Michael Clarke: The Cricket Captain Modern Australia No Longer Deserves

March 10, 2014

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Here’s my piece for The Guardian titled, “Michael Clarke is the cricket captain modern Australia doesn’t deserve”. The Guardian have kindly given me permission to publish my director’s cut of my Clarke article on my blog. Please see below. ***** Fifteen per cent. That’s an approval rating that would’ve even made the then Leader of […]

Posted in: Australian cricket

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014

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Note: The Guardian published an abbreviated, 1276 word version of my open letter to the Proteas on 20 February 2014. They’ve kindly given me permission to publish the full version of my letter on my personal blog. Here it is: Dear South African Test Cricket Team For most of the past five years, you have been the […]

A Darwinian World

February 12, 2014

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By SB Tang The result of the Ashes — 5-0 to Australia — was surprising. But the manner and causes of that glorious Australian whitewash, just the third in the Ashes’ 131-year history, told us absolutely nothing that we didn’t already know about the current state of the Australian cricket team. Even before the commencement […]

On Haigh: The Full 8385 Word Version

January 26, 2014

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By SB Tang Note: an abbreviated, 3000 word version of this article originally appeared on The Guardian Australia on Monday 20 January 2014. The full 8385 word version of this article appears below.    Twenty one years ago, a young newspaper reporter in Melbourne quit his job. This wasn’t just any job at any newspaper. […]

Posted in: Australian cricket

On Haigh

January 21, 2014

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Here’s a 3000 word piece about Gideon Haigh that I wrote for The Guardian. The full 8000-odd word version of my piece will be published here on Saturday morning Melbourne time.

Posted in: Australian cricket

Shaun Marsh: The Special One

October 22, 2013

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By SB Tang Note: this piece was re-published on The Guardian Sport Network on 25 October 2013. One summer, over a decade ago, New South Wales played Western Australia at the No 1 Sports Ground in Newcastle. The game was something of an occasion for the town of 143,613 people which clings to the coast about 160 […]

Posted in: Australian cricket

Non-Cricket Writing: The Noodle Master of Penang

October 22, 2013

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Here’s a non-cricket article I wrote for Roads & Kingdoms, “The Noodle Master of Penang“.

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