BBL|04 delivered, sparkled, thrilled and excited: the moments of madness, records and big, big scores

Ben Rohrer takes a bouncer on the rise against Brisbane (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Ben Rohrer takes a bouncer on the rise against Brisbane (photo: Davis Harrigan)

When the competition was a fledgling hatched from the egg, now all the way back in the 2011-2012 season, the criticism that a city-based team tournament wouldn’t work came from every which way.  Geoff Hutchison, writing for ABC show The Drum a little over three years ago, wrote that “At the Big Bash, anything goes.  Everything is great; but the cricket was secondary to everything else.”

Everything about it has gone upwards and onwards – not to stardom, but to a level where the fans are breaking ground crowd records, and the overseas imports have been stepped up a level. Continue reading

Cricket: Australian Cricket 2012-2013: team in focus: PKF Tasmanian Tigers

2011-2012 season

Ryobi One-Day Cup: 2nd (Runner up)

Bupa Sheffield Shield: 2nd (Runner up)

The Tigers, certainly by table placings, were the most consistent team in 2011-2012.  With names such as Tim Paine, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus and George Bailey, who have all represented Australia, the Tigers should look to bigger and better things from both experienced players and their newer brigade. Continue reading