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.
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.
Despite your common sense, you head to your first hit of cricket pre-season.
Suburban cricket is charmingly D.I.Y. And as with all DIY activities – the results are varied.
The Sledge presents it’s tribute to local club cricket, hosted Jonathan Howcroft. Under the spotlight: Victorian Premier Cricket, with expert opinion contributed by long-time Baggy Blue-r, Bryce McGain, and Leader Newspapers’ Patrick Lane.
The Sledge’s Jonathan Howcroft spoke to the Premier Cricket Strategy & Development Manager, Mike Ronchi, and the Hawthorn-Monash University Cricket Club President, Petar Ivetic, about Harmony in Cricket, and what the initiative is giving to grass-roots cricket.
The Sledge’s Kenyan correspondent, Blaise Murphet, speaks to Clay Muganda, prominent Kenyan cricket writer, on the state of the Kenyan game – where it has come from, where it is now, and where it can go in the future.
Jonathan Howcroft speaks to Simon Helmot, who operates as both the Victorian Bushrangers one day coach and as the coach of the Melbourne Renegades.
Who: Nick Hancock, Jonathan Howcroft (BackPageLead.com.au), Ryan Thomas.
What: The Sledge panel discuss the UDRS, leaked dossiers, and Peter Siddle’s rampant vegetarianism. Also, the Western Australia coaching saga continues to unfold, Aaron Finch is hitting his straps, and Ryan and Jono tell us why neither Australia or South Africa “got it right.” All this, plus an interview with the World Cup winning Australian paceman-turned-umpire, Paul Reiffel.
You can find The Sledge on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or if you’re slightly more old-fashioned, you can shoot us an e-mail. Episodes of The Sledge air weekly on Melbourne’s C31, Tuesday nights at 6:30pm.
To Leak Your Own Secret Australian Dossier!™, click here. For Jono’s interview with Peter Siddle, click here.
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Who: Nick Hancock, Jonathan Howcroft, Dave Siddall, Murray Middleton.
What: The Sledge panel talk all things Australia versus South Africa; ruminate on England’s chances in India; and give their take the bizzare happenings in Australian domestic cricket. Also, we assert that Johan Botha is a spy, worry over Nathan Lyon, and Nicko brings charts to the party.
All this, plus an interview with Alex Keath, the young allrounder from the Victorian Bushrangers who is also a part of the Melbourne Stars squad.
You can find The Sledge on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or if you’re slightly more old-fashioned, you can shoot us an e-mail.
Episodes of The Sledge air weekly on Melbourne’s C31, Tuesday nights at 6:30pm.
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