A gradual but inevitable descent into cricket-based loathing and bile.

Articles by Matt Larnach

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Whatever Happened To The Unlikely Lads (International Edition)? #64: Trent Copeland

*Insert joke about Stewart Copeland here*

No Comments | October 27, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
When more people turn up to a pre-tournament trophy presentation than the actual games, you know you have problems.
Which leaves the Mitch Marsh fan club with precisely one member.

Ashes Selection Ponderings: Should Australia Ditch The All-Rounder?

What is the answer to all life’s problems? Gin. But James Pattinson comes a close second.

5 Comments | September 28, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
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Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail: Australia Gear Up For The Ashes

An article in which we get very sweary about each sides Ashes preparations. Plus some cat gifs.

No Comments | September 14, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,
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Cricinfo vs. Cricbuzz: The Bout To Knock The Other Guy Out

2017 has been a year of upheavals of world wide historical import. Trump, May, Taylor Swift. But the battle over online ball-by-ball coverage looks to be the most controversial and far-reaching yet.

1 Comment | September 1, 2017 | | Opinion | Tags: ,
If this face doesn't scream "YOUTHFUL DYNAMISM", nothing does

Bat Properly You Bastards

51allout laments/celebrates how Trevor Bayliss destroyed English Test cricket from the inside. A bit like a Frozen Horse.

No Comments | July 18, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
Other than to keep Devereux entertained with some top quality bants, that is.

It’s Time To Talk About Moises Henriques

Shittest international cricketer ever, or misunderstood genius? You decide!

1 Comment | June 19, 2017 | | 40/50-over, Opinion | Tags: , ,
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Australian Test Ladder Part Six: The “How Do I Pick All These Bowlers?” Edition

The Australian Test team is looking pretty good. Or it would if they could figure out how to squeeze six fast bowlers into it.

2 Comments | March 31, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , ,
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Steven Peter Devereux Smith And The Magical Moving Goalposts

In a world full of climate change skeptics, anti-vaccers and chem trail theorists is it any surprise that the anti-Devereux brigade not only survives, but thrives?

2 Comments | March 24, 2017 | | Opinion, Tests | Tags: , , ,
In one notable instance, international callups actually led to standards in the Big Bash dramatically improving.

If Someone Performs In The Sheffield Shield, But Nobody Is Around To See It…

Performances in the Sheffield Shield have fast replaced trees falling in forests as our favourite thought experiment.

No Comments | March 14, 2017 | | First Class, Opinion | Tags: , ,