Greg Hawke - ARTICLES


Australian Cricketer of the decade


From the year 2000 to 2010, Australian cricket fans have been more than just spoilt, they’ve been down-right ruined given the talent that represented their country in this decade.


Referral, Not the Plan A


It doesn’t matter who you support, England or Australia, it’s a safe bet that supporters from both sides will agree the standard of umpiring this 2009 Ashes series has been nothing short of abysmal.


Elementary for Symonds my dear Watson


Does Andrew Symonds really deserve his spot in the Australian Test Side ahead of Shane Watson at this point of time? I think Watson can consider himself extremely unlucky at the moment, and I’ll tell you why.


Resurgence of India


For nearly two decades now Australia has been the benchmark in world cricket in all forms of the game. But look out, India is about to take over.


BCCI Sledging Hypocrisy


The great game of cricket has been subject to many changes in its glorious history and none more so than in the past ten years.

Technology is now playing its part to put the home viewer in “the best seat in the house”. Playing schedules have become far more demanding on the players; some rule changes have been implemented in all forms of the game to help keep matches as appealing as possible, and to help keep the players on the park playing when there is rain or poor light delays.


Bring on Twenty20 – But Two Innings


Am I the only one yawning during fifty over One Day Internationals these days? I don’t think so; the game is losing its appeal.

How often do we see a close finish to an ODI these days? Even with the introduction of the bonus point system, and the “power plays”, most games I’ve watched in past two or three years have been dull, un-eventful and even boring, with most results pretty much decided before the lights are even turned on.


Short or Long Term Plan to Fill Gilly


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.