FEBRUARY 24, 2013

It's not Pat Howard's fault

"I'm sorry Australia but test match has very quickly slipped away! I wonder how many test matches Pat Howard played in India @warne888," said Damien Martyn on Twitter
Pat Howard, Cricket Australia's general manager of team performance, cops a lot of unwarranted flak © Getty Images
FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Batman smashes batsman

Caleb Martin knows his cricket. Why else would the NZC ask him to toss the coin in the second ODI between New Zealand and England?
FEBRUARY 16, 2013

The Jim ban

Jesse Ryder is back. This week he hit the winning runs for the blackcaps (BLACKCAPS) in a backyard cricket game for some TV show I have unsurprisingly never heard of
FEBRUARY 09, 2013

Swollen fatherhood

The IPL tried to put a price tag on the priceless this week. Only $260,000 for Jesse Ryder? His wrists are worth more than that on their own
FEBRUARY 02, 2013

Meeting cricket's power couple

There was probably a time last weekend when you started crying uncontrollably; you didn't know why, it just hit you
FEBRUARY 01, 2013

A disgrace no more

Outside of the semi-professional ranks of England, Australia and New Zealand, women's cricket is a disgrace. Almost every team is a minnow
JANUARY 27, 2013

We can wait, Jesse

Aaron Klee is Jesse Ryder's manager. That is not like being Mike Hussey or AB de Villiers' manager. It comes with special tasks
JANUARY 26, 2013

Magic Rain Stops Play

Sure it was only a pointless three-match ODI series against a team missing Philander, Amla, De Villiers and Steyn
JANUARY 18, 2013

Bailey's Burgers Are Better

This week Jesse Ryder made the news not just for his mega-wicked 46 from 17 balls and two wickets that put Wellington into the final of some tournament, but because he may be back
JANUARY 12, 2013

Margaret the match fixer

Jesse Ryder took 9 wickets for 30 runs in a stunning spell of bowling in a dream I had this week. He was swinging it both ways like a bowler in Allan Border's Cricket
JANUARY 07, 2013

The myth of Shane Watson

Shane Watson is desperate to be an allrounder who bats in the middle order and dominates like Freddie Flintoff. Then he wants to open the batting and still bowl his full overs
JANUARY 05, 2013

Victory Camel edition

When Jesse Ryder wasn't challenging Freddie Flintoff to a boxing duel, he was trying to bring peace and love to the world this week with a 62 off 37 balls
JANUARY 04, 2013

Cowan's 7.3 seconds of pain

In 7.3 seconds at the SCG , Ed Cowan went from intelligent cricketer and author to a cricketing dunce.
JANUARY 02, 2013

Herath: An underappreciated hero

Not enough comic books have superheroes who are old, short, pudgy with a bad marine haircut, soft round face and pants slightly too high on the waist
DECEMBER 29, 2012

A partial retirement that shook the world

There was an announcement that rocked the world this week. Like you I am drowning in career eulogies as one of the greats has decided to partially retire
DECEMBER 28, 2012

Swords out for dissenting tongues

If you want women, fame and money, it's probably better to be a cricketer than a cricket administrator
DECEMBER 22, 2012

Salt Water Moose drowns Test cricket

Jesse Ryder inspired Luke Ronchi to make a hundred in each innings for Wellington against Northern Districts this week
DECEMBER 15, 2012

Not just metaphorical death

It was sad, but the end has truly come. A form of cricket died this week
DECEMBER 08, 2012

Kids, why play cricket when you can just go fishing?

I apologise for missing last week's cricket news hurl, but unfortunately due to a communication error from Mike Hesson, I got the impression I had been fired from ESPNcricinfo
DECEMBER 06, 2012

Uncertainty at three for Australia, still

After the Andrew Hilditch years, there is something nice and warm about John Inverarity's honesty. Even when you don't agree with his take on things