Michael Clarke’s unbeaten 259 in the first Vodafone Test against South Africa again proved his ongoing worth as both Australia’s captain and premier batsman. Since taking over the Test captaincy from Ricky Ponting nineteen months and fifteen Tests ago, Clarke has scored 1618 runs at … Continue reading Captaincy inspires Pup’s love for big runs
When Australia and the West Indies meet on Friday for their semi-final encounter, all eyes will be firmly on two players, Chris Gayle and Shane Watson. The story of the tournament for each side has been – lose your boundary biffing beast early, and struggle … Continue reading The Gayle v Watson show
Signing an overseas professional can often be a gamble for an English league club. Some are successes, others are failures and then there is the occasional hidden gem, as Driffield Town CC have discovered this season. During the past six months Pakistani Aamer Sajjad has exceeded the expectations … Continue reading Woldmen’s Sajjad sets new heights
After his dropping by England for their T20I at Old Trafford on Monday evening, I ask – what is next for Ravi Bopara’s international career? The stocky right-hander has failed miserably in recent times, scoring just 28 runs in his last five international innings, surely … Continue reading What next for Ravi?
South Northumberland claimed their record eighth North East Premier League title in dramatic fashion on Saturday. Five wickets by Lee Crozier helped the Gosforth-based outfit beat South Shields by 122-runs, and overtake Blaydon in the standings on a dramatic final day of the season. Long time … Continue reading South North fight back to continue dominance
Warwickshire have claimed their first LV County Championship title in eight years after thrashing Worcestershire by an innings and 202 runs. The Bears now hold an unassailable 41-point lead over Sussex at the summit of the division one table with one match remaining. Winning their … Continue reading Warwickshire claim Championship title
Andrew Strauss has announced his resignation from the England captaincy retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The news was announced at Lords on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference that was also attended by Alistair Cook – the man who will replace Strauss at the … Continue reading Strauss announces retirement