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The cricket catch-up thanks to Twitter, Part One

Submitted by rickeyre on January 30, 2010 - 10:55am

For no obvious reason I haven't done a blog entry about cricket since my end-of-year piece on December 30 (apart from a item spruiking my book "Today In Cricket" and why haven't you bought it yet?). Worse still, my daily Test match entries conked out after the opening day of the Australia v Pakistan First Test.

"Today In Cricket" - you've visited the website, now buy the book!

Submitted by rickeyre on January 6, 2010 - 11:45pm

See important update below

After years as an online-only presence, "Today In Cricket: Events on this day in cricket history" is now released in print.

Around six thousand fun-filled facts on births, deaths and interesting events in the sport of cricket for every day of the year, based on my "Today In Cricket History" feature which has appeared in various forms on the internet and other like media over the past seventeen years, plus a few short essays by me which have not previously been published.


The good the bad the ugly of 2009

Submitted by rickeyre on December 30, 2009 - 11:19pm

It's almost as terrifying as the prospect of a Bros comeback tour, but here, back after an eleven-and-a-half year absence and for one night only, I give you The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Cricket in 2009.

The top 10 cricket stories of 2009

Submitted by rickeyre on December 30, 2009 - 2:54pm

An intermittently annual tradition for me since about 1996, has been my list of what I regard as the top ten news stories about cricket for the calendar year. I now present my 2009 edition. There's a little bit of overlap among some stories, and some are not single events but rather a collection of events over time. Sadly and tragically, Number One on this year's list picks itself, but some of the others required a bit of thought. If you can think of anything major that has happened since 1 January 2009 that I have missed, please leave a comment.

The good the bad the ugly October 1996 - April 1998

Submitted by rickeyre on December 29, 2009 - 11:04am

The following is a compilation of a monthly column that I wrote which originally appeared in Cricinfo in 1996, 1997, 1998. It was done as a not-too-serious companion piece to a Player of the Month selection that I was also doing for Cricinfo over the same period of time. I have modified some of the links in this version for clarity. Note also that these awards pre-date another certain Google.

WACA Test wrap: 2-0, but nothing to jump up and down about.

Submitted by rickeyre on December 23, 2009 - 7:08am

The Frank Worrell Trophy is settled for 2009. Australia 2, West Indies 0, with one draw. Sounds decisive on the surface of it, but the truth is that, for the two latter Tests at least, the Windies surpassed expectations. Australia played like a team hovering between third and fourth-best in the world.


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