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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
CW: In the post-Sobers era, you have been widely considered as one of the four great all-rounders. The others being Kapil Dev, Ian Botham and Imran Khan. Each of you have taken well over 300 wickets and scored over 3000 runs. Who do you consider the greatest all-rounder of all-time? RH: Sobers is regarded as […]
Having been a member of several successful Australian sides, David Boon has rightfully established himself as one of the greats of the modern game. A tenacious character, a wide array of shots and tight techniaque made David Boon into a player most bowlers found difficult to remove. Since he retired, David Boon has distinguished himself […]