The World Cricket League Division 4 tournament is underway in Malaysia, with the second round of matches in progress. Keen followers might recognise one name in particular: Shane Deitz. The former South Australia Redback ‘keeper-bat and current Vanuatu coach, is channelling his inner Ryan Campbell and turning out for his adopted nation. Mind the Windows … More Six Ball Over: Shane Deitz
As we continue our preview for the World T20, Dan McGrath goes full Buzzfeed in reviewing the Asia Cup. Never go full Buzzfeed.
“At close of play, Mike Smith, the MCC captain, congratulated me on my batting and asked if I had thought of coming to England to make a career out of cricket. My father thought that there was no harm in Mr. Smith putting my name forward when he returned to London – probably nothing would … More Thomas Odoyo: making a difference
CLR James saw cricket, to so many simply a sport and merely a game, as a manifestation of, and metaphor for, life itself. If that is the case, cricketers (and, indeed, spectators) are themselves a depiction of society. It’s through speaking to them, understanding them, and hearing them breathe life into the game that we … More Amol Muzumdar; ‘cricket is my life’
In the lead-up to the UAE’s first match of the current Intercontinental Cup cycle, I was fortunate enough to interview Khurram Khan, their premier batsman. For various reasons, the publication of that piece was delayed. I had it written, and intended for it to go up today. In the 12 hours since I wrote, however, … More Farewell, the Emirati giant
Big things were expected of Scotland coming into the 2015 Cricket World Cup. An exceptional build-up had seen them run a full-strength New Zealand side very close, beat Tasmania, and have a “very good” batting camp in Dubai. In the words of their assistant coach, Craig Wright, “I think we couldn’t complain at all about … More Craig Wright; Scotland’s future ‘exciting’
Tie-breakers always seem unnecessarily cruel. No matter what method is used, no matter what decision is decided, it always seems unfair in one way or another. And the European Division One Twenty20 tournament, held this month in Jersey, was no exception. Coming into the final day of play, the victors of the two main matches … More Cricket in Jersey: “we’re punching above our weight”