Cricket Australia and the Art of the Pander

BY TIM Yesterday Cricket Australia announced new rules to come into effect for the forthcoming BBL10 season. While they all have catchy names, they have all been trialled in or currently part of the first class cricket scene. In there most basic interpretation, they are: Power Surge – What is essentially a 2 over Power … More Cricket Australia and the Art of the Pander

Even Raiders Impressed By Cricketers Choke Job

BY DAN Canberra: A spokesperson for the Canberra Raiders has told The Sportress even they are impressed by the Australian Men’s cricket team’s choke job in the Ashes. “I mean we’ve had some absolute shockers over the years that will haunt the organisation and its fans for decades, but nothing like that.” “Shit even Bathurst … More Even Raiders Impressed By Cricketers Choke Job

Doctors Stumped By Record Numbers of ‘Green Eyes’

BY DAN BREAKING: Medical experts are stumped as to why the Canberra Raiders record membership cohort have developed a rare form of viral conjunctivitis causing them to be ‘green eyed’. Health experts are not sure how it started, but have noted a striking correlation between membership of the Canberra Raiders and the affliction. “We’ve been … More Doctors Stumped By Record Numbers of ‘Green Eyes’

Technical Bias

BY DAN Peter Handscomb was dropped before Christmas from the Australian test team. Ostensibly this was because of his less than stellar performance in the first two tests of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. For most, the explanation of this lack of runs came down to a simple, but erroneous explanation: Handscomb’s technique is not transferable to … More Technical Bias

300 Is Entertaining? You Are Wrong James Faulkner!

BY HERMAN Last night Australia clinched victory in the One Day International series against India. After the game, Michael Slater was waxing on about something or other blurted out some inane comment to the effect that “India could have won all three games” because they scored 300 or thereabouts. While technically true, it misses the … More 300 Is Entertaining? You Are Wrong James Faulkner!

The Myth of Tradition

BY DAN In his seminal work, the Invention of Tradition, historian Eric Hobsbawn outlines how many of the traditions held dear in the United Kingdom are actually invented. Things that were relatively recent occurrences are portrayed as having existed since before we can remember, often as an obstacle to further development. Invented Tradition is particularly … More The Myth of Tradition