When dreams come true

Golden Boy by Christian Ryan was recently named the Wisden Cricket Monthly best cricket book ever.

Here’s a book review from australianrules.com.au published in 2010… Continue reading

Back for the Test


I used to be a five-day-all-day man but I left live Test cricket behind many years ago. The lure of shade, the digital representation of the WACA scoreboard and a more appealing Australian team led me back this week – a couple of hours on day three and 65 minutes or whatever it was on the final day. Continue reading

Captaincy and learnings* in the Big Bash


Shaun Marsh trudges off Perth Stadium. It’s because, according to the ground announcer HE’S OUT!!!!

It felt like I was in a team meeting but I was just on the couch as usual. Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges was being interviewed a few days before the historic Big Bash semi final at Perth Stadium. He’s learned stuff, he said, from two trial matches and the One Day International played at the new venue – in short the team batting first had won comfortably each time. The Scorchers tend to like bowling first but they’d obviously need to reconsider. Continue reading