Posts Tagged "Richie Benaud"
During the Australian summer, much of my leisure was consumed with watching the riveting South Africa versus Australia Test series and the less than riveting, fine, laborious, Australia versus Sri Lanka affair.
74 Have your say
There have been a few ‘best of’ articles floating about of late. They are usually entertaining and a cause for debate and opinion. Today I reveal the top five sports commentators of all time.
35 Have your say
Much has been written on Tony Greig, the tall titan of multifarious talent. Today I want to compare him with other great all-rounders of the last 50 years.
58 Have your say
We are only days away from the Boxing Day Test between the Australian and the Sri Lankan cricket teams on the great MCG. The down under summer is about to throw us its best: the Boxing Day and New Year’s Tests.
11 Have your say
Australia’s been blessed with three world class leg spinners since the end of World War II – Richie Benaud, Shane Warne, and Stuart MacGill.
18 Have your say
Graeme Smith won the toss at Brisbane in the first Test between Australia and South Africa and did the right thing by deciding to bat.
19 Have your say
Channels Seven and Ten can stop circling cricket and rugby league coverage after Nine boss David Gyngell pulled an Houdini act yesterday to save the station from receivership, and even worse, collapse.
25 Have your say
After a long, hot, absorbing, alternatively entertaining and frustrating summer it’s time to round off the season by running a critical eye over the state of the Australian cricket team.
56 Have your say
What a summer for Australian Cricket. From the highs to the lows to the end of the show, they have been a thrill a minute sensation. Despite its recent success, the Australian team still displays some undesirable behaviour on the field.
15 Have your say
There’s a bloke in my office – let’s call him Big D – who exists as the workplace cricket barometer. Just like the leaves on the trees herald in the change of season, so too can the change in sporting seasons be witnessed by watching the changes in Big D.
29 Have your say
Michael Clarke’s first series as Australian Test captain begins tonight at Galle, and already he’s a ground-breaker before he tosses. He’s the first tattooed skipper of the baggy greens. And multi-tatts to boot.
59 Have your say
England is ruling the roost in Test cricket this year, winning the Ashes and then the the Pataudi Trophy against India with effortless ease to claim the number one position.
36 Have your say
Last month it was Bradman or Tendulkar as the all-time great batsman. The flavour of the week now is who is the greatest all-rounder in Test history, Garry Sobers or Jacques Kallis?
106 Have your say
Clarrie Grimmett was born at Dunedin NZ on 25 December 1891. In my opinion, the statistics of his first-class and Test career make a strong (possibly unassailable) case that he was the greatest spin bowler who ever played the game of cricket.
10 Have your say
Michael Slater predicts that Australia will win the 2010-11 Ashes 3-1. As to be expected, former England captain Tony Greig, disagrees. He predicts England to win 2-1.
63 Have your say
A few years ago, Richie Benaud selected his best team of all time. In other words, ‘My Greatest XI’. Well, I’ve done the same thing as well.
23 Have your say
Richie Benaud has backed besieged Michael Clarke to succeed Ricky Ponting as Australian Test captain despite reports of dressing room dissent and a worrying string of pre-Ashes losses. So has another former great, Neil Harvey, but mainly because he sees no alternatives.
17 Have your say
“Cricket in Crisis” screamed the headline in Sydney’s The Sun-Herald yesterday; practically “dying” among the 14-18 year age-group and females, according to the blood-curdling expose.
15 Have your say
Australia’s great all-rounder Alan Davidson will be 81 on Monday. But he’s still not making any fuddy-duddy remarks like, “We were better cricketers than today’s money-grabbing lot.”
2 Have your say
Australian television sports commentary is dire, with cricket’s the most appalling. Gone is the educated and honest appraisal of McGilvray, Fingleton and the younger Benaud, to be replaced by a gang of blazered cheerleaders.
27 Have your say