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Cricket Australia – Grace and Humility (or lack thereof)

They are virtues that are paramount in all sports across the globe and should not be devoid from the limelight. We have seen a huge lack of it in recent days and it has caused a stir around the cauldron of the Gabba as Australia routed a paltry England in less than four days.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 9:56 am

England beats Australia again – Alby Shale sets new world record with a little help from David Cameron, Sport

England beats Australia again – Alby Shale sets new world record with a little help from David Cameron

While most English cricket fans were trying to recover from the nerve-shredding Ashes victory at Trent Bridge, one man was embarking on inflicting an even more extraordinary Australian defeat.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 12:56 am

Why the real victims of Australia’s cricketing decline are the English, Sport

Why the real victims of Australia’s cricketing decline are the English

How is a generation raised on a masochistic diet of Glenn McGrath-induced top-order collapses and hour after gritty hour of Ricky Ponting’s batting meant to survive on this new uncertain opposition?

By | Sport | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 2:22 am

New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?, Notebook

New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?

Two thousand and eight hundred miles; the equivalent of running between Lands End and John O’Groats three times! This is the distance my husband and I have now run through the continent of South America.

By | Notebook | Monday, 25 February 2013 at 4:31 pm

Video: The next Usain Bolt?, Sport

Video: The next Usain Bolt?

Is this Australian boy who can run 100m in 11.72 seconds the world’s fastest 12-year-old?

By | Sport | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 12:00 pm

Why us Australians can’t get enough of Oktoberfest, Notebook

Why us Australians can’t get enough of Oktoberfest

At 4am on Thursday morning, myself, a Polish friend and two Englishmen will all begin the long and tiresome journey to Munich for a long weekend. After moving from the sunny shores of Australia to London two years ago, it comes as a bit of a surprise that I’m showing my European friends just what it is that makes Oktoberfest a place worth going to, and returning to, as I set forth into Beerfest for the second time in as many years.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 4:00 am

Must watch: Head cracking celebrations from Scotland, Sport

Must watch: Head cracking celebrations from Scotland

In a hilarious and completely unintentional variation of the chest-to-chest gridiron-style celebration, Alasdair Strokosch and Joe Ansbro cracked heads with their poorly conceived choreography…

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 5:24 pm

#LukeBrooks, Janoskians and another glimpse into the baffling world of internet fame, Notebook

#LukeBrooks, Janoskians and another glimpse into the baffling world of internet fame

Why use the near-infinite pool of free information out there on the world wide web for some kind of greater good, when we could watch a group of obnoxious pretty boys pissing people off on their way home from work?

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 22 May 2012 at 3:55 pm

Clarke to usher in new era?, Sport

Clarke to usher in new era?

If you ask any sport-fuelled Australian who Allan Border was, you would most likely get a sentence along the lines of ‘the most intimidating / feared Australian to have graced international sport.’ As a batsman, he was devastating, as a captain he was a crusader to the national side and brought Cricket Australia out of a dark and troubling age.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 at 10:43 am

A fresh start for Cricket Australia, Sport

A fresh start for Cricket Australia

Since arriving in Australia two weeks ago I have noticed that while the nation retains it’s fearless ambition on the cricket field, they have readjusted their targets to a level unknown to fans since the current rankings system was employed in 2003.

By | Sport | Friday, 4 November 2011 at 12:42 pm

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