David Lord spends his waking hours keeping abreast of what’s happening in the world of sport around the world and is one of the pre-eminent voices on sport in Australia.
David has been deeply involved in two of the biggest sporting stories - with World Series Cricket in 1977 and professional rugby in 1983.
In those early days of WSC, David was managing Jeff Thomson and Vivian Richards. Withdrawing “Thommo” from the original WSC ended up in the High Court of England, described by David as “not a top tourist resort”.
In 1983 he signed 208 of the best rugby players from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France to play an international pro circuit. The concept didn’t get off the ground, but it did force the IRB to get cracking and bring in the World Rugby Cup, now one of the world’s great sporting spectacles every four years.
- Member Since:
- February 2011
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- Cricket, League, Rugby,
Little wonder the Australians white-washed the Kiwis with David Warner, Steve Smith, and George Bailey in the top four ODI run-getters in the world this year.
Former England captain Mike Brearley heads the little known MCC world cricket committee that is proposing to limit the size of bats.
When expressman Pat Cummins wore the baggy green for the first time, he was the second youngest in Australian Test cricket history at 18 years and 193 days behind Ian Craig’s 17 years and 239 days.
After the Australians had romped in by 68 runs over the Kiwis last Sunday at the SCG on the back of skipper Steve Smith’s stunning man-of-the-match 164 and a screamer of a gully catch, there were no reasons to change the side.
It’s early days, but if Tiger Woods’ refreshing attitude in his comeback tournament holds good, the former world number one for a record 683 weeks will regain the majority of fans he lost.
The difference is crystal clear – Steve Smith’s first priority is what’s best for the team, while Glenn Maxwell’s priority is what’s best for Glenn Maxwell.