Steve Smith wins the 2017-18 Midwinter-Midwinter

Australian captain Steve Smith is the winner of the Midwinter-Midwinter for 2017-18. Continue reading “Steve Smith wins the 2017-18 Midwinter-Midwinter”

And the 2010-11 Midwinter-Midwinter goes to…

The Ashes for 2010-11 have been won comprehensively by England. The one-sidedness of the contest is reflected in the final leaderboard for the Midwinter-Midwinter.

It’s the fourth time that I have made this award, and for the first time, it’s a tie. The joint winners of the 2010-11 Midwinter-Midwinter are Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson.
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Midwinter-Midwinter 2009 final points tally

As announced on Twitter last Monday morning following the conclusion of the Fifth Test, Graeme Swann made a late run to win the 2009 Midwinter-Midwinter by one point.
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Shane Warne wins the 2006-07 Midwinter-Midwinter

Shane Warne has wrapped up the 2006-07 Midwinter-Midwinter, the rickeyre.com BoG award for this summer’s Ashes series.
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Sydney Day Three: You did *what* for an MBE?

“You got an MBE, right? For scoring seven at the Oval? It’s an embarrassment.”

– Dr Shane Warne to Paul Collingwood MBE, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4.1.07.

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Sydney Day Two: Warne’s 1000th vegetable

You have  to hand it to the Murdoch comic books. One week they are celebrating – in advance – the Lord Of The RingsText Alert’s 700th wicket, the next week they are celebrating his 1000th wicket. With that rarest or rarities, the full page colour liftout commemorative poster.

So what are we celebrating again? Shane Warne’s 1000th international wicket. As in all “full internationals”. Let me explain, by introducing the rickeyre.com vegetable index (More about the fruit index later) Continue reading “Sydney Day Two: Warne’s 1000th vegetable”

Presenting… the Midwinter-Midwinter

You can take your Border-Gavaskar, Compton-Miller, Chappell-Hadlee, even your Peden-Archdale… I am now unveiling, belatedly but otherwise as promised, the name of my award for the Ashes Player of the Tournament.

Presenting: the Midwinter-Midwinter. Who needs to invoke the names of two legends when you can honour one person twice? Continue reading “Presenting… the Midwinter-Midwinter”