Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 2)

Read part one of the interview with Cumming here. It might’ve taken an injury to Michael Papps, but Craig Cumming had done well after getting a shot in five-day cricket: 74 on debut, promise against Sri Lanka. After that summer, however, having re-emerged as a one-day option and done alright in Test cricket, Cumming suddenly found … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 2)

Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 1)

It’s early 2008, and both New Zealand openers are just barely holding onto their positions. At one end stands Matthew Bell; playing his first Test in six years, and proving something of a lightning rod for criticism. Bell, one can’t help but feel, could have been one of New Zealand’s best with just a hint … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 1)

Three Overs With: Ian Blackwell

Ian Blackwell’s record, Tim Wigmore once wrote, “made him arguably the best county all-rounder of the 2000s.” That record was very good: he played for a decade and a half, making over 11,000 First Class runs, averaging barely a shade under 40, and picking up over 600 wickets (across formats) to boot.

Peter Fulton: ‘I loved every minute’

Scott Styris takes guard for the new over, while Shaun Tait retires from the bowling crease to be replaced by a young Mitchell Johnson. Filling in for the rested Glenn McGrath, Johnson is slightly less quick, somewhat less hostile, and significantly less coordinated than his 2013-14 incarnation. But today, the first ball is just about … More Peter Fulton: ‘I loved every minute’

Dion Nash, ‘I decided I was going to prove them wrong’ (part 1)

“We got hammered in the first Test, absolutely hammered. We were nowhere near good enough. Graham Gooch got 200, I’d never seen anyone get 200 before. … I remember at the end of that Test thinking, ‘how we are ever going to get this guy out?’ ” It was 1994, and Dion Nash was yet … More Dion Nash, ‘I decided I was going to prove them wrong’ (part 1)