Archive for the ‘Australian cricket’ Category

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Michael Wille’s Cricketing Journey: Ceylon and Melbourne

February 21, 2018

Michael Wille, courtesy of Island, 11 November 2017, swwhere the title is My cricketing journey, from big dreams to big matches””

I have been asked to write an article about my cricketing journey from Colombo to Melbourne. I have some reservations about how relevant my article will be. However, I trust that it will serve essentially as an insight to the exhilarating schoolboy cricketing era of the 1950s.

I debuted for Royal in ’54 and captained in ’57. A couple of weeks after the Royal-Thomian I migrated to Australia and was the first Sri Lankan to play District (Grade) cricket in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bodyline Bar Adelaide Oval

February 4, 2018

Amateur Photographs in bad light while play –on field and in the bar –continued

  Woodful hit by Larwood

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Adelaide Oval Cricket on Australia Day 26th January 2018

January 27, 2018

The Dress-Up Stand

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Sangha and Pope take a bow

January 23, 2018

Lloyd Pope’s baffling spin and Jason Sangha’s wonderful catching at sli on top of a top score of 69 [[ say 200 ina normal Test Match] bring victory over England for Australian Under 19 Team.… SEE video for Pope’s 8 wickets as well

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22185308/shaking-quite-unbelievable-lloyd-pope

Shashank Kishore in EsPNcricinfo

Lloyd Pope would vouch for how cricket is a great leveller. Just 10 days ago against India, he dropped two sitters and bowled all of three overs for 22 in a game Australia were overwhelmed. Soon after the game, Pope’s parents walked towards the dressing room to comfort their disconsolate son, who was in tears. Pope admitted to being disappointed then.

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Eight Wickets!! Aussie Leg-Spinner Pope decimates England Under 19

January 23, 2018

ESPNcricinfo Item

Pope befuddles England U 19 … AFTER Sangha scores 56 for Australia in a low-scoring encounter

Quarter-Final, ICC Under-19 World Cup at Queenstown, Jan 23 2018

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Outfield Catch of the Century …. On Video after Advert

January 23, 2018

Laughlin, Weatherald combine for ridiculous catch!!!

Adelaide Strikers’ Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald combined to dismiss Dwayne Bravo as they defeated Melbourne Renegade by 26 runs at the Etihad Stadium

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/_/id/8044/season/2017/big-bash-league/

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Ashton Agar in the BBL Spotlight

January 21, 2018

From Geoff Lemon’s review of the Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurrincanes BBL Match

Are you Agar jelly?

What T20 side wouldn’t be jealous of having Ashton Agar? He’s a lock for the Australian T20 team, with national selectors bound to further raid Scorchers’ bowling stocks just before the Big Bash final. His economy rate of 5.51 per over puts him among Big Bash royalty.

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