The heights of the 1970s took Brian Davison to county stardom: Tasmania, 1982 and captaincy stints took him to the brink of a Test cap – for England. … More Brian Davison: Soldier, Warrior, Unexpected Chief (pt. 2)
Brian Davison, one of the finest players ever to come out of Rhodesia or Zimbabwe, had a career spanning three countries and 53 First Class hundreds. He talks to Mind The Windows. … More Brian Davison: Soldier, Warrior, Unexpected Chief (pt. 1)
A hometown Ashes Test debut, South Australia’s first Shield win in 14 years, and the Little Master out for 10 in Delhi. Peter McIntyre accrued a pretty decent list of career highlights.
During last year’s Adelaide Test, Mind the Windows caught up with former South Australian leg spinner Peter McIntyre, to chat about a career that started in rural Victoria and peaked with the wicket of Tendulkar in Delhi. In this feature, we track the rise from the early days in Gisborne to a home Ashes debut.
The third paragraph of Graham Yallop’s book Lambs to the Slaughter reads simply, “I was sacked.” That was 37 years ago now; it was a time of unparalleled uncertainty in Australian cricket. Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, which had started the season before, finally gained some traction during the 1978-79 summer – everything conspired in … More Graham Yallop: ‘I did as best as I possibly could’
In their last five Test matches Australia’s batting has been nothing less than atrocious. They’ve struggled to cope with swing, bounce, spin and just about any other variation a bowling side can use via the conditions and pitch. The loss to Sri Lanka was tolerable considering the quick adjustment to conditions and the squads inexperience … More What could change before Adelaide?
Day one at Seddon Park, Northern Districts doing battle with Canterbury. The sun is out, the crowd has creeped into double digits, and ND have just brought up their hundred for the loss of two. Graeme Aldridge, ND’s bowling coach and a man who took over 150 top-level wickets at this ground alone, is talking … More Graeme Aldridge: ‘a domestic stereotypical seam bowler’