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’
In their last five Test matches Australia’s batting has been nothing less than atrocious. They’ve struggled to cope with swing, bounce, spin and just about any other variation a bowling side can use via the conditions and pitch. The loss to Sri Lanka was tolerable considering the quick adjustment to conditions and the squads inexperience … More What could change before Adelaide?
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’
Dan McGrath didn’t like the other series previews. So he wrote one himself.
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.