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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. […]

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.

Australian Autodidactism: Dying, But Not Dead Yet

August 14, 2013

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Note: this post was republished on The Guardian Sport Network on 15 August 2013. Before Waugh, before Chappell, before Bradman even, there was Victor Trumper: Australia’s first great batting hero. As a boy, Trumper had a batting coach: Charles Bannerman, Test cricket’s first centurion. Trumper listened politely to Bannerman’s eminently sensible coaching advice (for example: “Leave […]

Book Review: The Promise of Endless Summer

August 4, 2013

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By SB Tang Martin Smith (ed), The Promise of Endless Summer: Cricket Lives from The Daily Telegraph (2013) [Note: The Promise of Endless Summer’s publisher, Aurum Press, sent me a free review copy of the book and provided a discount book offer for readers of this blog (see below). However, they have neither influenced nor […]

One-Dayers: Live Free Or Die

February 10, 2013

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By SB Tang In Australia, one form of international cricket is dying. “One-dayers” we call them, in the land down under where they were born. In the rest of the cricketing world, they have come to be known as “Oh-Dee-Ayes”. I’ll refer to them as “one-dayers” in the Australian context, “ODIs” in the context of […]

On Ponting: Remorseless Excellence and Poetic Melancholy

December 21, 2012

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By SB Tang “I was there,” said a sports fan in some corner of the globe as I typed this sentence. But, on 3 May 1995, hardly any Australians were there at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Ricky Ponting was there though. He was there, as a goateed, 20 year old member of the touring party […]