Browsing All posts tagged under »Matt Hayden«

In Defence of Michael Clarke

August 4, 2015

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By SB Tang Here’s my 2000 word piece for Wisden India defending Michael Clarke.

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 Hussey: Nothing Good Gets Away

February 1, 2013

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By SB Tang I was there on Michael Hussey’s final day as a Test cricketer before he announced his retirement. As the Australian team walked off the MCG in the mid-afternoon light, having completed an innings victory over Sri Lanka inside three days and clinched the three Test series with a match to spare, Hussey […]

Shane Watson: A Care Bear in the Body of a Nordic Superhero

May 24, 2012

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By SB Tang The Old Batsman has written a great piece on Shane Watson. However, being a self-described “entirely unqualified Englishman”, he’s gotten one cultural-historical point wrong. He seems to be under the misapprehension that Watson’s physique has somehow gained him an advantage at the Australian selection table (emphasis added): Watson is an Australian straight […]

Hilditchian Due Diligence

February 28, 2011

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By SB Tang By his own admission, Andrew Hilditch was a mediocre Test batsman who was “extremely fortunate to play for Australia”. However, there can be no doubt that he is a distinguished and experienced commercial lawyer. He is a partner in a leading commercial law firm with offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. […]