- Member Since:
- July 2010
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- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Australian cricket team
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- Cricket, League, Rugby,
100 years ago today (30 September 1912) Australia’s cricket team lost a thrilling match by just two runs. Their opponents? England? South Africa? Neither.
When Michael Clarke opened the bowling with Michael Beer on the second day of the current Test against the West Indies, it was the first time a spinner had done so for Australia in the first innings of a Test match since 1938.
When Ryan Harris made a crucial 68 not out in Australia’s first Test against West Indies, he continued a great tradition of lower-order Australian batsmen who have scored half centuries.
Sixty years ago Australian Test opening batsman, Jack Moroney, made a pair in the first Test of the Ashes series at Brisbane and was dropped from the team. Earlier that year, he had become the first Australian player to score a century in each innings of a Test match against South Africa.