Howard Arthur Bruce GARDINER (3 January 1944 – 10 June 2018) was a prominent wicketkeeper-batsman for Rhodesia, as the country was then known, between 1964 and 1975, and until recently held the record for the most wicketkeeping dismissals in first-class cricket in this country. … More Obituary: Howard Gardiner
10 days ago, Ish Sodhi became the #1 ranked T20 bowler in the world. We got to ask him how he does it. … More Ish Sodhi Talks T20: Conversations with a World #1
Sir David John GRAHAM, KNZM, CBE, ED (9 January 1935 – 2 August 2017) was known, and will be known for many years to come, for achievements in rugby and contributions to education – and, of course, his unwavering moral compass. He spent more than two decades as Headmaster of Auckland Grammar School, achieved remarkable … More Obituary: Sir John Graham
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.
I contemplated writing this article when Jacques Kallis retired. I contemplated writing it again before the 2015 World Cup, and I contemplated writing it after South Africa were knocked out of the tournament by the heroic, leather-faced piece of luggage that is Grant Elliott. Now, in the midst of a meaningless ODI series against England … More Connecting the Dots: South Africa’s ODI Balance Issues
Name a batsman who looks good, but just never makes those tough runs. You’ve named half a dozen already. Mark Waugh springs to mind for Australians, Ian Bell’s the most recent exemplar for Britons, while Vinod Kambli emerges from the subcontinent. A lot of times of late, the name floated has been Ross Taylor. This … More Ross Taylor: Not just touch
It may be a phrase he says he regrets now but those were the words of the great Dennis Lillee after discovering a young, raw 16 year old Mitchell Johnson in Far-North Queensland. After watching only three balls, Lillee phoned Rod Marsh and stated: “I’ve found one.“ The rest is history with the tearaway left-hander … More “A once in a Generation bowler”