When, at the end of the 2003/04 Australian domestic season, Jo Angel decided to retire, a giant presence was leaving the Western Australia ranks. A giant man too, at six-foot six-inches tall. For more than a decade, Angel had been the man WA turned to match after match. The final statistics said it all: 485 … More Jo Angel; ‘It’s a pretty simple game overcomplicated by people’
When Usman Khawaja debuted for the Australians, the public was full of admiration. With a baby face, conservative nature and a loving mother in the stands, Australia was behind Ricky Ponting’s short term replacement. But as of now, that’s all he’s turned out to be. A short term replacement.
As another summer grows ever more distant in the rear view mirror of life and the international game takes an IPL-enforced drinks break, there is precious little for an Australian domestic fan to do. The Sheffield Shield has been raised once more, the top performers have found their way into winter squads, and the cricket … More Five keepers vs. a fringe batsman: The Jono Wells story
Yesterday was a sombre day for cricket. Few people have impacted on cricket as much as Richie Benaud, and no one has done it in as many fields of the game. All of us here at Mind the Windows! loved Richie, and all of us feel his passing with sadness. A few of us have … More Richie Benaud; tributes to a master