Archive for the ‘technology and cricket’ Category


Kookaburra’s Micro-Chip Cricket Ball: Measuring, Analysing Et Cetera

August 15, 2019

Bipin Dani, in Pakistan Observer, 15 August 2019, with this title “For the first time, the cricket ball will talk”

Ben Tattersfield, an Australian, is a specialist in innovation. He has a strong entrepreneurial spirit together with a passion for technology.  As a self-taught techie Ben Tattersfield’s out of the box thinking has led to a number of interesting and innovative solutions and ideas that have made him an inventor of a world’s first micro-chipped cricket ball. The embedded chip will enable real-time feedback that will change the game of cricket.

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New Zealand Cricket Squad practice in the ‘Shade’ of Commando Guns

August 5, 2019

There is a photograph in The ISLAND, this Monday 5th August,of the Kiwi cricketers at practice at the Premadasa Stadium with armed guards as security  …. a picture that has not made it to the web versions

COMPARE  THIS ITEM from 2011:  Paul Radley,The Black Caps are focused on beating Sri Lanka in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup as their presence goes unnoticed, even by security officials.” 29 March 2011,


Rivetting Edgbaston Test Match from the Seat of Errol’s Pants

August 4, 2019

Errol Fernando to Gavin

THIRD DAY: I have worn out my chair watching this ever-changing and absorbing Test match for 3 days.  I will need to find something to sit on for the next 2 days because with 17 wickets to fall, this match will surely go well into the fifth day. Even the innumerable umpiring errors are fascinating! Do you think you and I would have done a better job,Gavin, and not needed any technology??

Steve Smith has made his point quietly, effectively and stunningly. In  just one match he has gently pushed everyone else aside and announced that he is the best in the world.Kane Williamson would be proud of him. England will have to find a way to get him out otherwise he will make 10 centuries in the series.

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Kusal Perera Incident: How to Manage Head Knocks

February 9, 2019

Ben Horne, in The Weekend Australian, 8 February 2019, where the title is   ICC Head Rules are exposed”

The International Cricket Council’s lack of action on concussion is in the spotlight again after it emerged an unfit Sri Lanka batsman was allowed to defy doctor’s orders and face the blazing Australian attack in Canberra last week.

It is understood Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera was theoretically ruled out of the second Test with concussion when, in the absence of a Sri Lankan team doctor, he was assessed by Australian doctor Richard Saw. The assessment came after Perera was forced to retire hurt in the first innings after he was struck by a bouncer from Jhye Richardson.

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Further Reflections on Sri Lanka’s Cricketing Defeats in Australia

February 8, 2019

Michael Roberts

Many factors contributed to the resounding defeats suffered by the Sri Lankan squad in Australia, A few were dictated by the dice of the gods. But as many were due to serious shortcomings in the capacities displayed by individuals in the team on the field.

Dimuth Karunaratne being attnded to after being hit on the helmeted head

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Maturing: ESPN reaches 25

January 1, 2019

Original Title: =The A to Z of ESPNcricinfo” …..

This is an updated version of an article originally published to mark ESPNcricinfo’s 20th anniversary in 2013

QUIZ: identify these stars

Cricket’s early amateur spirit was reflected in ESPNcricinfo’s first avatar. Students, in American universities, and also in the UK and Australia, starved of cricket and desperate for scores of matches being played across the world, used Internet Relay Chat to post and search for score updates. After Simon King, a student at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s, who was the first to realise the value of automated updates, developed the CricInfo bot that would send users a private message every time they asked for scores, several people in various universities volunteered to keep the scorecards updated, later taking the time to add old scorecards, match reports and other information to Cricinfo’s database. Read the rest of this entry ?


Ball-tampering: A Fine-grained Legal Analysis

November 3, 2018

Peter Hunt, 14 September 2018, THE ROAR  where the title is  Ball tampering – a legal analysis and a call for reform”

It’s lunch on the third day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Cape Town and the Test series is at a critical stage.

A day which will live in infamy 
Australia won the first Test and South Africa won the second. Now, in the third, South Africa enjoys a 56-run lead on the first innings and at lunch, they have lost one wicket in accumulating 65 precious runs. So, with a lead of 121 runs and with nine second-innings wickets in hand, South Africa will resume shortly and look to block, cover drive, leave and square cut themselves into a position of comfort.

Cameron Bancroft of Australia talks to the umpire on the third day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)

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