January 2010

Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Four: The Knobgate Years

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 31 2010, 10:30 pm

January 15, 2010:

Pakistani #cricket is going nowhere until the pollies butt out. RT @Cricket365 Pakistan parliament want Alam fired http://bit.ly/81gjw8 10:51 AM Jan 15th

#cricket Congrats to the Northern Territory who won their first Australian Country title yesterday http://tinyurl.com/ybfnfrq 11:04 AM Jan 15th

Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Three

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 31 2010, 9:17 pm

Part Three of a Twitter-enabled summary of my observations of the cricketing world since Boxing Day 2009. (See also Part One and Part Two.)

January 10, 2010:

Never thought I'd say this, but I miss the #cricket one-day tri-series. 2:56 PM Jan 10th

Dangerous thoughts on a bored Sunday afternoon between Tests with the only televised cricket reserved to an evening hit-and-giggle on pay TV.

The cricket catch-up thanks to Twitter, Part Two

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 30 2010, 12:16 pm

Part two of my annotated log of cricketing thoughts as tweeted over the summer holiday period. Some tweets have been deleted for reasons of clarity and sanity.

January 2, 2010:

#cricket I probably won't get around to blogging it, but my cricketer of the 2000s is Muttiah Muralitharan. Runner-up: Adam Gilchrist. 10:13 AM Jan 2nd

#cricket I find it hard to get used to the Sydney Test starting on January 3, not January 2 12:24 PM Jan 2nd

The cricket catch-up thanks to Twitter, Part One

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 30 2010, 10:55 am

For no obvious reason I haven't done a blog entry about cricket since my end-of-year piece on December 30 (apart from a item spruiking my book "Today In Cricket" and why haven't you bought it yet?). Worse still, my daily Test match entries conked out after the opening day of the Australia v Pakistan First Test.

Youtube do dia: Charlie Brooker goes viral (at long last)

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 30 2010, 10:36 am

I can't believe that it more than five years since the last time I blogged about the brilliant Charlie Brooker. Anyway, here is his two-minute primer on news reporting, from his BBC 4 TV show "Newswipe", that has been deservedly doing the rounds on Youtube this week. (Occasional coarse language warning, less than you'd generally expect from Mr Brooker actually)

"Today In Cricket" - you've visited the website, now buy the book!

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 6 2010, 11:45 pm

See important update below

After years as an online-only presence, "Today In Cricket: Events on this day in cricket history" is now released in print.

Around six thousand fun-filled facts on births, deaths and interesting events in the sport of cricket for every day of the year, based on my "Today In Cricket History" feature which has appeared in various forms on the internet and other like media over the past seventeen years, plus a few short essays by me which have not previously been published.