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    Cricketweb in WCM!

    Saw at the bottom of page 71 in this months Wisden Cricket monthly that we have been given a really good review...Hopefully this will attract people to the forum

    "The prose is far more than workmanlike" etc etc.. loads of good comments...
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    Is this as in the featured site?

    Excellent news!
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    Full Review:

    Lawrence Booth's Website of the Month:

    WWW.cricketweb.net

    FOR EVERY Australia there is a Kenya. And for every Cricinfo there is a Cricket Web: unfancied, but energetic; small but well-formed; tucked away but with some real gems. Cricket Web sprang to life in October 2001, when it concentrated on news from Australia and New Zealand, but since then it has broadened its horizons and last September underwent a re-design that resulted in a handful of awards. The look is functional rather than flashy but some of the prose is far more than workmanlike. Teams' performances at the World Cup are analysed cogently and sometimes surprisingly ("England come out of it with a lot of credit"), and the mini-features contain some fascinating snippets: the piece on Craig McMillan's diabetes is crying out for expansion. Interactivity is everywhere. One poll reveals that the users' favorite World Cup is 1992 (30%) and their least favorite is 1987 (0.93%). Another page acts as an online interview: if you can persuade the burgeoning Cricket Web team that you're up to scratch, you could be writing for them too. One gripe, the Test ratings, which imaginatively rank teams both at home and away, was over a year out of date at the time of writing. Everything else, though, is up to date - and on the mark.
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    Originally posted by Rik

    One gripe, the Test ratings, which imaginatively rank teams both at home and away, was over a year out of date at the time of writing. Everything else, though, is up to date - and on the mark. [/B]
    Is that just a typo by James in saying 2002 rather than 2003?

    Because if not iam shocked that it was a year and 3 months ago that Neil did that!


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    :!( Demand an apology Neil! :!(

    I suggest someone writes a letter to them to clarify this point.

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    Yeah, must have been a typo by me as Neil updated the ratings in January 03 I remember. I'll fix that up tonight. I'll write an email to Wisden letting them know that...

    Great review

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    So with that sorted, They couldn't fault us

    A pat on the back to you all

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    What issue is this guys? April or May? Who's on the front cover?

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    Originally posted by James
    What issue is this guys? April or May? Who's on the front cover?
    May and it has Ponting holding the World Cup on the front.

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    WOW!:wow: ! this is gr8 news for our beloved CW!!!! actually in the last 2 days there have been 4 or so new members:O :O
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    Originally posted by Rik
    May and it has Ponting holding the World Cup on the front.
    Thanks very much Rik

    Magazine arrives in New Zealand next Wednesday so will definately get myself a copy

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    Originally posted by Rik
    One gripe, the Test ratings, which imaginatively rank teams both at home and away, was over a year out of date at the time of writing. Everything else, though, is up to date - and on the mark.
    I was under the impression that those rankings were up to date as at the end of the Ashes series!

    And AFAIK, no Tests have been played since then...

    There's WI v Aus, Ban v SA and SL v NZ in progress from this week, and I'll update them after every series concludes, but the buggers are bang up-to-date.

    *Sizzles with rage*

    I hope that once WCM realise their error, they'll do some furthering of the rankings, and get rid of the bloody awful ICCTC system!
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    They were up to date Neil but on that page we had January 6 2002 and not January 6 2003.

    I fixed that up and emailed Wisden saying what happened with it. I'll let everyone know if they respond.

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    No worries mate

    Maybe this will serve to give the rankings more publicity?

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    Yeah, hope so, with the site getting a good spot in the magazine it can only benefit us in a good way



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