ashes 2009

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Why Ponting should step down as Australian captain

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 29 2009, 6:01 pm

Quite simply, Performance dictates dismissal. Ponting's performance as Test captain in recent years dictates that. The only real argument against Ponting's removal as captain would be the TINA factor - There Is No Alternative. However, there is an alternative, an able, intelligent, mature one by the name of Michael Clarke.


Brum Day Five: Never click the back button when you don't mean it

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 4 2009, 4:14 pm

Captain-in-waiting Michael Clarke and Mister-Cricket-in-waiting Marcus North saved Australia's bacon in the Third Test at Edgbaston yesterday. With, it should be noted, the assistance of Mr Cricket himself, county-cricketer-in-waiting Mike Hussey, and chronic injury-in-waiting Shane Watson.

Brum Days 2, 3, 4 Mid Term Report

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 3 2009, 6:19 pm

Think of Saturday's day of inaction at Edgbaston not so much as a washout as a pause for half-time at the two-and-a-half Test point of the 2009 Ashes. It hasn't been a series of great science, but it's not dull. And we still don't really know how it's going to finish up.