – the last one came against India just a couple of short years back.
Breaking down the constituents, one topic of interest has seemingly plagued journos, critics and fans alike; why is there so much talk about the choice of a front-line spinner? Continue reading
Throughout the course of the tournament, the quality of the performances was high, and the games enthralling. Forget that the crowds were small, or that most overseas viewers could not tune in visually until the semi-finals. Continue reading
Australian Twenty20 captain George Bailey had big shoes to fill, after the national side won an astonishing 12 of 13 games against England during the recent summer.
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
Talk to Australian cricket fans this season and they are well divided over the domestic structure. However, the much more condensed one day competition has its benefits as we get ever closer to the Cricket World Cup.
Playing all 36 games over the space of the month lets two things happen; there is a sole focus on red ball cricket for the majority of the season, and this is a great advantage to those players looking for a spot in the test team. Continue reading