Category Archives: Sport

South Africa vs Australia

During the drubbing of the English cricket team during the last Ashes test, I made the following observation of the Australian team: Despite their success, this team has yet to demonstrate it can follow even a modest first innings total … Continue reading

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More on the Dismissal of KP

This is pathetic: Kevin Pietersen’s international career was ended so captain Alastair Cook could create a culture where players can ‘trust each other’, the England and Wales Cricket Board has said. … [I]n a joint statement with the Professional Cricketers’ Association, the ECB said: … Continue reading

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On the Dismissal of KP

I was going to write a post on Kevin Pietersen’s forced departure from the England cricket setup, but George Dobell has said it perfectly in an article already.  Some excerpts: If you can’t manage, you shouldn’t be in management. By allowing … Continue reading

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Flower vs Pietersen

According to the rumours, which would have been dispelled within seconds were there not an element of truth to them, Andy Flower and Kevin Pietersen are at loggerheads with Flower wanting KP out and threatening to quit if he doesn’t … Continue reading

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An Observation on Australian Sporting Culture

The other day I caught an interview between one of the presenters of the Australian cricket show and the former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath.  McGrath said something which would have passed unnoticed by most viewers, but for me it spoke … Continue reading

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A Summary, Ashes 2013/14

I was going to write a review of the fifth and final test of the 2103/14 Ashes series in the same way I did the other four, but having watched nearly every ball I fear I would just be repeating … Continue reading

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The Fourth Test, Ashes 2013/14

Well, it’s hard to know what to say about this match, being so bereft of positive points on either side that any analysis is painful. Although I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the MCG on Boxing Day, the standard of cricket … Continue reading

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Boxing Day at the MCG

Possibly the biggest fixture in the Australian sporting calendar is the Boxing Day cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, or the MCG.  This venue is the 10th largest stadium in the world with an all-seated maximum capacity of just … Continue reading

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The Third Test, Ashes 2013/14

Well, the improvements in the English cricket team that I’d hoped for in my previous post did not materialise, and Australia dished out another thrashing in Perth and in doing so won back the Ashes in as deserved style as … Continue reading

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The Second Test, Ashes 2013/14

In my previous post on the current Ashes series, I said that: [H]ere’s what England need to do in the next match: win the toss, go into bat, and post a huge score. … If they don’t manage this in … Continue reading

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