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)
All Time XIs are possibly the most arbitrary of cricket’s many pointless pursuits. The players can always be debated; the team selected will never take the field, and the debate over which side is better will never be resolved. Regardless, it’s great fun.
The end started with a text. In one regard, it was a “we’re short, can you play on Saturday?” affair, and yet it was also infinitely more regal. The crowd – albeit a crowd of just over a dozen – were begging for an encore. Their hero fulfilled their wishes, and strode back to the … More SPIN: A New Zealand story
[Read part one here] “You can’t win singlehandedly…” St John’s Wood, postcode NW8. Once part of a Royal Forest, now the most expensive rental area in London. In the 692 years since ownership of the woodland passed to the Knights Hospitaller, it has gone from forest fragment to the fifth highest house prices in London. … More Geoff Humpage: Unwavering Warwickshire (part 2)
“I was, naturally, nervous – that whole process [of getting to First Class cricket] had taken from when I went to South Melbourne as a 17 year old in 1972, until 1978, and I can still remember – I got hit on the pads first ball. The loudest appeal you’ve ever heard. It was one … More Mick Taylor, an unrebellious rebel
Originally posted on DV Mace’s Smorgasbord of Sport, 21-Sept-2014. Greg Loveridge only played one Test for New Zealand – but that was more than enough to install himself as a permanent cricketing trivia answer. The question? “Name the Test leg spinner who never bowled.”