The past two years have been very eventful ones in South African cricket. There’s been changing captains, revolving openers and the big issues of Kolpaks and transformation targets. They begin the new home season with a series against Bangladesh, featuring a new coach in Ottis Gibson and a new ODI skipper to lead them towards … More Kevin’s South African Preview
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
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)
A hometown Ashes Test debut, South Australia’s first Shield win in 14 years, and the Little Master out for 10 in Delhi. Peter McIntyre accrued a pretty decent list of career highlights.
During last year’s Adelaide Test, Mind the Windows caught up with former South Australian leg spinner Peter McIntyre, to chat about a career that started in rural Victoria and peaked with the wicket of Tendulkar in Delhi. In this feature, we track the rise from the early days in Gisborne to a home Ashes debut.
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’