1. Isn't a Gayle Just a Lot of Wind?

    Quite clearly, Gayle did not have his "game face" on when he stepped off the plane for the English series. Given that the fixture was relatively late to be finalised, it would seem ...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about over 5 years ago 48 reads 3 comments

  2. Johan Botha's Action Draws Umpire Attention

    Here we go again with another chucking call. Johan Botha was called after the fourth ODI against Australia. On-field umpires Brian Jerling and Asoka de Silva and third umpire Rudi Koertzen put forward the latest report...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about over 5 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  3. Wake Me Up, Before We Go Go (to England For The Ashes!)

    The summer of to-and-fro with RSA continues today with the start of the ODI matches... and the media can't help trying to put some significance on the competition by bashing out that hoary old chestnut of rankings...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about over 5 years ago 101 reads 1 comments

  4. Sir Vivian Richards Unfit To Play

    The ICC have finally reacted to the absolutely pathetic conditions of the Sir Vivian Richards Antigua ground! Given that a test against England had the pin pulled on it because the ...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 130 reads 2 comments

  5. A Captain's Knock

    A captains knock There is nothing like the un-adulterated pleasure of fantasy; creating something in your head that is either implausible or impossible. For that reason, I offer up The Captain's XI...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 89 reads 4 comments

  6. Aussie Bowlers, the Ball Is in Your Court, (hands)!

    Here it comes... the crunch! With Pontings quick declaration on day 4, the question begs to be asked, can the Aussies make the definitive statement- WE ARE BACK!The SCG test win may ...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 56 reads 5 comments

  7. Kingsmead Krumble, Durban Devestation, Teams Collapse In The 2nd Cricket Test

    The "green Mamba" pitch at Durban strikes again and its venom is clearly getting stronger as the days click over. Australia's lower order folded at 352, a score that at any other time would be considered the bare minimum to defend and stay competitive.

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 97 reads 7 comments

  8. Aussie Cricket War Horses Worse For Wear

    Australia's dilemma to secure a sustained and effective bowling element to their test side must be giving the selectors a monstrous migraine! No sooner do we get a lineup that can take ...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 62 reads 5 comments

  9. No-FUNdaMENTALists!

    Scorecard after the Pakistan assault:Fundamentalist -1Pakistan people/players/cricket/supporters/world cricket -0Sadly, and for the sake of player security, the people of Pakistan must be denied the world cup...

    stoph verismo Written by stoph verismo about almost 6 years ago 19 reads 2 comments