six nations challenge
I can't find any other results for todays other two games but in a surprisingly high scoring game USA have beaten Namibia. This must rank as a bit of a shock after all of the input Namibia h...

Cricket quiz March 2004
1. Which famous English novelist had a father who was a cricket pro who once took four wickets in four balls in FC cricket? 2. What was the date of the first Australian tour to...

Tariq / Murali
The young Pakistani spinner Tariq bowls just like Murali. One thing that strikes me is the doorsa delivery. We have tried it here and it seems impossible or nearly to bowl this delivery with...

Atherton: Caribbean is fun but Tests are testing
+++++++++++++ .......As most commentators have told us in the build up to this series, things are different now. Sabina Park is regarded as one of the best pitches in the region a...

TMS and the WI tour
I heard (while in a taxi otherwise I'd never have known) Talksport are covering the WI tour. To be honest, I can't remember whether this is "new news" or not. Two questions:

The Devil and David Graveney
There is a little bit about where the Australian cricket team came from, something I always suspected http://www.themiddlestump.com/middlestump1/GravDev3.html max.it <...

One for the stats fans - Bowling breakdowns
I'm no stats guru so could someone post the number of tests in the last 5 years where a bowler has failed to last the whole match e.g. Jones at Brisband 02/03, Gillespie at MCG 96/97? In t...

Nasser Hussain: We’re here to win
+++++++++++++ ..Hussain is desperate to give Brian Lara’s side another taste of the medicine they dished out for so long. He explained: “I was brought up on England losing 5...

England A v East Zone
East Zone all out 283 Napier 3-54 Tredwell 5-101 Kirby bowled very well without luck for 1-41 England all out 225 -- Robert Henderson philip@anywhere.demon.co.uk ...

U-19 WC - another England win
England beat Pakistan in their last super-six match by five runs England 196 Pakistan 191 Alastair Cook 83, Simon Davies 53 . Depressingly small coverage of ...

Review group to address flawed bowling actions
http://www.iccu19cricketworldcup.com/news/reporters/rep039.html good idea, but perhaps a sign that chucking is getting more popular? max.it

U-19 WC - Alastair Cook scores second successive hundred
Alastair Cook steered England to a victory over Zim by six wickets in the Super Sixes - this should put them through to the next stage. Cook scored 108*, his second century in...

Jack Flavell has died
The Worcester and England paceman, Jack Flavell, has died at the age of 74. Originally a genuinely fast bowler, he reduced his pace midway through the 1950s and became one of the best ...

Warning: winning the Championship can cost you
Despite being Champions, Sussex reported a loss of £367,000 for the past year, a figure which would have been much larger if they had not insured against winning the Championship - bonuses w...

Simon Jones has suspected shin splints
Simon Jones has suspected shin splints. God alone knows how much money the ECB have expended on him since his accident. Quite pointless to keep hope triumphing over experience. It is u...

Jones
I see that Our Hero had a really good day today, albeit against top notch opposition (the dreaded South Zone). It was perhaps as well that he was given the nod for the WI tour at the weekend...

Ian Bishop's comments on WI v Eng
On teletext yesterday, Ian Bishop has said he expects West Indies to win and would be very disappointed if they lost. Personally I don't think WI are as bad as they were when the two teams l...

Asian bowlers chuck more, says Bedi
+++++++++ Bedi renews his tirade on chuckers Saturday February 21 2004 00:00 IST PTI ISLAMABAD: Branding Asian bowlers as prime flouters of cricket laws, former Indian ...

Interesting results iin the U-19 WC
Zimbabwe have beat Oz after shooting them out for 73 Nepal beat SA by one wicket In addition, Papua and New Guinea have batted respectably in their losses. RH --

Reminder: Some help with Murali-Durian chucking poll
<Don't forget to vote: http://sultanator.blogspot.com > These dudes know a thing or two about the laws of cricket. http://in.sports.yahoo.com/021215/137/1z5dc.html

information of interest today
I found this on a bulletin board like this one and decided to try it. Previously I was browsing through a newsgroup, as you are now, and came across an article similar to this that sai...

Notts Husseys
I see Notts have signed David Hussey as 'standby' overseas player. Anyone know what he's done ? Is he really likely to be better than all the fringe Notts players, or is it just part of th...

england in the windies
just got my tickets for the 3Ws stand WOO HOO v excited! anyone else going?

Rod Marsh in the Telegraph
full article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2004/02/18/scbrig18.xml&sSheet=/sport/2004/02/18/ixcrick.html "There was some good cricket and the...

New Poll: Is Murali a chucking cheat or what?
So given recent developments, do you agree with 9 out of 10 professional cricketers, adminstrators, commentators and fans, that Sri Lanka's favourite son is bending the rules in his own...

U-19 news - Ben Harmison called up
Durham pace bowler Mark Turner has had to withdraw from the tournament with an ankle injury. Steve Harmison's brother Ben is his replacement. The DT describes him as an all-rounder. Let us h...

Some mistake surely
Harmison junior called up for World Cup Wisden Cricinfo staff February 16, 2004 Is is me, or did Wisden/Cricinfo get the last bit of this wrong...

Future England legspinner
I see that 16-year-old Greg Thompson picked up 5-49 in his first U19 world cup game, against the West Indies. Since he was born in Lisburn he is presumably a British citizen and therefore el...

[Women] 14 year old robs England
Johmari Logtenberg (15th birthday next week) scored 67 off 99 balls to take the match away from England at Port Elizabeth today [15.2.03]. There was low scoring by both sides and despite E...

Simon Jones
Simon Jones has had his first real workout for England A against Tamil Nadu. At the end of day 2 he has bowled 17 overs, 3 maidens, 47 runs for 3 wickets. Not a bad return. Let's hope he can...

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