Round one preview

It’s that time of year again. The blissful summer has swept by and the cricket pitches are replaced with center squares and Sherrin footballs. Thankfully our focus is now on the wonderfully skilfull and brutal game of Aussie Rules and not on the pathetic private lives of self-obsessed and frightfully naive athletes. Round one presents an opportunity for…

Richmond season preview

Another hopeful season dawns upon the tiger tribe at Punt Road. Historically, the tiger army are out in force with refreshing optimism at this time of year, buoyed by the expression- “it’s a new year”.  However, by the end of round one, the pain-strickened tiger army is silenced with despair and another familiar phrase- “same old,…

Persist with the battlers

Was it the luck of the Irish? No. It was the man from Dublin, Kevin O”Brien. Ireland’s stunning, dramatic and near impossible victory over their old rival England re-inforces the importance for a cricket World Cup to feature inferior teams like Ireland, Scotland, Kenya and Canada. As temporary as the positive momentum may carry in Irish cricket, this result…

Investigation?

Oh dear! The ICC Anti-Corruption unit are flexing their muscles. Could this be true? It is reported that the so-called “corruption” unit is looking into Australia’s batting innings against Zimbabwe. That new word in cricket is back- “spot fixing”. Is this proposed “investigation” into Australia’s “slow start” to their World Cup game cheap tokenism? Yes.…