AFL: Brisbane Lions: Season Review: The New Blood

After a 2011 season that yielded just four wins, the Brisbane diehards were quiet.  Talk was going around there would be changes.  And there were.  A new chairman, and a talented young group led by experienced veterans.  It tuned 2012 into a much better season.  While missing out on the finals again, Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown hinted that the possibility of more success in the near future was a trigger in keeping both his, and veteran Simon Black’s career, healthy. Continue reading

Cricket: Australian Cricket season: team in focus: Victorian Bushrangers

2011-2012 season

Ryobi One-Day Cup: 5th

Bupa Sheffield Shield: 3rd

It’s hard to believe, but the first cricket match of the Australian domestic summer is just over two weeks away.  The Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers campaign begins in approximately four weeks, against the Retravision warriors at the WACA. Continue reading

Cricket: BBL|02 Preview

The 2011-2012 Australian domestic cricket season saw an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ type of feel.  In a bid to draw more crowds and cream of the crop players, Cricket Australia turned the original KFC Twenty20 Big Bash (now the KFC T20 Big Bash League) changing it from six state based teams to eight city based teams.
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Cricket: Where to now: Andrew Strauss

England cricketer Andrew Strauss (now former) stood down as England captain on Wednesday, retiring from all forms at the same time, effective immediately.  After suffering a 2-0 series loss to South Africa, Strauss knew that his time was near, speaking at a press conference in the UK. Continue reading