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URL :http://www.cricket-blog.com/
Filed Under:Sports / Cricket
Posts on Regator:277
Posts / Week:0.8
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Capetown Test, Day 3

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Each Test between Australia and South Africa in this 6 Test series has been a seesawing affair, ending well into the 5th day. This Test, not so much. South Africa have dominated since the 2nd hour of Day 1 and things have gotten only worse for Australia. I watched the news highlight this evening. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Capetown Test, Day 3

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Yesterday was heartbreaking for legspinners everywhere. Jrod is in mourning. I listened to the ABC Radio cricket last night with mounting anger. Why didn't Bryce bowl at all throughout the first 3 hours of the day. Then anticipation when the ageing leggie finally came into the attack. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Capetown Test, Day 2

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Day 1 was not a good day for Australian cricket. In particular, Australian batting. Our two best batsmen didn't bother the scorer. Our leading bowler looks more like a Test batsman than our #6 who was demoted to #7 because our wicketkeeper is also a better batsman. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Capetown Test, Day 1

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Finally! It's just been announced, a legspinner is once again in the Australian squad! It didn't happen how I would've liked - Ronnie is still in the XI. Instead, Bryce makes his debut courtesy of a Marcus North tummy bug. But ultimately, I'll take a leggie in the side anyway I can get it. Show More Summary

Jrod takes on English club cricket

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Is Jrod the most prolific cricket blogger? As well as several posts per day at Cricket With Balls, he maintains a handful of other cricket blogs. After his review of CriciWiki, we exchanged emails where he mentioned he had begun playing club cricket in England. Show More Summary

Adam Voges chooses wedding over cricket

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Adam Voges has turned down representing Australia because he's getting married. Now to get a female perspective, I asked my wife what she thought of the whole situation. She thought he was an idiot. What fool schedules his wedding at...Show More Summary

Binger bulks up, Roy loses locks

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Brett Lee has been stacking on the pounds and is hoping, nay, demanding back into the Australian squad. The dilemma - do we want him? A month ago, hell, yeah! Now that Mitch, Siddle and Hilfy are taking wickets and breaking South African...Show More Summary

CriciWiki: websites for cricket clubs

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

I've finally completed my opus: CriciWiki. Basically, it lets cricket clubs build and manage their own club website. Club members can easily enter club details, players and match results. Players can check out their stats, compare batting...Show More Summary

The King is dead... long live the King

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

The schadenfreude has come hard and fast since Australia started losing Test series. However, the supposed death of Australia's dominant era may be greatly exagerated. The first death throes came in 2005 when we lost the Ashes. However,...Show More Summary

Cricket With Balls on the long-hop

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

One of my fav bloggers Cricket With Balls happens to be a fellow leg spinner (which raises my estimation even further). Yesterday's post muses on one string in the legspinner's bow: the long hop. The chances are you don’t understandShow More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Durban Test, Day 5

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

The key to Day 5 will be the first hour. The Australian bowlers will be relatively fresh and taking the new ball. Mitchell Johnson destroyed South Africa in the first digs with a shiny pill - can he do so again today? If not, it could be a long day for Australia. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Durban Test, Day 4

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

It's neither gracious nor classy to say I told you so. However, I possess neither of those qualities so let me point out that I've been campaigning for a long while that Matthew Hayden should make way for a new opening batsman. My argument was that in this period of transition, Matthew Hayden was not the future. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Durban Test, Day 3

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

After the flat pitch draws of late, Day 2 in Durban was stunning Test cricket. Australia were cruising at 5 for 348. Who would've thought a heartbeat later, they'd be all out for 352. It was devastating bowling from the South Africans, a stark contrast to their insipid Day 1 effort. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Durban Test, Day 2

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Day 1 brought back fond memories of Hayden and Langer in their pomp. A dominant opening pair notching big totals, hugging each other with uncomfortably intimate man-love as each milestone was passed. Except the man-love was replacedShow More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Durban Test, Day 1

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Ever the glass-half-empty type, I went into the 1st Test with a sense of foreboding (mistaken in hindsight although quite justified at the time). A stunning Test win later, I find myself entering the 2nd Test with a whole batch of new anxieties. Show More Summary

Shane Watson's evil plot to destroy Mitchell Johnson

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

I read a peculiar interview with Shane Watson where he bemoaned how well Mitchell Johnson was doing at the moment (curse him and his match winning performances for Australia): "If Mitch keeps batting like that, it could very well mean that he could find himself at No. Show More Summary

Terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

It was one of those things you joke about - how cricketers were too scared to tour Pakistan. Joke no longer. Masked gunmen have opened fire on the Sri Lankan team bus in Pakistan. The good news is none of the Sri Lankan cricketers were seriously harmed - just a few minor injuries. Show More Summary

Post mortem on 1st Test

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

It's tempting to liken Australia's win to our bounce-back after the 2005 Ashes. We'd suffered a shock loss to England then smashed them 5-nil in the next series. But we're not the same Australian team and South Africa is certainly no England. The reason we won was simply because we bowled better. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Wanderers Test, Day 5

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

South Africa need 276 runs to win. Australia need 8 wickets. Who will win? I saw Aussie coach Tim Nielson at a press conference talking about an Australian victory like it was a foregone conclusion. It had a distinct "God himself could not sink this ship" feel about it. Sure, South Africa would have to make a world record score to win the Test. Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Wanderers Test, Day 4

6 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

I have another theory on JP Duminy (an addendum to my Michael Hussey mojo theory). When Duminy's mother watches, Duminy fails. Sure, I only have one Test (Sydney) to base this theory. And this Test's 1st innings, assuming his mother is in the crowd. Show More Summary

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