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

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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: , ,
THE image of 2014

The Occasional 51allout County Championship Watch

No-one could actually be bothered to write about the County Championship. Luckily the work experience boy has no say in these things.

2 Comments | May 29, 2016 | | First Class, Opinion | Tags: , , ,
Pattinson in one of those rare 'in-between injuries' moments.

Matador Cup Roundup & Australian ODI Ladder

With the Matador Cup out of the way, it’s time to see where Marcus Stoinis stands in the greater scheme of things.

No Comments | October 28, 2015 | | 40/50-over, First Class, Opinion | Tags: , ,
Why always me? We wonder that too, Kev.

England Watch 2015, Week 1

The race is on to spend a summer listening to Peter Moores speak and have Mitchell Johnson wang the ball towards your head at 95mph. Who could resist?!

2 Comments | April 25, 2015 | | First Class | Tags: , ,
The Bushrangers celebrate their Sheffield Shield win.

Sheffield Shield: 2014/15 Season Review

Obscured by all the World Cup hoopla, the Australian domestic season came to an end. Was it in any way important? No, not really.

Edgbaston: falling rapidly down the Trip Advisor rankings.

Around The Grounds #5: Edgbaston

Looks like we chose the wrong day to go watch Warwickshire.

This is us laughing at Surrey.

County Championship 2014: England Watch Vol 5.0

Time to check who’s been executing their skills so far this season. Clue: not James Tredwell.

No Comments | May 10, 2014 | | First Class, Tests | Tags: , , ,
For all that, we do like their new ODI kit.

County Championship 2014: England Watch Vol 4.0

Which of the Watchees are off on their jollies to the (allegedly) 14th richest country in the world by GDP?

2 Comments | May 2, 2014 | | First Class | Tags: , ,
The worst captain since that South Korean ferry chap.

Around The Grounds #3: Lord’s

Everyone knows that it’s the home of cricket, it’s got a slope and it’s hallowed, but what about the game taking place inside it? And what’s more, what about the attendees?

The lead singer's haircut alone should have elevated them further. Spectacular scenes.

County Championship 2014: England Watch Vol 3.0

You lot might have spent all week tucking into dozens of Easter Eggs, but for the England hopefuls it’s been unrelenting cricket all the way. Except for Gary Ballance who did both.

1 Comment | April 25, 2014 | | First Class | Tags: , ,