"We are back! Our 1st post lockdown camp is underway in Lincoln. Players from @cricketwgtn, @CanterburyCrick and @OtagoVolts are attending the first camp with @aucklandcricket, @ndcricket and @CDCricket players getting set for a camp next week at @BayOvalOfficial #CricketNation," stated the tweet. … [Read more...] about Top cricketers of New Zealand to resume training this week: NZC
And the relationship between cricket and Mexico doesn’t end with the Industrial Revolution. The track at the Reforma Athletic Club was installed in the 1960s. Fred Trueman played on it for a touring British Airways side in the 1970s (Lincoln Clarke, playing for the home side, edged a hook for four through the slips: “What kind of a bloody shot is that?” came the growl from the bowler’s end, Trueman clearly having lost none of his fire despite being well into his 40s). And in 1985 an England football squad featuring Gary Lineker, John Barnes and others dropped in for a quick game during a 1985 tour of the country in advance of the World Cup the following year. … [Read more...] about Mexico all set for CAC 2019: ‘Cricket is one of the oldest modern sports here’
The Allen Sports Village, the name for the new cricket complex, has generated a lot of buzz since the plan was unveiled at the end of last year. Not all of it has been positive. The stadium has incurred the wrath of local residents concerned about its impact on traffic levels and noise pollution. The future is uncertain after one of the developers pulled out, leaving the local partner and owner of the site, Thakkar Developers, to insist plans for the stadium project were still going ahead, perhaps with other investors. … [Read more...] about Does Texas really need a $500m cricket stadium?
But there was brilliance, too. Jos Buttler, diving to his left, held a superb one-handed catch down the leg-side to dismiss Martin Guptill, who has often troubled England. Only a curmudgeon could mumble, “Well, he’s got gloves on, hasn’t he?” after that. Bob Taylor, Alan Knott and Jack Russell would have been proud of that one. Soon afterwards Taylor was run out when attempting a second run. It was a misjudgment on his part but maybe he had bargained that the fielder was only Adil Rashid. Maybe he forgot that England’s weakest fielder is also their most improved as Rashid gathered and sent the perfect throw back to Buttler. … [Read more...] about England dispatch New Zealand to seal Cricket World Cup semi-final spot
The openers negotiated the first 10 overs decorously enough, scoring 47 runs, several of which came off the inside edge of Bairstow’s bat. Then in the 11th over Roy had a great slice of luck. He swatted at an innocuous delivery from Pandya. There was an appeal for a catch behind rejected by umpire Aleem Dar, who promptly signalled a leg side wide. Pandya remained keen on a review; Dhoni rejected this idea and Kohli followed his wicketkeeper’s advice. It transpired that the ball had brushed Roy’s gloves. … [Read more...] about England lift Cricket World Cup hopes as Bairstow and Plunkett deny India