The Final

BY DAN If you have a strong opinion about whose going to win the Cricket World Cup Final Sunday, I am suspicious of you. Australia and New Zealand are two teams in excellent form, with exceptional players and are equally capable of being World Champions come Sunday night. To pretend otherwise is silly. New Zealand … More The Final

Getting Carried Away

BY DAN We know it all already. England and Pakistan are hopeless. After early losses in this World Cup, areas of the media have reacted predictably and declared the World Cup over. Poor Andy Zaltzmen was reduced to identifying Chris Woakes as the highlight from England’s match against New Zealand. England and Pakistan are out. … More Getting Carried Away

Trying to be like George Bailey: Diary of a reformed “hater”

BY BEN In the words of the immortal Taylor Swift “the players going to play, and the haters going to hate”. The immortal Tay Tay provides all of us with life advice. This statement is especially true when applied to the great game of cricket. I suspect Taylor Swift is a big cricket fan. So … More Trying to be like George Bailey: Diary of a reformed “hater”

The Chance To Be Great: The Commonality in New Zealand and Glenn Maxwell

BY HERMAN Every man and their dog has dubbed New Zealand the “dark horse” of the cricket world cup. Leaving aside that the fact that everybody rating them as dark horses means that they are no longer dark horses and are now just rated, lets have a look at some of the reasons why this … More The Chance To Be Great: The Commonality in New Zealand and Glenn Maxwell

A Sportress Conversation: Should Michael Clarke Play?

This is a friendly conversation we had at the Sportress today about Michael Clarke. We’ve put lots of links it to make it like one of those “Friends” episodes where they have all the flashbacks to previous episodes.’ Please note it has lots of bad language and also poor grammar. Sorry mum. Ben: So Michael … More A Sportress Conversation: Should Michael Clarke Play?

Middle Aged White Men – The Protected Species of Australian Cricket Commentary

BY BEN Over the last few summers there has been an obvious changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary team. This shift from the over 70 brigade of Benaud, Lawry, Grieg and Chappell to the new over 40 team of Taylor, Slater, Healy, Warne, Nicholas and Brayshaw has seen the commentary evolve from … More Middle Aged White Men – The Protected Species of Australian Cricket Commentary