2012 World T20 Cup: Groups C and D and Predictions

GROUP C – SRI LANKA, SOUTH AFRICA & ZIMBABWE Sri Lanka and South Africa are two of the favourites and will go through ahead of an ordinary Zimbabwean team. The home team should be too good for the Proteas to top the group. Players to watch: Sri Lanka- Ajantha Mendis. The mystery spinner is at [Read more]

2012 World T20 Cup: Groups A and B

Sri Lanka is host to the 4th edition of the World Twenty20 Cup. India won the inaugural tournament in South Africa in 2007, Pakistan won the 2009 event held in England while England defeated Australia in the 2010 Carribean tournament. 12 teams. 4 groups of 3. The top 2 from each group progress to the [Read more]

AFL Finals – Week 2: Collingwood v West Coast

Better seats this week. After being behind the point post in the Ponsford stand last week we are in the Olympic Stand between the centre and the 50m line at the Punt Road end. 30 rows from the fence on the bottom level. Happy with this, always prefer to sit somewhere between the two 50m [Read more]

AFL Finals Week 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: Just hit the delete button

4.30pm on Friday night and it’s pouring rain with howling winds as we leave my home near Colac. Off to the Hawthorn v Collingwood final with Boonie. I met Boonie,our diminutive second XI keeper,  for the first time during the last cricket pre-season. We quickly bonded over our mutual love of Collingwood, cricket statistics and Batman. A great [Read more]

Cricket: UAE tour review

For those immersed in the footy news, our cricket aficionado, Luke Reynolds, provides results, analysis and player ratings from Australia’s one-day games against Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Very Very Special

Saturday night was a dark night in my home. Couldn’t get to the Collingwood v North Melbourne game due to work commitments. So watched my pies lose on TV in an ordinary effort. Don’t want to talk about it. Recorded the Wallabies Test against the All Blacks at the same time and watched it afterwards. Same [Read more]

The return of Uncle Gerard

It was great to see him back again tonight. Uncle Gerard is normally sighted or heard every day of the week. So it felt strange to not hear from him for 3 days. He’s been on a bit of a trip, to London I believe. My two boys, aged 4 and 2,  were thrilled to see [Read more]

5.30am and 4.40pm starts – on the same day

Alarm rings at 5.30 AM. Just in time for Olympic opening ceremony. Not a problem as was asleep early on Friday night, couldn’t stand to sit up and watch the Hawks again after their demolition of the Pies last week. Text Uncle Deano, he’s up early for the opening ceremony too. Could have stayed in [Read more]

Ireland and England 2012 Tour Review

After dominating India and the West Indies much was expected of the world number 1 ranked Australian one-day team on its tour of Ireland and England. Injured paceman Mitch Johnson and 19 year old Pat Cummins returned while Mike Hussey was a late withdrawal due to the birth of his 4th child, replaced in the [Read more]