August 2016

Test cricket exposed at its embarrassing worst

The ICC has had a credibility problem. Over the past week two Test matches have been wiped out by rain. The venues were Kingsmead in Durban and Queen’s Park in Port-of-Spain. Both Tests were scheduled outside the traditional cricket season for both countries. August in Trinidad is the second wettest month of the year, while […]

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Would it really matter if Usain Bolt was a cheat?

Usain Bolt is on track for an unprecedented triple – 100m/200m gold medals at three consecutive Olympics. There have been many big names at Rio 2016 – Phelps, Ledecky, Biles to name three – but Bolt has been the one to create the biggest stir. His win in the 100m was effectively a procession. He […]

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Thank God for Mitchell Starc!

Australia is on the brink of a humiliating defeat at Galle. If the weather does not intervene the second Test will be over inside three days. After being humbled for 106 in the first innings – its lowest total against Sri Lanka – Australia was set 413 to win. It will start day three at […]

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Galle will determine Australia’s cricket credibility

Australia is the world number one ranked Test team but it looked anything but that at Pallekele. After dismissing Sri Lanka for 117 in the first innings and then building an 86-run lead it still managed to lose the opening Test by 106 runs. In the process, Steve Smith’s men handed the hosts just their […]

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Will Richmond improve under Damien Hardiwck?

Richmond was a rabble on Sunday. Yes, it was playing the now second-placed GWS but that is hardly an excuse for the inept performance that it put up. An eight goal to nil opening quarter helped lead to a final score of 3.5.23 – the club’s lowest since 1958. Sadly, for the members and supporters […]

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