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URL :http://www.cricket-blog.com/
Filed Under:Sports / Cricket
Posts on Regator:277
Posts / Week:0.9
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Day 1 was a cracker. Seesawing action, huge wickets, audacious strokeplay (not to mention several brain explosions on behalf of the Aussie batsmen). It was cricket of the character you just can't get in the limited over version. Here's...Show More Summary

Australia vs South Africa, 1st WACA Test, Day 1

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

To loosely quote Benjamin Frankly, the only sure things in life is death, taxes and pre-series sledging between South Africa and Australia. However, there are some worrying signs in the 2008/2009 sledging. Australian coach Tim Nielsen ("Tim who?!" you ask) fired the first shot across the South African bow: "They better be ready. Show More Summary

The Challenge facing New Zealand cricket

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

This piece is a wonderful argument for closer NZ - Australian cricket relationships.  I say this is something to seriously consider. If we want the betterment of world cricket, then allowing the Aussies to share some of their tough structure of hard competitive cricket  can only be good for the game. What do you reckon...  The Challenge facing New Zealand cricket.

The ten things the new NZ cricket coach must consider...

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Just as we wet our lips for the Aussie South Africa encounter - a nice few pointers for the new NZ cricket coach. I reckon I am next in line to coach the Black Caps.  Someone has to do it.... The ten things the new NZ cricket coach must...Show More Summary

Iain O'Brien speaks!

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

I must admit, over the last few weeks, I've become an avid reader of New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien's blog. Unfortunately the Australia-New Zealand Test series was over before we knew it - dang early finishes! And there was a delayShow More Summary

New Zealand fall to 8th in Test rankings

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

After watching New Zealand's batting performance yesterday, it's not hard to see why they languish at 7th in the Test rankings. Correction - New Zealand are now ranked 8th after the 2-nil series loss. Their bowling isn't too bad, their blogging is first-rate but their batting is substandard at Test level. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Yesterday was a shocker for the New Zealanders. Dropping Haddin on 79 was, to borrow a hated commentator phrase, a turning point. If they'd dismissed him relatively cheaply, they'd be roughly on par after the 1st innings. Instead, the best they can hope for now is a draw. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

The 2nd Test is developing an air of familiarity as that sense of inevitability creeps in. Australia are only a handful of runs from a 1st innings lead with 8 wickets in hand so expect them to step down on the throats of the New Zealanders today. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Adelaide Oval has witnessed some great shocks over the years. Australia's victory over England in 2006 amidst a Day 5 brain explosion was arguably the most dramatic day of the series. And yesterday was another shock occurance that will send ripples throughout the cricketing world. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Can New Zealand come back in the 2nd Test? (no) Can Australia find a world class spinner? (no) Can Iain O'Brien blog without getting in trouble? (doubt it) Check out the live scores courtesy of Cricinfo....

Blogging from the New Zealand dressing room

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Thanks to Moses who introduced me to Iain O'Brien's Cricket Blog, O'Brien being one of New Zealand's bowlers. His spelling's a bit dodgy but who cares? It's honest and passionate, a cut above the soulless prose from Ricky Ponting's diaries. Show More Summary

Matt Hayden labels India a third world country

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

This happened over a week ago but I just found out that Matthew Hayden labelled India a third world country. Specifically, he blamed Australia's slow over rates on having to play in a third world country: "Often we find ourselves with...Show More Summary

It's All White Here

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

The humiliation of the 1st test is over - but there is a scandal breaking in New Zealand, where the Otago cricket marketing team have come up with the term 'It's All White here' as their marketing slogan for NZ's test against the West...Show More Summary

Roy Scandal Watch: this week, a bar brawl!

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

With Shane Warne retired, the Australian media were on the lookout for someone else to provide regular scandal headlines. They didn't have to look very far as Andrew Symonds has slipped into the role with aplomb. With the 1st Test ending...Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

I'm not comfortable with the way the 1st Test is sitting at the moment. Not just because of Australia's dismal batting. Not just because Hayden and Ponting have showed distressingly poor form of late. Not even due to Michael Clarke's unforgiveable sin when we sorely needed him to stick around. No, what bothers me is a bet I made with my Dad. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Day 1 was a bit of a disaster for Australia. The worst moment for me was towards the end. I'd been listening to the coverage on the radio while working but took a break when Pup got into the 90's - seeing him score a century would've been the one bright moment of the day. Show More Summary

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

You know when there's a Test match coming to Brisbane - our drought breaks and the heavens open. It's been raining pretty much non-stop for the past week although miraculously, the sun came out this morning and we should get some cricket. Show More Summary

Test cricket a dismal future?

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Cricket's moved on from the Aussie Indian test series but bigger questions remain for test cricket - so before we forget the series and move onto the Indian, English one-dayers, and Pakistan whipping the West indies - What's the future...Show More Summary

It was 23 years ago today...

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

Written by Jack Perkins. For all the Kiwi supporters, another romantic memory from cricketmystery.com.  I also remember this series for the trouble David Boon had.  Hadlee was in such good form he almost ended Boony's great career. It's...Show More Summary

Australia All-Stars - Has-beens and wanna-bes?

5 years agoSports / Cricket : Cricket Blog

You can just imagine the suits at Cricket Australia getting together for their annual "how can we squeeze another couple of million out of this cash cow" meeting: "More cricket equals more money. Who else can we play?""We could always bring back Australia A.""Great idea! But we can't keep calling them that. Show More Summary

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