Random thoughts during NWS 5

In my BBC interview on Tuesday, Rhod Sharp described me as “following the NatWest Series avidly”. I have no idea how he arrived at that conclusion. Continue reading “Random thoughts during NWS 5”

Sledging by Media 2: Is that the truth or is your news limited?

Rupert Murdoch’s flagship random word generator doctoring photographs and dredging up sexist, homophobic stereotypes yet again. Yes, it’s all good clean honest sledging, isn’t it?

On the BBC

I was interviewed by BBC Radio Five Live earlier today as part of their weekly Pods and Blogs program during their overnight shift. Continue reading “On the BBC”

Sledging by Media 1: Shane’s Shame

Shane’s Shame: Married Aussie cricket ace begged me for sex, but it was OWZAT! in seconds
(Mike Duffy/Sunday Mirror, 19.6.05) Continue reading “Sledging by Media 1: Shane’s Shame”

The paper rout of Bangladesh’s Aussie rout

Coverage from the British Sunday papers of Australia’s humiliation by Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens on Saturday: Continue reading “The paper rout of Bangladesh’s Aussie rout”

Should Australia be axed from one-day internationals?

It’s one thing to lose a 20 over-a-side game to England by 100 runs. Losing a 50 over-a-side game to Bangladesh by five wickets takes Australia’s incompetence to new levels. Can they be trusted in 5-day Test matches? Continue reading “Should Australia be axed from one-day internationals?”

England v Australia Pyjama Cricket Lite

Let this be the first and last time I use the buzzword “Twenty20” to describe what is nothing more than glorified 20 overs a side tippety-run like we used to play at school. Continue reading “England v Australia Pyjama Cricket Lite”

Dr King and I

Radio interview for Community Radio Network program “Access Internet” in about December 1996. It’s a ten minute feature on CricInfo, mostly comprising an interview with CricInfo’s founder Dr Simon King. You’ll also hear some comments from one Rick Eyre, the majority of whose interview ended up on the cutting room floor. Continue reading “Dr King and I”

BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold

[This article originally appeared on the now defunct website Cricketwoman. – RE]

The merger of the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been put on hold, at least for the time being. Continue reading “BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold”

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe
(Sydney Morning Herald, 29.4.05)

The SMH is reporting today that the antiquated home city Test TV blackout of the first two sessions of the day might be canned, if Cricket Australia signs up with Channel 9 for another seven years of covering Australian cricket. Continue reading “Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe”