ICC World Cup Final-Australia v New Zealand: Bring on Lords!

Luke Reynolds realised a long-held dream of being at an ICC World Cup final. The day – in almost every regard – didn’t disappoint.

Some thoughts on a Summer of Cricket

And so the long summer of cricket is over. Yvette Wroby takes a compassionate and learned look back on key moments and major players.

Lou: ANZAC Cricket

Lou reflects on the ANZAC coincidence in the World Cup final.

2015 ICC World Cup – Final: For Love of Underdogs and the Australian Way (and Blog – add your comments)

Matt Zurbo argues the case that, if you’re really in touch with what it means to be Australian, then you’ll be barracking for New Zealand today.

What do you reckon? Add your pre-game comments. And join in the conversation during the game.

The Aussies: Fast, Brilliant, Creative, Daring and in the Final. (So why can’t I like them?)

Sean Curtain respects – but doesn’t like – the way the Australian cricket team go about their work on the field. Moreso after moments in Thursday evening’s Australia v India ICC World Cup semi-final.

2015 ICC World Cup Final: Call for Writers

The final of the ICC 2015 World Cup looms large. If the usual trans-Tasman rivalry wasn’t enough to heat this one up, there’s also four years (and countless Bledisloe Cup meets) worth of bragging rights at stake. In the words of Tom Greenaway; “New Zealand could be the holders of both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups simultaneously.” Share your words with us, all are welcome.

ICC World Cup Final: Part 1 – the pay TV fiasco

Matt Watson is in chilly Melbourne for the World Cup Final. Here he considers the tournaments impact in Australia, meets Warnie, and considers his relationship with some of the teams – especially New Zealand.

2015 ICC World Cup – Australia v India Audio

Ahead of the World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia, here’s Keiran Deck’s wrap of Thursday evening’s semi-final win for the Aussies over India.

ICC World Cup Final: Being a cricket fan in the US

The FIFA World Cup generated huge interest in the States, the ICC World Cup barely a blip.

In this piece from Bruce Berglund’s The Allrounder, three Americans discuss being passionate about cricket in the US:

Where things Started to Go Wrong for India

Straight and to the point: Raj Singh analyses ‘where-it-all-went-wrong’ for the Indian team after Thursday night’s semi final loss to Australia in the ICC World Cup. Not quite George Best being delivered room service while laying on a bed covered in £20,000 in cash and Miss Universe naked beside him, but we get where Raj is going with this…

The Cricket World Cup is Fixed! ( See what I did there?)

“Think of it this way- New Zealand could be the holders of both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups simultaneously…” and other food-for-thought from Tom Greenaway on the formatting of the ICC’s showcase tournament (ping: denouement usage. – Ed)

Cricket. Radio.

Cricket, emotion and rain in the darkest hours. And some thoughts on the nature of cricket commentary.

2015 ICC World Cup: Semi Final- Australian v India: Eden Gardens at Moore Park

Wayne Ball likes what he saw of the Australians at the SCG last night. Bring on the Kiwis. The MCG certainly isn’t Eden Park

The origins of one-day cricket? (and World Cup blog)

Robert Allen found this article speculating about the possibility of one day cricket in a 1938 Sporting Globe.

ICC World Cup 2015: World Cup Quiz Challenge

It’s sudden death for Australia and India in today’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final. Damian Balassone invites you to test your Cricket World Cup knowledge with this great little quiz.

It’s the Black Caps’ division of labour I really enjoy

Brilliant teamwork has fostered the self-belief that has taken New Zealand to the cricket World Cup final for the first time, says Peter Cresswell. [Good to publish a Kiwi view – JTH]

ICC World Cup 2015 Semi Final – New Zealand v South Africa: Sport as Art as Tool

You want creative: try this match report from E. Regnans.

2015 ICC World Cup – New Zealand v South Africa Audio

Missed the action from Eden Park in last night’s thrilling ICC World Cup semi final? Fear not! Keiran Deck’s summation of one of the most exciting semi finals will have you up to speed in no time.

ICC World Cup, Semi Final-New Zealand v South Africa

Tuesday night’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park will be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The home side under enormous pressure to deliver, the South Africans desperate to progress beyond the semi final stage. A great report from Luke Reynolds

Don Bradman Lives Next Door – A Cricket Musical

If you like your cricket and you like your live theatre, then April 12th is your perfect storm of cricket-themed theatre. Read more…