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Cricket: Not So Much The ‘Gentleman’s’ Game Anymore

Shaun Marsh in action against India in 2011

The first game of Test cricket was played in March 1877, between Australia and England.  Charles Bannerman scored the first ever Test century-165 not out-and Australia won that game by 45 runs.  (The first international match was played between Canada and the United States in 1844)

What a way we’ve come since then.  We’ve had the addition of cricket-playing nations (there are 10 now), new technology, one-day cricket (and coloured clothing), rule changes, third umpire, the white ball, and numerous other items. Continue reading Cricket: Not So Much The ‘Gentleman’s’ Game Anymore

Cricket: What has Twenty20 cricket changed?

The introduction and subsequent explosion of Twenty20 cricket onto the international stage saw radical shifts in the nature of all forms of the game.  The smash and dash three hour time slot of the game has given rise to new innovate and risky strokes, clever and unique strategies, as well as giving Test cricket a much needed spark.  However, T20 cricket brought about one thing: money. Continue reading Cricket: What has Twenty20 cricket changed?