“….’Woosha’ Fights Back…” by KB Hill

Shane Welch had a promising cricket career ahead of him but opted for the country life, his family, a career and footy with the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill tells the story.

BBL Heat v Renegades – Good, Ordinary Cricket

JB is left with the feeling he’s witnessed a good, ordinary game of cricket. Rubi, the cannons, sprinkler cam, robot cam, the music between balls, and so on, feels like a contrived attempt to convince him the BBL was more than what it was.

Almanac (Big Bash) Cricket: NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 134

“If KFC was available at Adelaide Oval I’d buy thirty-eight pieces, inhale them and wipe the grease through the hair of my loved ones.” Just one of a number of cracking lines in Mickey Randall’s account of Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash. [Again Mickey, you’ve gone early with noms for Line of the Year – my other fave is the dig at the selectors. JTH]

Almanac Cricket: An Australian WACA XI

Dave Brown looks at the numbers, and some other things, to pick an Australian XI for the WACA test

An open letter to Brad Hodge

Jeff Dowsing writes to Brad Hodge.

T20: Strike that in the diary

Home for Christmas, Lachlan Waterman couldn’t get through the Clarrie Grimmett Gates quick enough. Adelaide v Melbourne, Strikers v Stars, Tait v Hodge, good v evil.