Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Warne in decline

The once lovable rouge of Australian cricket has of late grown into a grumpy bitter speaker of all things 'Shane Warne'

For fear of attacks from my fellow Victorians; I'm proud I stood up for the Shane of old when the media hounded him over loose women; cigarette packets and dancing stumps. I even forgave his Mother for that little pill she gave him.

A womens touch.

The pot is being stirred in the County Championship as it seems there is a hidden tone of sexism lying among us all. As it was openly announced that Sarah Taylor, wicket-keeper / batsman for England is pursuing the option of playing cricket with the Sussex 2nd XI.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

County Championship 2012, a frosty relationship.

The batsman could be in for a 'frosty' reception for the start of the 2012 Championship.
Before I start to digress on the forth coming County Championship for 2012, I must rise from my chair, unhinge my helmet and point my willow towards the imaginary pavilion that resembles my office door, as this blog has finally reached 100 posts!

There is that old tale, of a certain tree, falling in a certain woods and lots of people wondering if anyone heard it fall, and the same must be said about reaching 100 posts. I like to think that I am not the only one that reads my drivel on cricket, but you can never be too sure.

The county cricket season is where I fell in love the sport, warm after school evenings on tarmac suburban roads is where I learned the game, but it was here in England with my Uncle watching Hampshire where I saw its beauty.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Andrew Symonds: Peak Failure

Thumbing my way through the pages of sport, from local rags to the international columns, it was hard not to notice the lack of news stories beyond who would manager England's football team. Yet squeezed between last nights ice hockey results (they play ice hockey here?) & the winners from some far flung race track was the retirement of Andrew 'Roy' Symonds.

Big Average Bash

Nursing homes were doing a 2 for 1 deal in January 

The Big Bash and all it's fireworks of big sixes, and the return of retired greats has finally been put away into the cupboard for another year. 

Cricket Australia's attempt to lure the T20 Cash Cow into the paddock was from maybe a marketing point of veiw a complete success the influx of those dusting off their old creams and rubbing a little linseed oil on the  bat created quite a storm, some more than others. Including Shane Warne making sure either he or Liz Hurley weren't very far away from a Herald Sun reporter. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shifting sands of Australian cricket.

Change is said to be as good as a holiday, and after watching the Australians lose focus, foresight and fundamentals in a tormenting Ashes series last winter it seemed the cricketing world had finally flipped itself against the once mighty giants of the cricketing globe.

England proved a worthy opponent on the batter friendly tracks of its southern cousins, racking up progressive leads on day three and pounding the aussies into submission with a cross section of seam and end tying spin bowling.

Willow Dreams

He weld his blade like a dark knight slaying the hate filled dragon, driving and cutting him away from where he stands, swerving only to see the rush of blood race through his hands to the weapon. His memory evoking thoughts of his by-gone heroes that once graced the hallowed turf of his home ground.