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Tue, 23 May 2017, 4:08 pm AEST
Australia's cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes.....(More)
Tue, 23 May 2017, 3:20 pm AEST
Players union chief Alistair Nicholson will meet with Australia's top players in England this weekend, acknowledging their unity at a time when they could easily accept Cricket Australia's pay offer.....(More)
Tue, 23 May 2017, 2:50 pm AEST
Mitchell Santner is on the cusp of world one-day international cricket's top-10 bowlers, as the spinner looks set to be New Zealand's Champions Trophy trump card.....(More)
Tue, 23 May 2017, 2:46 pm AEST
The IPL final was dominated by Pune for the most time, with Mumbai making a strong comeback when it mattered most. The contest entailed several twists and turns, with all three results possible as Mitchell Johnson went back to his mark to deliver the final ball.....(More)
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Tue, 23 May 2017, 2:45 pm AEST
Cricket Australia risks having its best players targeted by Twenty20 leagues around the world as a result of the ongoing pay dispute, the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has warned....(More)
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17 Mar 2017
Since the International Cricket Council's controversial revenue-sharing restructure in 2014, which essentially shared revenue back towards the three wealthiest members (India, England and Australia), international cricket competition has actually gone backwards on a global scale. ...more

17 Mar 2017
Here is the spreadsheet for the standings in my daily Best on Ground points for the 2017 India versus Australia Test series. It follows in the tradition of the Midwinter-Midwinter, the Wessels-Kepler and the #GilesWallyN, and is based on a score of 3-2-1 to the best three players of each day's play in a Test match. (Hat tip to the channel 7 commentary team of the mid-1970s from whom I adapted the idea.) ...more

1 Feb 2017
MIchael Angelow is often regarded as cricket's first streaker, but there was at least one earlier televised instance of an unclad pitch invasion. I know this because I was watching at the time. To my knowledge there is no other record of this incident anywhere on the internet. ...more

2 Apr 2016
The good folk at bettingrunner.com have been doing a series of interviews with owners of sports blogs and websites, and the other day they caught up with me. ...more

24 Feb 2016
When should the selection of a cricket team come with a photoepilepsy alert? This is how the BCCI announced its team to tour Sri Lanka via Vine in October 2015: ...more

May 23, 1903:
Birth of Bill Farrimond, Lancashire and England wicketkeeper 1931-35
May 23, 1965:
Birth of Woorkeri Venkat Raman, Indian slow left-arm all-rounder
May 23, 1974:
Birth of Darren Maddy, prolific Leicestershire batsman, England 1999-2000
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