Gideon Haigh

JANUARY 05, 2007

Goodbye to all that

‘I’d be upset if I wasn’t upset about it.’ Justin Langer.
JANUARY 04, 2007

No Harm done

A fast bowler of enormous gifts, but a cricketer who makes Martin McCague look like a lionheart.
JANUARY 03, 2007

A burning sensation

‘Awwwww, everyone else’s got a trophy
JANUARY 03, 2007

A man who needs no introduction

It was hard to imagine Johnny Carson without Ed McMahon’s preamble: ‘And now, heeeeere’s Johnny.’ But does the world’s greatest Test wicket-taker really need an introduction as elaborate as he received today
JANUARY 02, 2007

Postcards from the SCG

They never keep tracks of the stats that matter.
DECEMBER 31, 2006

An eye for cricket

How much has it enhanced our appreciation of these two giants of the game that we have been able to study them through television and its evolving technologies?
DECEMBER 31, 2006

Gentlemen and Players

Free Foresters represent a love of cricket strong enough to travel long distances at considerable expense to unfamiliar grounds and an uncertain welcome; what do the rich and pampered England cricket team represent?
DECEMBER 29, 2006

Rudiwatch continued

I wasn't in a position to see a replay of Rudi Koertzen's refusal of the lbw appeal against Alistair Cook, so suspended judgement, and have only just caught up with it
DECEMBER 28, 2006

Legend status

There have been a few legends involved in this game, but only two 'Legends'
DECEMBER 28, 2006

The Best-Laid Plans

"I just close my eyes and whang it down anyway, so there's not much planning there." Thus Matthew Hoggard, bringing the house down at his press conference last night, in response to the mysterious straying of England’s bowling plan
DECEMBER 28, 2006


DECEMBER 26, 2006

Everest and K2

I was at the Melbourne Test just over 30 years ago when Lance Gibbs broke Fred Trueman’s record of 307
DECEMBER 24, 2006

Cricket season's greetings

One day, the story goes, a barracker from the hill shouted to Ken Mackay: 'Piss off Slasher
DECEMBER 23, 2006

Glenn McGrath: The sting in the tail

Glenn McGrath’s post-practice press conference to announce the end of a career so splendoured seemed extraordinarily subdued, like the Rolling Stones being reduced for their farewell gig to playing covers in a pub.
DECEMBER 21, 2006

Positive spin

Warne was mandated by nature to bowl slow.
DECEMBER 20, 2006

Warne out?

He’s not the messiah, of course – just a very naughty boy.
DECEMBER 18, 2006

One blows, the other sucks

As in 2005, the trophy was won by the team that wanted it more, and that planned, selected and executed accordingly.
DECEMBER 18, 2006

Breathtaking Warne-O-Scope

I so enjoy watching Warne bowl that it’s almost a shame to spoil it by writing: it’s like explaining a magic trick.
DECEMBER 17, 2006

More on Adam & Rudi

For the record, I think Alan Knott is the greatest wicketkeeper batsman in history
DECEMBER 16, 2006

A day of centuries

At times, the play resembled the middle overs of a one-day match; then, in the last hour, it swung violently towards Twenty20 territory.

Gideon Haigh
Born in London of a Yorkshire father, raised in Australia by a Tasmanian mother, Gideon Haigh lives in Melbourne with a cat, Trumper. He has written 19 books and edited a further seven. He is also a life member and perennial vice-president of the South Yarra CC.

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