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”
John Howard at the presidential lectern in the White House with George W Bush. John Howard at the Pentagon with Donald Rumsfeld. John Howard being praised by Rupert Murdoch at a black tie dinner. John Howard with Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street. John Howard visiting Aussie blast victims in a London hospital. John Howard chatting with John Major in the member’s pavillion at Lord’s. John Howard with headphones and mike in the CCCP (Central Cricket Commentary Position) live to air on the Beeb.
Never more than this week has the Australian prime minister reminded me so much of Woody Allen in “Zelig”.
Or maybe Forrest Gump. Continue reading “John Howard back in the CCCP”
The women were first with a Cricket World Cup, holding their first in 1973 while the men didn’t get started till 1975. Now the men have announced a medal for best player of the England-Australia Test series, five years after the women did the same.
Continue reading “The Compton-Miller: Men copy another female innovation”
I think England will probably win two of the five Tests, but I also think Australia will probably pick up two. I reckon it will be a two-all draw, Australia retaining the Ashes.
– Rick Eyre, BBC Radio Five Live, 21.6.05
I said it on radio last month and I’ll stick with it now. The England-Australia Test series will finish in a 2-2 draw, which means Australia will retain the Ashes.
Continue reading “My prediction for the Ashes”
The SBS televising Test cricket in Australia would be a bit like Channel 5 showing cricket in the UK (oh hrm, that’s next year isn’t it?)
Continue reading “SBS Ashes website”
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?