The Second XI

After the announcement of Australia’s home squad for the first two out of three tests against New Zealand, there were plenty of names discussed as unfortunate or unlucky to miss out. Many expected Cameron Bancroft to be named, whilst Michael Klinger’s recent double century certainly put him in the mix. As a result of the … More The Second XI

The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: Becoming an Underdog (Part 1)

November 16, 2012 Nick Compton sits in the English dressing room, deep in the bowels of Sardar Patel Stadium. Strapping on his pads, preparing his gloves. He is about to realise his dream, though undoubtedly it does not quite match up with the way he envisioned it as a child. With Alastair Cook by his … More The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: Becoming an Underdog (Part 1)

Obituary: Clive Rice

Clive Edward Butler RICE (23 July 1949 – 28 July 2015) was the face of South Africa’s re-entry to international cricket. Tragically, he was the first face of a board with whom he could never reconcile. Rice never truly accepted the actions of the ‘post-isolation’ South African board, grounded as they were in ideas of … More Obituary: Clive Rice