0gebreekte WicketBeste boulaanval ter wêreld?

Aus­trali­an coach Mickey Arthur has giv­en an inter­view in which he said that he thinks the cur­rent Aus­trali­an bowl­ing attack is the best in the worldI’m tak­ing this in the spir­it of the tra­di­tion­al “Glenn McGrath” pre-ashes wind up speech, but Arthur did­n’t say they were just bet­ter than the Eng­land bowl­ing attack (dubi­ous enough in itself) but bet­ter than all the oth­ers in the world too. So should Eng­land really be quak­ing in their boots?... Lees die volledige artikel

0Beste Engeland XI van die afgelope 20 jaar

Gereelde lesers van my witterings sal weet dat Toets Krieket het beslag gelê vir my. Dit is wat krieket groot maak.

So die Kampioene-trofee op die oomblik in Engeland gespeel het het my laat dink ... wat is die beste XI vir Engeland in die afgelope tyd?

Die eerste vraag, natuurlik, is hoe kan jy definieer 'n onlangse "? Goed vir die doeleindes van hierdie artikel het ek besluit op die debuut-toets van middelorde linkshandige kolwer Graham Thorpe.

Thorpe het sy debuut in die getrek derde Ashes toets van 1993 gehou tussen 1 en 6 Julie. Thorpe het 'n ton op debuut. goeie dienaar.

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0Tradisionele Gees van KrieketWaar is die gees van krieket?

So we’re only x days into the ICC cham­pi­ons trophy and there have been 2 very dis­ap­point­ing incid­ents involving play­ers in the tour­na­ment, one on the pitch and one off. Whilst crick­et has had issue with gambling related cor­rup­tion (Bv. Han­sie Cronje or the Spot-Fix­ing scan­dal from 2011) the game has a repu­ta­tion for good spir­it and hon­est play between play­ers. Are these recent events a sign that times are chan­ging, or are they merely an unfor­tu­nate blip?
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1Krieket BoxDie bouler se Holding ... innuendo nog baie sterk

Byna elke krieket fan die beroemde uitspraak gehoor het, toegeskryf word aan Brian Johnston, “The Bowl­er­’s Hold­ing, the Bats­man’s Wil­ley”. Wheth­er or not this really was said live on air no longer mat­ters a great deal, dit is briljant verteenwoordiger van die baie dubbel entenders wat featured in krieket kommentaar voor en sedert. Die nuutste in hierdie pragtige tradisie geoffer gister deur Charles Dagnall in sy kommentaar op die Kampioene-trofee wedstryd tussen Pakistan en Suid-Afrika, wanneer, in die beskrywing van die 7ft1 Mohammed Irfan van Pakistan, Hy het aangekondig "Hy is net 'n monumentally groot handvatsel ... so te sê". Na 'n goeie giggel ek stel oor die opstel van 'n lys van 'n paar van my gunstelinge, wat ek hieronder aanbied.
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0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 5

En so het dit gebeur.

Eng­land wrapped up a con­vin­cing vic­tory thus tak­ing the series 2–0. Dit was al 'n bietjie te maklik. Only the weath­er could have saved New Zea­l­and from cer­tain defeat. Dit het gereën, maar net nie genoeg, and Eng­land stepped up to the plate and showed their true class.

They are a far bet­ter side than New Zea­l­and and they proved it. The bowl­ing attack in par­tic­u­lar through­out the series have per­formed very well although the Kiwis’ attack hasn’t done too badly either.… Lees die volledige artikel

0TMSUitsaai briljantheid deur TMS - Die Engelse Krieketraad Preek

What ori­gin­ally got me fol­low­ing inter­na­tion­al crick­et was an early expos­ure to Test Match Spe­cial. As we all know, test crick­et isn’t always the most break­neck paced sport, en vul die tyd tussen boulbeurte, die drankies breek, middagete, tee, and “Brit­ish-sum­mer” inspired inter­rup­tions is not an easy chal­lenge. TMS has done this so well it pretty much jus­ti­fies the license fee on it’s own. In the most recent 2‑match series I’ve enjoyed “ask the umpire”, Ek het geleer oor gloeilampe wat mol stoot uit jou tuin, and prob­ably the high­light of TMS in 2013, I heard a won­der­ful “ser­mon”, writ­ten for a crick­et lov­ing groom who was get­ting mar­ried whilst the 2nd test was being played. Thank you to TMS for broad­cast­ing this, en dankie aan die Revd Stew­art Fyfe for writ­ing and shar­ing it with the nation via TMS.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 4

Bit of a steady day today… if the weath­er is OK tomor­row Eng­land will almost cer­tainly win and if it chucks it down then a draw would seem likely.

But it should already be all over with a com­fort­able vic­tory, prob­ably by an innings. Cook should have enforced the fol­low-on. Even if Eng­land had ended up los­ing he would have made a clear state­ment of intent and put a mark­er down that he is an aggress­ive and gutsy char­ac­ter who takes no pris­on­ers. Instead he took the defens­ive option.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 3 — England Booming

There are vari­ous top­ics I could have chosen to write about after the third day of the second test in the Eng­land vs New Zea­l­and series.

The issues that imme­di­ately jump out are 1) anoth­er fant­ast­ic per­form­ance by England’s bowl­ers against a woe­ful Kiwi bat­ting line up 2) a lovely return to form of the home side’s skip­per and open­ing bat Alastair Cook 3) four wick­ets for Swann or 4) the highly debat­able decision by Eng­land not to enforce the fol­low on (almost guar­an­tee­ing a series vic­tory but greatly redu­cing the chances of a vic­tory in the match with rain fore­cast). But today I am going to swerve a little left of centre and focus on some­thing entirely dif­fer­ent…

They say every day is a school day and today I learnt some­thing new today… The great mous­ta­chioed former middle order Aus­sie slug­ger Dav­id Boon is match ref­er­ee for this test. I like to think I have a good grasp of world crick­et events but the pro­mo­tion of the talis­man­ic Tas­mani­an as a world ref­er­ee in 2011 is some­thing that passed me by but is some­thing that also pleases me greatly.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 2

First off a great big cherry bun with extra icing con­grat­u­la­tions to my fel­low York­shire lad Joe Root for his maid­en cen­tury. Joe – who even went to the same school as me and my fel­low author of this web­site (King Ecg­berts in Shef­field) - Eenvoudig sypel klas. Bar­ring injury he’s going to be an Eng­land fix­ture for many years to come.

But Joe aside there has to be con­cern at the form, or lack there­of, of the Eng­land top order. And ques­tions need to be raised for a team with designs on the World num­ber one test rank­ing.… Lees die volledige artikel