Churchill’s words unite parliament and the public by Richard Jones

A look at Darkest Hour (PG)DH

Winston Churchill might have been under extreme duress during May 1940 yet all that stress caused by constant German air raids and the mooted evacuation of Dunkirk never detracted from his brilliant speeches. 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



The Mavericks in New Orleans. Photos by Dean Schulze.


OTHERWISE we might never have got off our arses and organised the tour of the USA we had been talking about for nearly 40 years. Camo and I always thought about driving Route 66 but when he had his little brush with death we did a bit of research and decided Route 66 might not be what we always dreamed of. So it ended up being a four-week trip taking in NYC, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. And what a hell of a trip it was. So many highlights but I would bore the tits off you if I did a day by day because almost every day had a highlight. So I’ll just mention a few things. Continue reading