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Intelligence in Sport, and the Lack of it – Part One, Cricket

World Cup Blunders In the writing, broadcasting and discussion of sport, we are assailed with opinions about the skill, power, speed, nerve and bravery of individual sportsmen and women. The importance of one factor is too often neglected. Intelligence, or

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Australian Sport – Powder Puff Cricketers?

Sport Injury The first day of the second test Australia v India was the final push I needed to pen this article when four members of the Australian attack suffered from one injury or another. Aussie Cricketers My interest in

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Test Cricket’s Adelaide Magic

A Christmas present of a pitch for batsmen and the prospect of hard labour in the heat for bowlers, both fast and slow, is so often the situation in Adelaide for the December test and this one appeared no different.

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The Art of Sport Commentary

When we view international cricket on television, whose are the voices with which we are most familiar? Bob Willis, Michael Atherton, Ian Botham, Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell, Michael Slater, Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison. In rugby it is Joel Stransky, Bobby

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Remembering Archie

What a moving and emotional tribute Michael Clarke provided at today’s funeral for poor Phil Hughes. Describing his visit to the SCG on the night of Hughes’ death, he said, ‘I knelt down and touched the grass. I swear he

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Umpiring and Technology

In an age when technology has become a part of sport in general and cricket in particular, it is worth examining the merits or otherwise of technology as an aid to cricket umpires. One school of thought says that wherever

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AB de Villiers – How Good is He?

Ask a cricket fan who the best ODI cricketer of the past decade is and on the sub-continent you might receive the reply Tendulkar or Sangakkara, in Australia, Ponting and in the West Indies, Gayle. Purely in statistical terms AB

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