Sean Curtain’s title is self evident. Need we say more?
Matt O’Connor joins the rest of Australia in worshipping at the Clarke shrine. Not that we ever doubted him.
Peter Baulderstone’s joy at England’s humiliation in Adelaide, has been matched in recent memory only by the Dockers implosion on Grand Final day. Are there common causes in their joyless approach to the game?
Rulebook Ashwood is not happy – with the cold weather; the careless Australian batting and most particularly the slow drop-in pitch. He is happy with the English fielding.
Predictions are for mugs. E. Regnans belts the notion of a par score for six as he takes in the new Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile Australia wriggle to 5/273. Meanwhile T.G. Gatsby works against the current.
A place to leave your thoughts as the Adelaide Test comes to life and meanders along, just like that great river the Torrens
Andrew Gigacz is at Gideon Haigh’s book launch. But he’s distracted by his own less-than-stellar cricket outing earlier in the day. Has he had his time? How do you know when to go?
Sean “Faded” (the forgotten) Curtain’s passing the baton of cricketing achievement from father to son.
Invers writes for us from his Tahiti base, with a review of Gabba performances and the possible lineup for Adelaide. He is relying on us to keep Australia’s momentum going, and salvage his reputation. Nominations please.
Michael Sexton reassures the doubters that the sublime essence of Adelaide Oval has been retained. Can he guarantee any bounce from the dubious drop-in pitch?
Another Kate Birrell gem captures a chill evening on the cricket field in watercolours and words. “Maaarvellous”.
Matt Watson reckons sledging is a fact of life, and we should suck it up. See if you agree with him, or if you reckon he’s just a …………………………..
In good news for cricket fans, Gideon Haigh has a new book out. You are invited to the launch of ‘Uncertain Corridors’ TONIGHT. (Nov 30)
It’s 25 years since Brutas Mudcake discovered cricket. Curtly Ambrose. Cricket cards. Mervmania. It does not rank as one of the most memorable seasons in cricket history on the surface but to a seven year old, it was magical. But could we possibly beat the Windies?
Mickey Randall takes a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the biggest tonks of our time. Some on the public stage, some local glories. Mickey is sometimes the victim, never the perpetrator.
Jeff Dowsing discusses whether victory in the end justifies sometimes distasteful means.
Luke Reynolds shows us that there are still new tricks for old dogs on the cricket field. (We won’t tell Mick about the back.)
Andrew Starkie offers a calm, sensible, thorough analysis of both teams in the first Ashes Test. Despite this we have decided to publish it.
With the news of Jonathan Trott and the remembrance of Marcus Trescothick similarly leaving a tour of Australia with mental illness, the current headline-grabbing furore over sledging has a particular poignancy. David Wilson considers the conflict of acceptance (in order to maintain mental health) versus the everlasting refusal to accept (in order to succeed).