0Engeland en Wallis Krieketraad logoBestuur nodig het om die vuur vir Sukses Stoke

Sjoe, incred­ible, fant­ast­ic. Ek kon gaan op: the list of super­lat­ives to describe the mag­ni­fi­cent (daar, I’ve slipped anoth­er one in!) innings by Ben Stokes in the drawn second test has to rank along­side the best ever knocks in inter­na­tion­al crick­et.
I know – points to this writer for stat­ing the bleed­in’ obvi­ous! What his innings does do though is high­light the need for Eng­land to be able to not only spot tal­en­ted indi­vidu­als such as Stokes but to nur­ture them and encour­age them to reach their full poten­tial.… Lees die volledige artikel

2Die as urnGeen ster skyn helder vir beide kante

So the Ashes are now at end with Eng­land the vic­tors and Aus­tralia put back in their place. A 3–2 sco­reline flat­ters the green bag­gied ones a little but in truth the last test was a dead rub­ber for Eng­land. They were nev­er going to play to the same level on intens­ity as when they were try­ing to claim the little urn back from our Anti­podean cous­ins.
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1Krieket Australië logoMichael Clarke — So long

so, Michael Clarke has announced his retire­ment from inter­na­tion­al crick­et after the final Ashes test at the oval. Many have already paid trib­ute, ons is nie so gepla oor om dit te doen. Hier is die rede waarom.
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0logo Internasionale KrieketraadVier dae toetse? Nee dankie!

With a few recent test matches fin­ish­ing in 3 or 4 days, there has been talk in some quar­ters about redu­cing test matches to 4 days. We’d like to give a resound­ing no thanks sent back to any such ideas.
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0Krieket Australië logoSteve Smith — world number 1 mond, nie tel 1 kolwer

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Steve Smith who has taken over the “Glen McGrath” pro­fess­or­ship for the pub­lic under­stand­ing of Aus­trali­an hubris. Om eerlik te wees McGrath, 'n man met meer as 500 test wick­ets, and integ­ral mem­ber of one of the greatest sides of all time, he could be for­giv­en for think­ing his side might white­wash Eng­land, although say­ing it aloud is insult­ing and isn’t a part of the spir­it of respect in which crick­et should be said. Steve Smith how­ever, a man who was pathet­ic the last time he vis­ited Eng­land and pathet­ic again in the cur­rent series (if we exclude his excel­lent double hun­dred which was made on a flat noth­ing pitch at lord’s).
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0Die as urnHome conditions — more important than ever?

so, Eng­land have com­pre­hens­ively wrapped up the Ashes with a game to spare. Wat 'n ommekeer van 18 months ago where they were humi­li­ated by an aver­age Aus­trali­an side. With such huge swings out­come over the past 3 Ashes series the talk­ing heads have focussed on the con­di­tions play­ing a huge part. Is hulle reg om?
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0Aanbid Krieket logoWaar het ons?

We’ve had rather an exten­ded hiatus over the last year or so with one author start­ing a fam­ily and myself par­tic­u­larly busy with work from Septem­ber to May. But over the com­ing months we hope to get back to our best. And we could­n’t have come back to crick­et time at a bet­ter time for Eng­land fans.

0Cook toon sy staal in 'n Ballanced prestasie

Welgedaan Alistair Cook. OK, so he missed out on mak­ing a cen­tury, net, maar om te score 95 when the chips were really down took unbe­liev­able char­ac­ter. The only way he was going to silence the crit­ics was with some runs and hope­fully today’s score marks a per­man­ent return to form. The crowd’s reac­tion when he scored his half cen­tury and the ova­tion when he left the field when speaks volumes as to the sup­port for him amongst the crick­et watch­ing pub­lic. Hy is 'n goeie man en het nie verdien 'n paar van die diatribe afgedank sy pad.

Geof­frey Boy­cott has pre­dicted a draw already – and the Rose Bowl pitch looks like it will pro­duce anoth­er unin­spir­ing match where the bat rules supreme. How ridicu­lous. We need pitches that have some­thing on offer for both bats­men and bowl­ers, one that rewards top expo­nents of both dis­cip­lines. So, wat as die spel is verby in vier dae in plaas van vyf? Short term fin­an­cial think­ing risks under­min­ing the entire fab­ric of the game – and then where will the money come from?... Lees die volledige artikel