Browsing All posts tagged under »Shaun Marsh«

Shaun Marsh: Why?

January 3, 2015


By SB Tang I wrote a 1500 word piece for The New Daily analysing Shaun Marsh’s performances thus far this Test summer. Advertisements

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014


Note: The Guardian published an abbreviated, 1276 word version of my open letter to the Proteas on 20 February 2014. They’ve kindly given me permission to publish the full version of my letter on my personal blog. Here it is: Dear South African Test Cricket Team For most of the past five years, you have been the […]

A Darwinian World

February 12, 2014


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 […]

Shaun Marsh: The Special One

October 22, 2013


By SB Tang Note: this piece was re-published on The Guardian Sport Network on 25 October 2013. One summer, over a decade ago, New South Wales played Western Australia at the No 1 Sports Ground in Newcastle. The game was something of an occasion for the town of 143,613 people which clings to the coast about 160 […]

Phil Hughes: A Victim of Unsupported Hypotheses

July 29, 2012


By SB Tang It’s after lunch on the third day of the 2010 Ashes Boxing Day Test. Australia’s opening pair of Shane Watson and Phil Hughes are cruising along at 5.4 an over in Australia’s second innings. The ever unpredictable Melbourne sun has come out for the first time during an Australian innings in the […]

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 […]

Hilditchian Due Diligence

February 28, 2011


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. […]