Cricket Quiz October 2005
1. When did the amateur/professional distinction end in English cricket? 2. Who were the last amateurs to play as amateurs for England, ie, in the last Test when the amateur/professio...

Test match 54/55 the ashes australia
Victory in Australia , The test matches of 1954/55 by E W Swanton, prologue by CB Fry .Covers a little grubby,otherwise good condition. Daily Telegraph Publication. Details of the OTHER...

Billy was at school this morning in the outback and the teacher asked all the children what there fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came out, Fireman, Policeman, Salesman, Ch...

The white stick trohpy result
LCU&S won by 5 wickets A nice report below, good to see Jim McCall present and opening the batting. Good job LCU&S shifted early him too. NIACUS v LCU&SA The Green, Co...

New Postage Stamps for Ashes Victory
A miniature sheet of 4 postage stamps will be released by the Royal Mail on 6th October to commemorate the Ashes victory. There is a picture on the web site below. Two poin...

Fire at Stayley CC
Stayley Cricket Club (Millbrook, Cheshire)lost it's changing rooms and much equipment through an arson attack at the weekend. More details on We urgently need ass...

Re: Give the bowler a chance
Dare I mention Salisbury and Saqlain ? Keedy and Schofield/Murali OK only one england qualified bowler, but both bowled a lot in tandem with another spinner. A problem...

"Counties to cut foreign signings" Looks like money talks :) Good move by the ECB. After I read this article, I remembered something I wrote in thi...

Sigh. Yet more Oz whinging
Having taken one of the strongest and wealthiest counties, Surrey, into the second division of the CC, the Surrey coach, the Australian Steve Rixon , described the Championship as "a ces...

Play again Aussies won the 1st test by 3 runs. just like the real thing!

Cricket Novelty Song Hit For Six
Shock and horror! The novelty song "The Ashes Back" will not be released in this country due to lack of 'balls' in some major record companies. Apparently a song celebrating the s...

About time cricket grew up.... If he wants to piss fart about dancing let him, as long as he can still come up with the goods when called for, then he's going to ...

Ponting and Carson
Has anyone else noticed etc Ricky Ponting and Johnny Carson? Carson: Boigler alarm! Ponting: http://www.dailytim...

Jerusalem-dodger's advice
I used to cringe at Jerusalem, 'til I discovered that you can sing these words to the same tune: In the deserts of Sudan And the gardens of Japan From Milan to Yukatan ...

Give the bowler a chance
Since the war almost every law change and other development has favoured the batsman - the only change favouring the bowler was the extension of the LBW law to balls trapping a ba...

2005 County Championship Scoring Summary (provisional)
Batting Runs Wkts Avg Derbyshire 8592 265 32.42 Durham 7604 215 35.37 Essex ...

CC Round 21 : Stats
Last update of the season... Record County v County partnerships ----------------------------------- Ham 6th v Not : 254* JP Crawley & AD Mascarenhas Southampton Nor 9th ...

Compare and contrast - bowlers
All the black bowlers who have taken 50 or more wickets for England have averaged over 30 runs a wicket: Cowan (ave 39), Malcolm (37), Lewis (37), Small (34), DeFreitas (33). All ...

Yorkshire vs Northants
I wonder when a team last lost all 20 wickets to two spinners. It's all the more impressive since the Yorkshire batting has been excellent this season. It had to be, given the state of our...

Lancashire Champions!
If only I can say that next season. United Road

Why did Pietersen leave SA?
The story I heard was that he though that racial quotas would keep him out of the team, so decided to come and play for England. I really can't see what his problem was. The man i...

Compare and contrast
John Crawley has become one of the very small group of those who have scored two or more triple hundreds. His test career average of 34.61 is higher than that of Butcher (34.58), Hic...

After the rugby World Cup Clive Woodward was mentioned instantly for a knighthood, shouldn't Duncan Fletcher get some sort of homour? And what about the coach of the England ladies, w...

As you Aussies are sending us dodgy cricket jokes...
Q. What do the Aussie wicket keeper and Michael Jackson have in common? A. They both wear gloves for no apparent reason Q. What is the height of optimism? A. An ...

CC Round 20 : Stats
Record County v County partnerships ----------------------------------- Der 8th v Yor : 140 AG Botha & T Lungley Derby Nor 5th v Dur : 185 U Afzaal & MH Wessels Chester-le-Stre...

Consequence of Australia's Ashes defeat
I don't think there is any point in Australia fielding an "A" Team given its present malaise. That's because Australia have become the "A" team. They would have to field a "...

Dear All Been keeping an eye on Monty Panesar since someone mentioned him on here earlier in the summer. I see he's given the selectors a reminder of what they might not be taki...

TFF p/w
Anyone with the TFF p/w this week? TIA. Malcolm.

The Pommies
Apparently this track is being released in the UK soon and the England Team may be behind it! Have a look, well funny

Relegation dog-fight
The real cricketing story of the week seems to have escaped these parts, but Surrey & Middx start to fight over the final relegation place tomorrow. IfI've got it right, Surrey need to win w...

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