Posts Tagged: Graeme Swann

0Engeland en Wallis Krieketraad logo'N spel van senuwee?

Dit is weer daardie tyd - die nagte is lank, die lug is koud, maar gou die radio sal brand in die lewe en bring die klanke van die Australiese somer in ons ore. Sal Engeland terug te kom uit die vorige kalk met 'n oorwinning (as wat hulle gedoen het in 2010-11, of sal Australië voltooi 'n 3ST afwit in 4 reeks. Ek vir een is weddery dit sal nie 'n trekking wees!
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0Indië neem die inisiatief in die derde toets

Twee toetse in, 1–0 to India. England’s poor sum­mer con­tin­ued apace today with a shock­ing (Jammer, haglike) col­lapse after lunch today to hand the vis­it­ors the ini­ti­at­ive going for­ward into the rest of the series. On cur­rent evid­ence it would be hard to see past India win­ning the series.
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0Engeland in die behoefte van Moore somer klas

Verskonings een en almal vir 'n gebrek aan onlangse musings - dit is alles te danke aan 'n nuwe aankomeling in die huishouding wat my wakker beteken (en slaap) uur is heeltemal oorheers deur bottelvoeding sessies en luier veranderinge - ja 'n bietjie bambino het aangebreek. Give her about 18 years and she’ll be play­ing for Eng­land.
Any­way; to busi­ness.
Wel, to para­phrase Wil­li­am Shakespeare some­what, that was a winter of dis­con­tent for Eng­land. After pretty inept per­form­ances in the Ashes most would have thought it couldn’t get any worse. It did – the humi­li­at­ing defeat against the Neth­er­lands (even if it was a ‘dead rub­ber’) prov­ing the coup de grâce. Before and since that final sham­bol­ic out­ing there have been some high pro­file cas­u­al­ties — gone are coach Andy Flower, middle order main­stay Jonath­an Trott and spin king Graeme Swann. And then of course there is the whole saga around Kev­in Pietersen. Glove­man Matt Pri­or will also be nervously look­ing over his shoulder as oth­ers threaten his place in the side.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Australië stoom op in die geveg teen Proteas

Wanneer Engeland kwadraat tot Australië in die laaste reeks om die As ek, soos baie, gedink dat die besoekers sal die urn in die vyf wedstryde behou. Dit is altyd 'n taaier stryd as die somer onthulling maar oorwinning sal na verwagting.

Speler vir speler Engeland was net te sterk, En hulle was nie? Op daardie stadium, with the standout excep­tion of middle-order maes­tro Michael Clarke, a com­bined XI of the two sides would have been dom­in­ated by the three lions. Oth­er than skip­per Clarke who would have made the com­bined side? Per­haps Dav­id Warner for Michael Car­berry? A fit Ryan Har­ris in for either Chris Trem­lett or Tim Bresnan? Cer­tainly the former, prob­ably the lat­ter. A place for Shane Wat­son? Miskien - maar wat sou hy vervang? Op die oog af, how­ever, Eng­land cer­tainly appeared the stronger out­fit.… Lees die volledige artikel

0As tot as, Engeland tot stof

Want wat ek nou gaan sê, kan ek van bo af getref ... maar ek is bly dat hierdie reeks om die As is op 'n einde. Heel eenvoudig Australië het baie beter gespeel as die som van hulle individuele dele en Engeland gewees, vir die groot deel, absoluut diaboliese.

As sure as night fol­lows day the Aus­sies wrapped up a dev­ast­at­ing 5–0 series win, yet again bowl­ing Eng­land out for a piti­ful total not worthy of an inter­na­tion­al line up. The vis­it­ors now need to go back, re-group and pick up the pieces from this poten­tially dis­astrous tour down-under.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Graeme Swann kondig onmiddellike aftrede

Amongst the wreck­age of the Ashes tour comes anoth­er seis­mic bomb­shell — the best Eng­lish spin­ner in a gen­er­a­tion has handed his tick­et in.

Yes it’s true — Graeme Swann has announced his imme­di­ate retire­ment. Wat 'n massiewe verlies. Swann was a great play­er, com­pet­it­or, fight­er and all-round team man. Hy kan selfs hou 'n kolf op die regte manier ronde.

Hav­ing taken 255 wick­ets in his test career at a shade under 30 n stuk, sy rekord is daar vir almal om te sien en dit gaan baie moeilik om hom te vervang te wees. As always with Eng­land there’s hardly a queue of spin­ners banging down the door to take his place in the side. So does that mean we go back to the days of only ever pick­ing a twirler when the pitch suits rather than a first choice?... Lees die volledige artikel

2T20Engeland se Straat oor rus spelers

As I sit listen­ing to the T20 freak-show (it mar­gin­ally beats whatever soap based rub­bish the wife is watch­ing) I’ve been con­tem­plat­ing the debate that’s been stirred after Eng­land res­ted five key play­ers for the ODI series.

Cap­tain Cook, klok, Graeme Swann, Jimmy Ander­son and T20 cap­tain Stu­art Broad are all put­ting their feet up and let­ting a new-look Eng­land take on the Aus­sies for the five match series.

Former Cap­tain Michael Vaughan has had his say and Stu­art Broad has fired back. The media have of course jumped on to a healthy debate and stirred it into a bit of a row.… Lees die volledige artikel

1Die as urnAustralia hold the upper hand — in a dead rubber match

Two days in and Aus­tralia cer­tainly have the upper hand. Maar so what. The Ashes are won and won pretty con­vin­cingly at that. This is a dead-rub­ber match and is very remin­is­cent of Ashes series of old when Eng­land used to sud­denly pull a decent per­form­ance out of the hat when the urn was in the pos­ses­sion of the Aus­sies. Play­ers who time and time again let the team down would sud­denly grab a five-for or score a cen­tury and their series aver­age to the his­tor­ic observ­er would look half-decent.… Lees die volledige artikel

1Engeland en Wallis Krieketraad logoAussies Tonked — Now to the Future

Firstly an apo­logy for not updat­ing the site much of late – along with the oth­er author for this site I’ve been on a drive through Europe.

Ons is nou al terug, so bang nie.

so, Eng­land wrapped up the Ashes with a barn­storm­ing per­form­ance on the last day to well and truly send them pack­ing. A lot has been writ­ten already about England’s per­form­ance and, in par­tic­u­lar, Stu­art Broad’s per­form­ance. It was excel­lent, einde van.

So I’m going to con­cen­trate on some­thing a little dif­fer­ent, 'n bietjie off-sentrum as jy wil.

When Aus­tralia were at their peak a few years back (lyk so lank gelede nou!) the one mis­take they made was not to blood up-and-com­ing young­sters so they had a chance to exper­i­ence the highs and lows of test match crick­et.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Die as urn3–0 to England… what have we learned?

I’ve been away on hol­i­day for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the crick­et. Dur­ing that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and Eng­land have exten­ded their lead to 3–0. Hav­ing been away from all the talk­ing heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, So hier is 'n paar van my eie gedagtes, unin­flu­enced by the pun­dits.

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