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)
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’
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’
The 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup saw New Zealand pick up their first (and to date, only) title. Haidee Tiffen was just beginning her career at that tournament, and picked up where the stalwarts like Debbie Hockley and Catherine Campbell put down.
Opening night of the inaugural Kia Super League saw Sophie Devine lead the Loughborough Lightning to victory; it’s followed on day two with a double header. The South Vipers take on the Surrey Stars, while the Western Storm play against the Lancashire Thunder.
In a few hours, Leeds will hold host to the first match of the inaugural Kia Super League, with the Yorkshire Diamonds taking on the Loughborough Lightning. To tie in with the tournament, Mind the Windows is running a series of articles focusing on women’s cricket.