Sachin’s 100th

Tendulkar is looking good for his 100th 100…

What a Test Match this will turn out to be if the Little Master gets it.



3-ton Clarke powers on

Some of us in the building have been nipping in and out of the kitchen, where there’s a television set, to catch the cricket.

Ponting and Clarke racing towards 100, Clarke racing first past 100, then 150, 200, 250, 300 and now aiming for records held by Don Bradman, Mark Taylor and Mattie Hayden.

It has been a great couple of days for Aussie cricket (although for United it has been a miserable week). 329 n. o. now… with Hussey on 150…

Cricket’s Abyss

Peter Roebuck is dead? What would a cricket season be like without this venerable source of entertaining commentary? I’d listen to him on ABC every summer and read his columns in the Sydney Morning Herald – and I think I’ve been doing that for maybe 20+ years. In a way, maybe because I read SMH and heard ABC radio commentaries more than followed TV ones, he was an even more omnipresent character than Richie Benaud.

I thought cricket had plumbed the depths after the debacle of Michael Clarke‘s team in the first test in South Africa. Roebuck’s passing feels like cricket would be in an abyss and I have a feeling this summer will be an indeterminably long one.

I was just reading his latest column and he had said a lot can happen in a week. I wonder if he knew just how ominous that sentence could have also sounded.

Rest in peace, Peter Roebuck.