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.
For many years, Joanne Broadbent formed a part of arguably the most dominant batting line-up in the history of women’s cricket. Now, she’s head coach at the NSW Breakers, in charge of some of the best talent the female game has to offer.
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.
This is the second part of Mind the Windows’ interview with Shayne O’Connor. Read part one here. Australia built into a home series against Zimbabwe; and while Shayne O’Connor only played one of the two Tests (missing out at Eden Park with New Zealand utilising a second spinner) he proved his burgeoning talents in limited … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 2)
According to legend, New Zealand is the home of the battler: of the Chatfield, the Vettori, the Larsen. These shores spurn greats – Warne and McGrath are unworthy of donning the fern; the flavours of Paul Wiseman and Chris Martin being much more to taste. No other country boasts cult heroes of the Chris Harris … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 1)
With a ten-wicket haul and a not-out 78 against the Sri Lankan XI, Australia’s left-arm spinning all-rounder Steve O’Keefe has thrown himself right into Test contention. He’s already played two Tests; one in 2014, one earlier this year, and has been probably the most consistent spinner in Sheffield Shield cricket this decade. Recently, Mind the Windows was … More Six Ball Over: Steve O’Keefe
This is the second part of Mind the Windows’ chat with Eddo Brandes. Read part one here. Today, it reads like a who’s who of Zimbabwean greats: Zimbabwe’s skippers at the 1987, ‘92, ‘96 and ‘99 World Cups all appear, the illustrious Grant Flower made his presence felt with a first-innings 82, and the previously … More ‘He led from the front’ – the Eddo Brandes story (Part 2)