The Spirit of Cricket

‘For a long time, I’ve been wondering about the ‘Spirit of Cricket’. We sometimes think of cricket as having two components, its Laws and its Spirit, something like a person having a body as well as a soul.’

Raving Rulebook 16

Raving Rulebook has plenty to rave about this week as he gives his take on the ball tampering scandal and the state of cricket.

Cheating at cricket: acceptable standards; forgiveness and the false equivalence of #MeToo

Australia’s ball tampering fiasco in South Africa has David Wilson wondering why he bothers to follow sport. Here he navigates ideas of failure, forgiveness and acceptable standards. The sun will rise again.

Almanac Cricket – Look here, fellow…

Earl O’Neill carefully places thoughts and quotes on the cricket cheating fiasco; like a nesting lyrebird places twigs.

Australian Cricket Anthem

Peter Baulderstone struggles to understand how low Australian cricket culture has sunk. He suggests a new anthem for the Australian cricket team.

The Ashes

Peter Crossing pens an Australian cricket obituary in light of the ball tampering scandal.