Third Test – Day 4: Nightmare

Day 4 at the WACA was a nightmare for the Australian team and Colin Ritchie.

Crio’s Question: Who was destined for greater things?

Ricky Ponting’s retirement announcement triggered fond reminiscences. There are some wonderful anecdotes of his formative sporting days from blokes who knew even then that he was marked for special honours. Who have you “spotted” well before they became public property?

Punter Looks at Forty (apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

Peter Baulderstone channels the American singer-songwriter for his Ricky Ponting commemorative poem.

Third Test – Day 1: Ricky’s Garden

Thanks to Ricky Ponting, Pamela Sherpa took up gardening a couple of years ago and named the far back corner of her yard the ‘Ricky Ponting Memorial Garden’.

Third Test – Preview: A Climax in Act One?

How much will Australia be spurred by Punter’s last hurrah? What has the man himself got left in the tank?

Second Test – Day 4: The Clarke Captaincy

As a fielding captain Michael Clarke first won points for being inventive and a lateral thinker. This summer he’s begun to lose them as he’s gone from being inventive to quirky to cutesy-pie, says Bernard Whimpress.

Two captains and two old prime ministers

India 191 Australia 4/482 This was one of Test Cricket’s memorable days. A resurgent Australian XI againt a fading Indian XI. Australia were in real trouble when Ricky Ponting came to the wicket at 8/2 late yesterday. They were no further advanced when Ed Cowan got a poor umpiring decision shortly thereafter ( 2 out [Read more]