Browsing All posts tagged under »Australian history«

Top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen

September 2, 2016

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By SB Tang I wrote a reported feature for The Cricket Monthly about top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen. For the feature, I chatted to Greg Chappell, Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Peter Handscomb, Trent Woodhill, Justin Langer and Matt Renshaw, as well as a number of Australian coaches, club cricketers and sports scientists. Advertisements

David Warner: The Turning Point

July 28, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a 1000 word piece for The New Daily about the sound advice from Trent Woodhill that turned David Warner’s career around. A slighter longer version of the piece subsequently ran on The Guardian Sport Network.

The Empty Coliseum

November 16, 2014

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By SB Tang I wrote a piece for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching Victoria play New South Wales in Shield game at the G. The Guardian kindly gave me permission to publish the full 3233 word version of my piece on my personal blog. So here it is: ***** The Boxing Day Test at the […]

Phil Hughes: The Matt Hayden of Our Age

August 23, 2014

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Note: this piece was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 August 2014. By SB Tang Once upon a time, there was a left-handed opening batsman. He was born in a small country town in one of Australia’s northern states and grew up on a remote farm, dreaming of playing cricket for Australia. He broke into […]

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“. Please see below for my director’s cut of the piece, published with the kind permission of the The Guardian. ***** Fifteen per cent. That’s an approval rating that would’ve even made the then Leader of the Opposition Alexander Downer blush in 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. […]