March 6, 2016
By SB Tang It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet and chat with Laurie Sawle and write a feature story about him for ESPNCricinfo’s The Cricket Monthly magazine. You probably haven’t heard of him, but Laurie is one of the greatest contributors to Australian cricket’s success over the past half-century, a man who Steve […]
January 26, 2014
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. […]
January 21, 2014
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.
July 12, 2013
I wrote an article, “Phillip Hughes: The Hobbit in an Age of Batting Austerity”, for issue 106 of All Out Cricket, which was released on 4 July 2013. In light of Hughes’s heroics in Australia’s first innings at Trent Bridge, All Out Cricket have uploaded my article to their website.
June 13, 2013
Here’s a link to a piece on Steve Waugh that I wrote for ESPNCricinfo as part of their “My Favourite Cricketer” series. My piece was cut down to 1932 words for publication on ESPNCricinfo. ESPNCricinfo have kindly agreed to allow me to publish the full 2878 word version of my Steve Waugh piece on my blog. […]
February 10, 2013
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 […]
August 7, 2011
By SB Tang In less than a month’s time, Michael Clarke will lead Australia in his first Test match as full-time captain. At the time of his appointment as Australia’s 43rd Test captain on 30 March 2011, following Ricky Ponting’s resignation in the aftermath of Australia’s first three-innings-defeat home Test series loss in 134 years […]