Month: August 2019

England Level Ashes with One Wicket Win

Steve Bruce, the new boss of the Newcastle United, does not care for criticism. On the one hand, he may consider himself fortunate that his is running an English Premier League club, rather than the Newcastle football club of the NRL. He would find no shortage of criticism if that…Read More

Steve Smith Expresses Hope of Being Available for Third Test

England may have solved their Steve Smith problem, for the moment at least. Simply have Jofra Archer ding Smith with the bowl and induce some concussion symptoms. To be clear, we are not suggesting that Archer was instructed to target Smith, or that Archer came up with the idea on…Read More

Hawthorn Demonstrates Rare Class in Fare Welling Roughead

It is quite nice of the Hawthorn Hawks to give Jarryd Roughead a proper sendoff. He played key roles in the Hawthorn premiership in 2008 and was a prime factor in the Hawks’ three consecutive flags in 2013 – 2015, not to mention his having one of the greatest surnames…Read More

Australia Spins England Out With 6 for 49 to Conquer Edgbaston

A 251-run win by Australia in the opener of the 2019 Ashes has hopefully set a tone and may have offered some measure of revenge for the semifinal loss to England in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup last month. That is the optimistic perspective. On the pessimistic side, it…Read More