Peter Baulderstone and the Zestok Orao (Avenging Eagle in Croatian) continue their epic European odyssey with a reflection on a weekend where life reflects sports reflects opportunity, chance and achievements (big and small).
Ultimate Wool Team – Joe Darling: Norwood footballer, Australian cricket captain, wool-grower, paliamentarian, family man (and nude wrestler).
Joe Darling is in the squad of South Australian wool team. He was a leader in many fields, especially cricket (he was Australian captain) and the wool industry in Tasmania.
But he was also a fine footballer and a nude wrestler.
A great extract from a speech given by former Sight Impaired Australian Cricketer, Graeme Innes, at the launch of the All Abilities championships held in the Melbourne Cricket Club’s famed Long Room. Assumptions and discrimination hold so many of us back; “we are limited by the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
With the Ashes behind us, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson on their test careers, Crio ponders what the next generation Australian Test side could look like, after the recent Australian A tour to India
Tonight, Michael Clarke plays his final Test Match. In this touching reflection on family, Josh Pinn reflects on how sporting events can be markers in one’s life, and of how a discussion about Clarke helped he and his brother in a difficult time.
In much the same way as Shane Watson has seen the writing on the wall, so too has MV Younger. Here he notifies Brendan Bolton, James Sutherland and Ange Postecoglou he’s no longer available for selection.
Former Australian and Queensland opening bowler, Tony Dell, explains that the legacy of Phil Hughes’ tragic death can be to show batsmen the importance of good (side-on) technique.
Jeremy Hill on why he believes that not just the result, but the whole Ashes series was a disappointment.
E. regnans asks 49 questions that he believes have arisen out of the recently finished men’s Ashes series.
Sean Mortell delivers his take on Day 4 at The Oval; on what proved to be the final day of a topsy-turvy series. [Wonderful perseverance, Sean – Ed].
Sean Mortell watched day three of the final Ashes test, with Peter Siddle’s unerring accuracy proving a highlight.
Sean Mortell reckons we have seen this all before, except this time it’s the English middle order that’s collapsing.
Australia perform well on Day 1 of the 5th Test but, as Sean Mortell explains, it’s a little too late as The Urn is safely in England’s hands.
There is something so very English about the Oval and its neighbouring gasometers. Like HP Sauce, the Royal Albert Hall, Vauxhalls, Blur and Pink Floyd.
In the aftermath of being all out for 60, Cricket Froth unloads on cricket’s domestic schedule after an Ashes series where only 12 days of a possible 20 have been utilised.
The Fifth Test of the 2015 Ashes series between England and Australia is set to begin Thursday night. Coming to the end. We’d love to publish your thoughts. Let’s get this game well covered. Please nominate a day (or a session!).
How many cabs in New York city? How many questions can a Tuesday carry? Footy, cricket, life… Got any answers?
The Australian Women’s cricket team is presently in England, playing for the Ashes. Their only Test match ended last night, with a big win to the Aussies and David Wilson summaries the match, with links to audio and visual snippets from Canterbury.
In the wake of the Ashes disaster, it is time to lay the blame on somebody or something. Selectors? Batsmen? Or both?
Strange happenings in international cricket governance. How did the “Big Three” (India, England and Australia) land in such a profitable position? What does it mean for the future? Check out Monday’s excellent Four Corners story.