Glenn Maxwell: remixing batting

“Can we change the way we judge what is ‘proper batting’? Can we say that a Maxwell dismissal is not anymore ugly than a defensive prod edged to the ‘keeper? Maybe WE need to adapt,” writes Brutas Mudcake in this piece about how we relate to Glenn Maxwell’s approach to batting. [This is a seriously thoughtful piece – JTH]

Revenge Of The Nerds: The Rise of Cricket’s New Generation Of Critics

Brutas Mudcake explains the fresh young voice of Australian cricket which is trying to do what, he argues, the older generation of broadcasters and writers have forgotten to do: respect the intelligence of the audience and be less Oi Oi Oi. Except for their spiritual leader, Godfather Gideon Haigh. They are the Geek Pack. Who are they? And what are they trying to do? [This is another important article from a younger writer which, like Geoff Lemon’s piece, shows why dinosaur thinking is actually damaging the game – Ed]