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Ben Hilfenhaus: The Thoroughbred Workhorse

December 9, 2011


By SB Tang On the 23rd of August 2009, Ben Hilfenhaus finished his maiden Ashes tour as the series’ leading wicket-taker, with 22 wickets at 27.45. He impressed all with his mastery of swing, work-rate and consistency in the face of the inconstant moon that was the nominal leader of the Australian pace attack. Following […]

Moneyball, Hughes and Marsh: The Dichotomy between Performance and Aesthetics

December 1, 2011


By SB Tang Michael Lewis’s Moneyball is, courtesy of a critically-acclaimed film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, the sports writing flavour of the month. Lewis, granted fly-on-the-wall access to the Oakland A’s Major League Baseball team during their 2002 season, tells the story of how Billy Beane, their general manager, employs non-traditional statistical methodology to achieve […]