Peter English


Big audio dynamite
Big audio dynamite

Curse-free and fabulous. Listening in to the Australia-New Zealand Twenty20

Rewarding journey
Rewarding journey

Australia's selectors have been wooed again by Ashley Noffke, who is preparing for the Twenty20 against New Zealand on Tuesday

Protect the leader, prepare for the future
Protect the leader, prepare for the future

Why Brett Lee needs to be handled with care leading up to the India series

Happy holidays
Happy holidays

A peek into the Australian team's diaries during their little off season this December

First impressions
First impressions

Stuart Clark has developed a liking for the early breakthrough

Leave MacGill alone
Leave MacGill alone

It's time to accept Stuart MacGill for what he is. Australia's premier spinner is the man to replace Warne

Laying down new markers
Laying down new markers

Watching John Buchanan at work in his new role as uber coach

Foreign policy
Foreign policy

Australians will learn more about the direction favoured by the nation's cricket decision makers in the next month

Pride and prejudice
Pride and prejudice

Australia's greatest danger at the World Cup is not their revived nemesis England

An old friend returns home
An old friend returns home

For three years the Melbourne Cricket Club's library collection was packed up in boxes waiting for its new home on the third level of the members' area

Retirements expose missing link
Retirements expose missing link

So much for all the talk of carefully planned generational change

Judgment days
Judgment days

Australia's three selectors will debate the first-Test squad in Melbourne over two days in one of the most difficult choices of their tenures

The need for less speed
The need for less speed

Part of Michael Clarke's off-season was spent as a grey nomad, joining Andrew Symonds in week-long campervan trip between Sydney and Brisbane

Sitting on the fence
Sitting on the fence

Mending fences is usually the domain of cricket administrators, but in Queensland the state's bowlers have built them in the pre-season's most novel and constructive exercise

Accidental hero
Accidental hero

Brett Dorey clearly remembers lying in shock near the top of an Austrian mountain predicting his sporting career was over

Cricket Academy '06
Cricket Academy '06

Any concerns that Australia was going to regress at all levels after the Ashes loss were not visible on the cushioned ovals of Brisbane's Allan Border Field

Bookmen and their myths
Bookmen and their myths

Shane Warne and Keith Miller have more in common than portraits in the Lord's Long Room. Over the past 12 months they were also the subjects of biographies that have become more recognisable for escapades and conquests than on-field achievement.

Tough at the top
Tough at the top

Dressed in his life-saving helmet, Justin Langer takes on the look of a miner working by lamp light, forever belting away and succeeding in his efforts to increase his capabilities from what started out as a limited workspace

Kicking out racism
Kicking out racism

An embarrassed Cricket Australia has had to ask the government for help punishing spectators yelling racist abuse at visiting sportsmen

Time for a break
Time for a break