Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 2)

This is the second part of Mind the Windows’ interview with Shayne O’Connor. Read part one here. Australia built into a home series against Zimbabwe; and while Shayne O’Connor only played one of the two Tests (missing out at Eden Park with New Zealand utilising a second spinner) he proved his burgeoning talents in limited … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 2)

Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 1)

According to legend, New Zealand is the home of the battler: of the Chatfield, the Vettori, the Larsen. These shores spurn greats – Warne and McGrath are unworthy of donning the fern; the flavours of Paul Wiseman and Chris Martin being much more to taste. No other country boasts cult heroes of the Chris Harris … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 1)

Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 2)

Read part one of the interview with Cumming here. It might’ve taken an injury to Michael Papps, but Craig Cumming had done well after getting a shot in five-day cricket: 74 on debut, promise against Sri Lanka. After that summer, however, having re-emerged as a one-day option and done alright in Test cricket, Cumming suddenly found … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 2)

Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 1)

It’s early 2008, and both New Zealand openers are just barely holding onto their positions. At one end stands Matthew Bell; playing his first Test in six years, and proving something of a lightning rod for criticism. Bell, one can’t help but feel, could have been one of New Zealand’s best with just a hint … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 1)