We’re one round into the Shield, in a domestic summer where eyes are cast forward towards the Ashes. Instead, we at Mind the Windows have decided to hark back to the glory days of Australian domestic cricket. The days of an ageing Brad Hodge, a rotating band of South Aussie spinners with Cullen in their … More Six Ball Over: Travis Birt
Ian Blackwell’s record, Tim Wigmore once wrote, “made him arguably the best county all-rounder of the 2000s.” That record was very good: he played for a decade and a half, making over 11,000 First Class runs, averaging barely a shade under 40, and picking up over 600 wickets (across formats) to boot.
In 2014, the County Championship was a season plagued by Yorkshire. With Lyth and Lees at the top of the order, Williamson, Bairstow, Ballance, Rashid, Gale, Leaning, Pyrah, Finch, Root and Hodd vying for middle order spots when available, and with Rashid, Plunkett, Brooks, Sidebottom, Patterson and Bresnan completing the bowling tasks, it was one … More Five to watch: County Championship 2015.