Gentleman’s game? Keep dreamin’

 ‘Cricket: The Gentleman’s game’. It’s a phrase that is so robustly used by the upper cricketing echelons that those who have not yet witnessed the contest between bat and ball would be forgiven for thinking cricket is an old man’s match, debated instead of contested and located in a local country club rather than on the dustbowls of Hyderabad.

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Have the Wests Tigers found their next Farah?

 

The Wests Tigers are looking to lock up their junior talent and have sighted young rake Daniel Peck as a successor to veteran Robbie Farah in a few years’ time.

Wests Tigers SG Ball coach Mathew Head, who had stints at St George Illawarra, Wests and Hull in his playing career, has had his eye on Peck since day one and thinks the teenager’s maturity on the field defies his age.

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The real reason Australia lost the Ashes

Many have not been able to answer the question over how Australia can be rolled for 136 at Edgbaston and 60 at Trent Bridge while the POMs pile on the runs.

It all comes down to Australian batsmen adopting a foreign tactic in unfamiliar conditions, and its ramifications were severe.

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