June30

C’est quoi, le cricket?

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Cricket is now a global game played by millions of people. But how would a group of rural French teenagers react when experiencing the game for the first time? It seems the game isn’t quite as global as we thought…

June21

The thrill of the draw

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In recent times, there has been much talk of how to make Test cricket more “interesting”. Some worthy ideas have been mooted; some have talked of trying to produce more results. Yet some of the most exciting finishes to Test matches ended in draws.

June05

Fidel Edwards: A Caribbean Cult Classic

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As West Indies head into the third Test match against Australia, they do so with aspirations of leveling the series at 1-1. The Frank Worrell Trophy is now out of their hands, but there is still the pride of a drawn series up for grabs. And whatever hope the home team bears depends largely on the potency of the front line bowling attack, particularly Fidel Edwards. A cursory look at the series statistics locates Edwards second only to Brett Lee in wickets. His 11 wickets are already a series high, though he has only once played more than 3 Tests in a series. Now it remains to be seen how far he can extend his personal record in Bridgetown.