This summer I have been reading Richard Ford’s Canada and watching Steve Smith bat in The Ashes. Ford is one of the finest American fiction writers of his generation, and Smith is the finest Australian batsmen of his generation. 3,261 more words
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Steve Smith and his men put the exclamation mark on a ruthless summer of cricket with a dominant Innings and 123 run victory to secure the Ashes with a four-nil series win. 1,381 more words
The Ashes: Steve Smith Wins McGilvray Medal for Australia's Test Cricketer of the Year for Fourth Time
Australian captain Steve Smith has capped another dominant year by winning the McGilvray Medal for the fourth time in a row.
Smith won the award, recognising the most valuable Australia Test player over a calendar year and voted by the ABC Grandstand commentary team, after continuing his supreme form as Australia’s skipper. 118 more words