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February12

Short or Long Term Plan to Fill Gilly

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The Australian Cricket Team, in all forms of the game is bursting with both talent and experience. So one would assume the task of filling the vice captaincy role (made vacant by a retiring Adam Gilchrist) would be a no brainer.

February03

Tendulkar genius on display once more

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Many things came out of India’s Test series in Australia – they tend to when these countries meet, really. There was the usual mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly – and it is certainly the ugly that will linger longest in the memory, with the SCG Test and subsequent fallout placing a terrible stain (as well as strain) on the game.

January27

Australian Spin – In Trouble

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The retirements of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath after the final Ashes Test last season afforded the Australian team a duality of time for meditation on their immense achievements and on who would take their places in the team.

March01

Jack McNamara Interview

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Cricket Web forum member Jack McNamara was part of the Australian Under 19 squad that visited Sri Lanka for February’s Under 19 World Cup. Whilst the side reached the Semi Final, before going down to the eventual winners, Pakistan, McNamara himself had a mixed tournament. Here, he talks to fellow forum member Pratyush Khaitan about […]

March01

Beige Brigade Interview

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CW: Who created the Beige Brigade and how did it start? BB: The Beige Brigade was founded by Mike and I last century. What happened was that Dan Vettori got an old 80s kit (Bruce Edgar’s according to the label) and Mike would wear it along to sports events, university lectures, taking his nana out […]

December01

Henry Olonga Interview

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CW: You started your international career with the honour of being the first coloured player to represent Zimbabwe, taking 1/27 on debut. Do you remember the feeling of being part of Zimbabwe’s first ever Test victory? HO: It was very special to make my debut as the first black player. It was also bittersweet as […]

October01

Geoff Allott Interview

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CW: You were forced to retire rather prematurely from cricket, due to a injury. What do you do with your time these days? GA: I currently work for ANZ Bank in New Zealand, and manage a Mortgage portfolio through the South Island and Wellington regions. My wife ‘Ginny’ and I are expecting our first child […]