Some more news on cricket's involvement in the campaign to provide urgent relief for victims of the October 8 earthquake in Pakistan:
The reports of the devastation caused by the October 8 earthquake are very distressing, and we may not yet know the full extent of the tragedy. At this stage at least 54000 people have died in Pakistan and 1400 in Indian-administered Kashmir. But there is a monumental humanitarian crisis unfolding, with about three million people homeless, many in remote locations, and winter approaching rapidly.
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"It really is a heavy book. It'll break your shoulder."
- Margaret Throsby on "Out Of My Comfort Zone" by Steve Waugh, ABC Classic FM, 25.10.05
Christmas is coming, and that means another book from Steve Waugh. Retirement from the game may well mean no more diaries, so this year we get his autobiography. That, of course, means hitting the media trail. Two interviews that he gave to ABC Radio this morning are both online.
Today would have been Day Six of the "Super Test" at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It seems an eternity since the game actually ended.
Meanwhile, in real cricket, Tasmania are following on against Queensland while Victoria have taken first innings points over WA.
There aren't enough Novocastrian bloggers out there, let alone Novocastrian bloggers about cricket. This from the city that gave you Greg Matthews, Gus Gilmour, Belinda Clark, Sandman Abbott, Dutchy Holland, Johnny Watkins, me...
From "One Salient Oversight" comes a thought-provoking analysis of Flintoff, Pietersen and the Jerk Factor.
I haven't had much to say about the unfortunately-named Super Series which ended two and a half days early yesterday. And I still don't.
Issue Four of the world's first cricket podcast series, The Net Sessions, is out now. A big thank you to everyone who has been waiting patiently for the next edition to come out. And thank you for all the feedback that I have received.