Eerstens liewe leser 'n verskoning vir ons gebrek aan onlangse kommunikasie - ons albei waardeer dit dat mense die tyd neem om te gooi deur ons musings en hoop jy aanhou om dit te doen. Nou vir sake. Back in August last year England did the unthinkable and broke the record for the highest ever one… Lees meer "
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Daar was 'n punt in die vierde toets tussen Indië en Engeland toe die tuisspan was 30-tal lopies agter hul teenstanders met net drie paaltjies oorblywende. Dit was 'n valse dagbreek al en die meesterlike Kohli en pragtige Jayant Yadav (in net sy derde toets) gekombineer om die wedstryd te neem en daarmee enige hoop ... Lees meer "
With just one match left in this new “super series” format between England and Sri Lanka the home nation have proven themselves completely dominant Winning the test series comes as no surprise – the visitors were never going to be able to cope with Anderson and Broad in home conditions – but I expected a… Lees meer "
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… Lees meer "
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.
In a way I am almost glad England failed to grind out a draw against Sri Lanka. Had they done so it would have been seen by many as some sort of miraculous escape. Rug teen die muur, stoic defence when the chips were down. Dit moet nie, however, detract from a dire performance. Vir ... Lees meer "
Cricket is a sport in which most followers expect their heroes to adhere to a higher standard of fair play and sportsmanship. The recent incident of ‘Mankading’ (wat op die aarde geskep dat frase?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end… Lees meer "
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. So seker soos die nag volg dag ... Lees meer "
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… Lees meer "
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… Lees meer "