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The decline of the Gatorade drinks break

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 7, 2015 - 1:41pm

Some photos from my personal archives demonstrate how the presence of the Gatorade has evolved, and ultimately deteriorated, at the drinks break of Test matches during the Australian summer. (And probably how the standards of mobile phone photography have improved.)

In 2004:

Big Show by The Big Show: A 2014 cricket highlight

Submitted by Rick Eyre on December 29, 2014 - 12:48am

Victoria Bitter? No, that's just the advertising.

New South Wales defeated Victoria by an innings and 48 runs in two and a half days at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 14 February 2014. This was despite the best efforts of Glenn "The Big Show" Maxwell who scored 94 for the Vics in their first innings of 218.

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Great Ashes predictions of our time.

Submitted by Rick Eyre on December 9, 2013 - 12:03pm

I have never been a great tipper of sporting results. I can go years without picking the complete weekend's round in the footy tips contest. With that in mind, and to make it easier for you to mock me in perpetuity, I present my prediction for the 2013-14 Ashes, as made on the day before the First Test:

Cricinfo at 20ish: CricInfo365 at 15

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 17, 2013 - 12:12am

Today, July 16, is the 15th anniversary of the first edition of CricInfo365 - the daily news email service of CricInfo, then a joint venture with Direct Network Publishing (later 365Corp). I was its creator, editor, and in those early days, its full-time staff of one, and worked on about a thousand editions (through a name change to CricInfo Daily) until August 2001.

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The MCC World Cricket Committee meets in Dunedin

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 3, 2013 - 12:11am

There's nothing binding about the thoughts emanating from the MCC's World Cricket Committee. It's a group of eminent cricketers (and umpire) having a brainstorm twice a year, and that can't be a bad thing.

A world cricket committee: The MCC's own think tank

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 2, 2013 - 1:55pm

The Marylebone Cricket Club, the one and only MCC to those not living in Melbourne or working for Microsoft, has come a long way in the past couple of decades. One of the higher profile innovations by the MCC in recent years was the establishment in 2006 of its "World Cricket Committee", an independent think tank of past and present players and umpires.

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