Category Archives: International Cricket

Key: We Must Trust

Kiwi Mistrust     The New Zealand cricket board sacked their best batsman as captain not very long ago. Here’s some quotes: Mike Hesson, NZ coach, to Ross Taylor: “Ross, we believe you to be a follower rather than a … Continue reading

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Step Forward In Time: An Interview with Dave Richardson – 2023

It is rare that my blog gets scoops of any sort – let alone a scoop that saw me travel to the future, speak openly to the long-serving Chief Exec of the ICC, and happen to jot down everything he said, … Continue reading

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The “Available Cricketers Not At The World Cup” XI

Kevin Pietersen (c) – 9 ODI tons and an average of 41. Capable of something very special, on the biggest occasions, and against the very best. A frankly mind-boggling omission. Jonathan Trott – Who else in the world averages in excess … Continue reading

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A Memory, and a Lament

Just over a year ago, Kenya chased down 266 to beat the Netherlands in an ODI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in New Zealand. Dutch keeper-batsman Wesley Barresi’s unbeaten 137 (150 balls) set a tricky target that was chased down … Continue reading

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Four Spots of Happy Cricketing News

It is difficult to blog when the recurring theme on one’s chosen subject tends to be miserable. Thankfully there have been a few things in the cricketing world which made me smile over the past day or so, so I thought … Continue reading

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Australia’s Two-Tiered Test Team

Tier One Warner Smith Johnson Harris Tier Two Rogers Watson Marsh Burns Haddin Lyon Hazlewood How this lot engineered a 5 zip result last winter is still utterly beyond me.

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Cook’s England ODI Side

Cook’s England ODI side (“CEODIs”?) had an ethos. It was the “laptop approach” ethos, which is just about the least glamourous ethos there is, but, you can say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an … Continue reading

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