The launch in September of The Surfer, CricInfo's first genuine incursion into modern blogging technology, caused quite a buzz in our part of the blogosphere. That was followed in October by Wicket to Wicket, touted as a platform for CricInfo's columnists to discuss topical matters. All very promising, even though they were yet to open the floodgates to public comments.
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Archive - Nov 2005
As the Trescothick Era of English Cricket dawns in Multan today, it's worth noting that the Guardian have published a book of their infamous OBO (over-by-over) logs of the 2
I should have mentioned this one sooner, but the October 7 edition of ABC Radio National's The Sports Factor included an excellent 15-minute feature on the black-arm protest by Andy Flower and Henry Olonga before the start of Zimbabwe's first game in the 2003 World Cup.
The program, by former Zimbabwean journalist Robert Scott who now works for the ABC in Western Australia, includes interviews with the pair and is an excellent account of the episode from their point of view.
In addition to Steve Waugh's two radio interviews that I highlighted here recently, I am aware of at least two others that are available online.
On October 31, Waugh was interviewed on ABC Queensland's "Conversations" by former Doug Anthony All Star Richard Fidler. This interview is available in MP3 and realaudio format.
November 6, 2005: Australia defeats the West Indies by 379 runs to win the First Test at The Gabba. Now let's go back thirty years.
November 1975. Quite a month. Indonesia invaded Portuguese Timor. Morocco invaded Western Sahara. Even in Australia, a democratically-elected government was overthrown. Yes, quite a month. Supertramp invaded my brain, staying in control until after Christmas when they were flushed out by the arrival of the Queen's most potent weapon, Bohemian Rhapsody.