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The Survival Of Test Cricket: Embracing Pink

By James Ives

Boring? (Nope.) Uneventful? (Unlikely.) Intriguing? (Yes.) Unimportant? (No way, unless of course you’re a middle-aged melodramatic television lover who is at angst over the prospects of day-night Test cricket taking away your beloved A Current Affair programming.) 652 more words


Mitchell Johnson: The Gen Y Dennis Lillee

By Sam Phillips

Retirement for an elite athlete is as close as any person ever comes to attending their own funeral. 949 more words


believing in Mitchell Johnson

From the outside it would have looked like any other plumbing van.

It was being driven by a bloke who had lost his state cricket contract. 3,083 more words

General Balls

The tales of Mitch from Townsville

“He can be quicker than Brett Lee”

“Mitch, from Townsville,” Mitchell Johnson introduced himself.

The 18-year-old was at Adelaide Oval No. 2 on an April morning in 1999. 1,748 more words


David becomes Goliath

By Sam Phillips

It wasn’t David Warner’s double ton which confirmed he had completed his transformation from T20 grunt to one of the world’s very best batsmen – it was the way he scored it. 717 more words


Captain Clarkie : combative, constructive and controversial

Michael Clarke started representing Australia at a similar time to my personal interest in cricket peaking. He was hard to miss, blonde streaks in his hair, unusual foot movement at the crease and lovely stroke play which looked to support a modern and unique technique. 624 more words

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The Retirees go Abroad - Greg’s Visit to Nottingham – Australia –v- Derby County

Somehow we learned that Australia was playing Derby in Derby and I managed to get tickets for the match. Unlike Friday the sun was shining but it was cold in the shade. 117 more words

Derbyshire Expeditions