Match notes: Sydney Thunder v Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, 16 Dec 2016

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”

Sydney Thunder BBL07 player assessment

Sydney Thunder are out of BBL07 following their defeat by the Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday January 24. They will finish either in sixth or seventh place with a 4-6 win-loss record in the first expanded season where each team play ten games. Continue reading “Sydney Thunder BBL07 player assessment”

2017 A personal year in cricket in pictures

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”

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers 19 Dec 2017

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.

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Video highlights from cricket.com.au

 

WBBL Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, 10 Dec 2017

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

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WBBL Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades, 9 Dec 2017

Womens Big Bash League #WBBL03, Match 1
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades
North Sydney Oval, 9 December 2017
Sydney Thunder won by 11 runs

Scorecard

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The grim trial of strength that went mainstream: women’s Test cricket

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:

Excerpt Courier Mail 28 Dec 1934
“The word “test” must not be applied to any of these games, for both the Australian council and the English team refuse to associate with the games any suggestion of the grim trial of strength which the term applies.”

 

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”

2015: A year in cricket (or at least the start of it)

January 1, Kirribilli House, Sydney. Two of these three men still had their job at the end of the year:

Now we have the entire Australian eleven in shot. #AusvInd #Cricket

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While you sleep, I train. While you eat, I train. While you party, I train. February 21 is my goal!

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