Thank God that’s fixed

Is cricket match-fixing really such a bad thing? Shouldn’t we be saluting our brave cricketers who, after generations of playing pitiful losing cricket, have finally found a way to get a good result?

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No more chances for McCullum

It’s time to dump our out of form Black Caps skipper, argues sports correspondent Marcus Rattsusan.

Which Is The Lucky Country?

Consumer confidence is down, manufacturing slumped in October, Europe is teetering on the edge of economic meltdown, unemployment is up, the government is running a massive deficit, we’ve had a credit downgrade, economic growth is stagnant, the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, the cost of living is rising for most people, and…

My Cricket World Cup Squad

The Cricket World Cup is only a few weeks away. In this post I take a look at the squad of 15 to go to the Indian sub-continent, and give my assessment of the team and our chances. The Team. John Key (captain) Key has been a consistent performer with both bat and ball for…

Key To Open For The Black Caps?

So the economy is shot to hell, and our political leaders don’t seem to know or care how to fix it. Let’s instead focus on the important things. Like the cricket. Prime Minister John Key was leading from the front today. He may have dropped the ball on the Pike River issue (Phil Goff has…

Mr Hitler, That’s Just Not Cricket!

So it turns out Adolf Hitler* was interested in cricket. The future leader of Nazi Germany was taught the basics of the game by First World War POWs, BBC broadcaster John Simpson found. But according to his new book about 20th century reporting, the corporation’s World Affairs Editor discovered the Fuhrer later became frustrated with…