An eye for cricket
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?

Gentlemen and Players
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?

Rudiwatch continued
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

Rudiwatch
Rudiwatch

Ho-hum.

The Best-Laid Plans
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

Legend status
Legend status

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

Everest and K2
Everest and K2

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

Cricket season's greetings
Cricket season's greetings

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

Glenn McGrath: The sting in the tail
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.

Positive spin
Positive spin

Warne was mandated by nature to bowl slow.

Warne out?
Warne out?

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

One blows, the other sucks
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.

Breathtaking Warne-O-Scope
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.

More on Adam & Rudi
More on Adam & Rudi

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

A day of centuries
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.

Sikh and ye shall find
Sikh and ye shall find

After his full-blooded sweep for four from Warne, the roar shook the temporary seating

Postcards from the WACA
Postcards from the WACA

‘He’s Out’ announced the newspaper posters when Bradman’s wicket fell; Ponting now needs as little introduction.

Perth - the (Mr) Cricket City
Perth - the (Mr) Cricket City

The WACA looks, frankly, shabby

Money changes everything
Money changes everything

For me, the big question was never how much cricket could raise, but why it was raising it

A Word from AB
A Word from AB

There never was a better karaoke partner