I signed up for Twitter in 2008 and like a lot of people at the time had trouble wondering what was so special about it. Took quite a while to click, and one of the first uses I started exploring was live coverage of sports events, inspired in no small part by the IRC commentary on #cricket that I used to participate in during the 1990s. Continue reading “2009 My Test live-tweeting debut”
On December 16 2016 Sydney Thunder played a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park in a Twenty20 warmup match. For Bangladesh it was preparation for their tour of New Zealand, for the Thunder it was a pre-season game for BBL06. Continue reading “Match notes: Sydney Thunder v Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, 16 Dec 2016”
In 2017 I have seen some extraordinary events on the cricket field, and by way of a personal retrospective of the year, here through some of my own smartphone * photography is a recap of some of my highlights: Continue reading “2017 A personal year in cricket in pictures”
Big Bash League 2017-18 #BBL07:
Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, 19 December 2017
Sydney Sixers 9/149 (20), Sydney Thunder 5/150 (20)
Sydney Thunder won with 0 balls to spare.
Womens Big Bash League #WBBL03, Match 3
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers
North Sydney Oval, 10 December 2017
Sydney Sixers won with 8 balls in hand
Womens Big Bash League #WBBL03, Match 1
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades
North Sydney Oval, 9 December 2017
Sydney Thunder won by 11 runs
Before the Australian women’s cricket team played their touring England counterparts in Brisbane in December 1934, the following directive appeared in the Courier Mail:
No one in the press or elsewhere paid any attention to this instruction, and the first women’s Test match concluded at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground on New Year’s Eve 1934, the visiting English winning by nine wickets.
It’s taken 83 years for Australia and England to come together for their 49th women’s Test (plus one washed out), and their four-day meeting at North Sydney Oval beginning on Thursday 9 November 2017 was a special occasion as the first to be played as a day-night fixture. Continue reading “The grim trial of strength that went mainstream: women’s Test cricket”
Hurstville Oval’s first Sheffield Shield match turned into a cracker. Victory to NSW over WA by 171 runs at 6.14pm on the final day with Mitchell Starc taking his second hat-trick of the match.
I was at the ground for the final two sessions of the last day.
Continue reading “Two Starc hat tricks and a stunning NSW victory”
Highlights from the final of the eleventh Womens Cricket World Cup