The Week That Was


Akalanka sizzles, Deano tees off
Akalanka sizzles, Deano tees off

A Sri Lankan bowler goes the Gough way, New Zealand's selectors discover the joys of "pooching", and Aamir Khan takes to cricket again

Crash bang wallop
Crash bang wallop

Big hitters, helmet alerts in the stands, and a mother's 7000-mile journey

Birds, briefs and Brian May
Birds, briefs and Brian May

The winning underpants, Ganguly's new job and a flock of spreadeagled pigeons

No bias, no entry, no degree
No bias, no entry, no degree

Supersport takes on Channel Nine, Langer gets pulled up, aid for schoolgirls, and an umpire yet to graduate

Warne's worries, and cat litter on a cricket field
Warne's worries, and cat litter on a cricket field

Jane McGrath day, 60 hours of continuous cricket for almost no gain, and a commentator with a difference

Ten no-balls and Ten10
Ten no-balls and Ten10

A Pakistani bowler has a nightmare, Dhoni struggles to fit in his exams, and Derbyshire's players get some beauty tips

Bringing back the mo
Bringing back the mo

The mush, the strip, the film, the burger

You don't mess with Dhoni's fans
You don't mess with Dhoni's fans

Trigger-happy Dhoni fans, eight-ball cricket, monster hits and Yuvraj in a corset

Dhoni drives, Sachin campaigns, Freddie keeps his shirt on
Dhoni drives, Sachin campaigns, Freddie keeps his shirt on

Cricket gets on the MVP bandwagon, Mahi takes the wheel, and Sachin hits the election trail

Dollars net fan
Dollars net fan

Stanford, Warne, Stanford, Jones and more Stanford

A Fanatical offence, Benaud's cap, and a missing coach
A Fanatical offence, Benaud's cap, and a missing coach

T-shirt slogans, Warnie's recall, and a Gibbs double feature

Batsmen in bikinis, grounded cups, googlied Germans
Batsmen in bikinis, grounded cups, googlied Germans

A trophy without a license to fly, a batsman in a two-piece, and a merry band of German cricketers

Wild ducks, fried chicken, and Bengali No. 1
Wild ducks, fried chicken, and Bengali No. 1

Harbhajan outrages Sikhs, Cricket Australia "promotes" obesity, and a team loses its balls

Baseball, golf and a little bit of cricket
Baseball, golf and a little bit of cricket

Baseball comes to Somerset, Vaughan picks up his clubs, and Warne names his top 100

Old boys volunteer, new guns wanted
Old boys volunteer, new guns wanted

Fifty-nine hours of cricket, home cheerleaders for the ICL, and Bradman's bat breaks a record

Stolen goods, missing ladies and a flying roof
Stolen goods, missing ladies and a flying roof

A prize catch, a coin-toss gone wrong, and a statesman spinner

A botched burglary, and Bouch's beef
A botched burglary, and Bouch's beef

The Honourable Shivnarine Chanderpaul OCC, Darren "Human Tetris" Gough, and Suzie Bates' handy Plan B

Metal Bruce, fishy Roy
Metal Bruce, fishy Roy

Pop stars, heavy rockers, and the new Sobers

Bradmania, cards for cads, and the missing ball
Bradmania, cards for cads, and the missing ball

Celebrating The Don's centenary, comparing Symonds to Bolt, excluding KP from England's best, and red-carding foul-mouths

Lee's jocks, Bolt shocks
Lee's jocks, Bolt shocks

An Australian batsman's high-profile fan, the world's highest cricket venue, and Bradman's pet-shop connection