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The streaker has struck and we return to the cricket
MIchael Angelow is often regarded as cricket's first streaker, but there was at least one earlier televised instance of an unclad pitch invasion. I know this because I was watching at the time. To my knowledge there is no other record of this incident anywhere on the internet.
Interviewed with Bettingrunner.com
The good folk at bettingrunner.com have been doing a series of interviews with owners of sports blogs and websites, and the other day they caught up with me.
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India announces its cricket team by Vine
When should the selection of a cricket team come with a photoepilepsy alert? This is how the BCCI announced its team to tour Sri Lanka via Vine in October 2015:
One vine. Ten wickets. The horror.
Australia's innings of 60 all out, encapsulated in one Vine by the ABC from Sky Sports footage:
Clive Rice and the game when he was the best of the best
Clive Rice has died at the age of 66 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was one of cricket's greatest all-rounders in an era of truly great all-rounders. But unlike Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee, Rice's achievements register barely a blip on the international cricket radar.
Cricket in the Olympics? (1996 edition revisited)
Cricket has made just one appearance in Olympic competition, in the second games of the modern olympiad, held in Paris in 1900.
Buck Rogers in the Seventh Half Century
When Chris Rogers was dismissed for 95 on Day Two of the Cardiff Test he achieved a new world record... the first player in the history of Test cricket for pass 50 in seven consecutive innings without converting for a 100.
Trevor Bayliss, head coach of England
Trevor Bayliss is one of those rare breed of New South Wales cricketers - one who never seriously threatened for Australian selection! A consistent batsman in Sheffield Shield cricket over a number of years while the Waughs, Taylors and Bevans were spending much of their time away on Test or one-day duty.