Opinion: Hands(comb) up to play test cricket?

Posted on October 24th, by Ben Gibson in Articles, Featured. No Comments

When Steve Waugh speaks, the country listens.

And so we should; he’s the much-lauded 2004 Australian of the Year, an all-conquering test captain, and leads from the front even whilst raising money for charity.

But was he on the money with his most recent statement?

Waugh nominated Cameron Bancroft as the bolter this summer, to pinch a baggy green for the first test against South Africa on November 3rd.

After a dismal test tour of Sri Lanka and white wash series thumping in the ODI’s against South Africa, something – or, someone – has to give.

From the Sri Lankan test squad, Shaun Marsh is battling a hamstring injury, while Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja’s underwhelming form may see them strengthening Queensland’s XI in the Sheffield Shield. For Usman, this is a disappointing scenario, falling from being last year’s BBL G.O.A.T to being a scapegoat … Read More »

Watercooler Talk: Sr Lanka vs Australia ODIs

Posted on August 21st, by Nicko in Articles, Featured, Watercooler Talk. No Comments

If your team is bottom-eight in the AFL then you probably want some cricket-related talking points to get you through the next few weeks. Well, here are four of them for Australia’s five ODIs against Sri Lanka.

Six times cricket was all over the news (and it had nothing to do with cricket)

Posted on August 17th, by Nicko in Articles, Featured. No Comments

I hear a lot of “cricket” stories that, well, don’t really include all that much actual cricket.

Watercooler Talk: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Posted on August 11th, by Nicko in Featured, Media, Watercooler Talk. No Comments

Here are four things you can talk about at work, at the pub or on a tram if you’re caught by one of those crickety-ones and stuck for conversation.

Opinion: Wrong man on the plane

Posted on August 9th, by Ben Gibson in Articles, Featured. No Comments

Did the selectors make the right decision by picking Jon Holland to debut in Sri Lanka?, asks Ben Gibson.

Five cricket innovations more “full toss” than “yorker”

Posted on August 6th, by Nicko in Articles, Featured. No Comments

Not every idea is a good one; and here are five cricketing innovations that must’ve sounded like good ideas at the time.

Opinion: Stoinis > Marsh in search for next allrounder

Posted on August 3rd, by Ben Gibson in Articles, Featured. No Comments

Yet another disastrous first test in the sub-continent has seen the Australian cricket team come under fire. Who’s to blame, asks Ben Gibson?

Seven ways to impress blokes at your new cricket club

Posted on July 24th, by Nicko in Articles, Featured, Suburban Cricket. No Comments

You can change cricket clubs for many different reasons. Maybe because you’ve moved house. Because you want to play with a different group of mates. Because you want to fire-up your run-making (see Klinger, Bevan, or Ronchi). Or maybe you slept with the coach’s daughter… I find lingering resentment never manifests itself more clearly than at the selection table.

If you’re a cricketer who has decided that a “change is as good as a holiday”, stay reading, because we’ve got all the tips you need to make sure your new cricket club holiday is more “Caribbean cruise” than “extended family trip to Ararat with your weird uncle.”

And it all begins on arrival:

#1. Breeze in to training in a freakin’ sweet ride

If you want a smooth ride to the first XI – literally and figuratively – then you need to invest in the right vehicle.

Do you think first XI … Read More »

How to make MyCricket more accurate

Posted on June 17th, by Nicko in Articles, Featured, Suburban Cricket. No Comments

Here are The Sledge’s ideas on how to make MyCricket more accurate.

Six Things You’ve Forgotten by the Start of Cricket Pre-Season

Posted on May 23rd, by Nicko in Articles, Featured, Suburban Cricket. No Comments

Despite your common sense, you head to your first hit of cricket pre-season.

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