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Bang goes Aussie cricket’s pride

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FORGET THE upcoming Ashes for a moment – both Australia and England have suffered humiliating defeats by long-shot outsiders in quick succession. Chief writer RON REED found some reasons to enjoy watching it: More »

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Poms dining out on one of the worst teams ever

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IT’S BEEN A long time since the gifted cricketers of the Caribbean ruled the world – but they might be going from bad to worse, says Chief Writer RON REED: ARE THE WEST INDIES now the worst Test cricket team in memory? Well, at least – flippancy alert! – they ... More »

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Bat too good for the ball in women’s cricket

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FORMER FAST bowler IAN CALLEN is an admirer of the batting abilities being demonstrated at the women’s World Cup but says there is work to be done on the bowling. The women’s cricket World Cup has entered the semi final stages  – Australia plays India after En... More »

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Time for cricket’s real owners to get a voice

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AS THE GREAT cricket pay war rumbles on with no sign of resolution, former player IAN CALLEN goes into bat for the pawns in the game, the multitude of players and supporters at grassroots level: CLUB cricket at all levels has been my lifelong passion as a play... More »

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The chief must urgently end this ugly battle

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ROD NICHOLSON tries to steer a path towards peace in the increasingly bitter cricket pay dispute:   CRICKET AUSTRALIA chief executive James Sutherland is likely to be the biggest loser in the bitter public spat between CA and the Australian Cricketers Ass... More »

Young Punjabis pack a punch

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Former fast bowler IAN CALLEN identifies one of the secrets of Pakistan’s most recent triumph – they’re not afraid to give young talent a go: AT THE FOOT of the Himalayas lies “the Punjab”, the land of five rivers which makes it the most prod... More »