Category: Cricket

Barry Richards and Mike Procter new ambassadors for Christchurch Golden Oldies Festival

Origiannly posted on Stuff.co.nz Two South African cricket legends are set to join Canterbury sporting heroes as ambassadors for the largest ever sporting event to be held in Christchurch. Cricketers Barry Richards and Mike Procter, along with Christchurch bowls maestro Gary Lawson, were announced as the latest ambassadors for the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. They join…

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The Times They Are A Changing

At a time when international cricket is preparing for another showpiece of its game with the Champions Trophy in England, an interesting battle of some significance is being fought out in Australia. Debate over a new Memorandum of Understanding between Cricket Australia and its players, represented by the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), has seen industrial…

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Crocker remains a Matabele at heart

Originally posted on The Standard US-based former Zimbabwe cricket team all-rounder, Gary Crocker’s Facebook bio intro reads, “Born in the City of Kings – Bulawayo, a Matabele at heart, now living in the city of Angels – Los Angeles.” This is the same man who drove 440km through the night with wife and kid, after…

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Golden Oldies Cricket – Sledging Advice

With the 17th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival just 5 days away, we thought it timely to share some advice on sledging to all those travelling over to Barbados. —————— Though not banned from matches’, sledging is discouraged on the grounds that: 1. Players are insufficiently witty to provide true amusement. 2. The likelihood is…

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Who’s biting whose hand?

For many years the concern has been in the mushrooming reliance on television money to pay professional sports salaries and that the time would come when the television companies forking out start wanting to call the tune. Ladies and Gentlemen, that moment has arrived. Channel Nine, the leader in Australasian sports development through the Packer…

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St Albans BBBB Presidents team

The BBBB Presidents side which as entered the festival has been together for 5 seasons. The Presidents grade is for those players aged 35 and over, is a one day format of 40 overs per innings and is still very competitive on the field, cricket the way it should be played. The team includes 2…

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Respect for Opponents

Cricket news out of India in recent times has centred on the acrimonious series between the home side and Australia, with some truly bizarre incidents defying all decency in the game. It doesn’t matter how good the cricketing contest may be out in the middle, if there is controversy generated from player disrespect to one…

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2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, Barbados – Press launch

It is only 50 days till the 17th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in Barbados. Take a look at the recent press launch featuring West Indies Legends and Festival Ambassadors Sir Gary Sobers and Joel Garner. We don’t have to tell you how excited we are for this! Thanks to the Line & Length Network…

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Local Golden Oldies go on tour with England

Two intrepid Peterborough veteran cricketers are off to South Africa this weekend to represent England in an international tournament for over 50s. For Hunts veterans skipper Bob Milne it’s a second England tour after a successful jaunt to Sri Lanka last winter. And this season he’s joined by county team-mate Gary Scotcher for a five-team…

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AUSTRALIA vs INDIA TIED TEST

Alan Border refers to it as the forgotten tied test which in itself is remarkable. There are so many vignettes in this story that make a fascinating picture – Gavaskar’s 100th consecutive test, Greg Matthews bowling in 45 degrees with his hat on and taking 10 in the match, Dean Jones a double century while…

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