shops in uk

just as a reference here some sites for English cricket stores.. if you happen to drop by
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and some fan stuff (wide selection fo national clothes,, finland not yet available:) at



South Africa wins by 6 wickets, no stopping for AB

South Africa cruise to victory

SOUTH Africa have scored one of their greatest cricketing triumphs, overpowering Australia by six wickets after an unbeaten century from AB De Villiers. So, for South Africa, AB is the man of the game.

ps. South Africa have never won a Test series in Australia and haven't claimed a series victory over Australia since 1969-70.


Day 3 in Perth

Australia is stil in a bit of a lead, thanks to Brad Haddin.
In Fox Australia it was reportend like this:
"A FIGHTING knock of 39 not out from wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has put Australia back in control against South Africa after a see-sawing day three of the first Test."

ps. still looking ofr proper surce to whatch the cricket game from internet.. jason tv does not always show the image.. wonder why


first test in Perth

Australia slighly dominated todays test in Perth. South Africa played well but the true dominant in the game was Australias Mitchell Johnson. He took seven wickets today. Good effort from one man.
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ps. if you are interested to read more about this young (born 1981) talent, there is a good site on queenslands cricket clubs pages:

South Africa vs. Australia

Australia started batting, and the score is for Australia 375. For South Africa it is 151/3 (44.0 ov). South Africa trail by 224 runs with 7 wickets
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ps. I think South Africa is going to lose...
14.2 overs left for today and Villiers and Kallis are jsut not scoring enought.
South Africa is trailing with 165 runs and Kallis and Villers have scored 100 runs in 31.3 overs,, and there is left only 13.4. So unless South Africa pulls off the "Indians" - trick, they have lost.


Sir DOnald Bradmans green baggy cap auctioned

THE baggy green cap worn by Sir Donald Bradman in his final Test for Australia from the 1948 Invincibles Ashes Tour of England passed in at auction without a single bid.
The coveted cap was expected to sell in Melbourne on Monday night for $600,000 to $750,000, with early expectations it could even fetch as much as $1 million. Apparently the cap was sold at a price between 400 000-420 000 australian dollars.
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Great victory by Indian Cricket Team

Wow, this test macth will remain fine memories in my life forever, created historic win and one of the greatest victory by Inidan team athome after the worst times ever facing by the nation due to terror attacks, little cheer to the Indian people esp. Mumbaikars, as our little master devoted this victory and his ton to the Indian people esp. Mumbaikars. One good thing for Indian test squad is that, yuvaraj came solid with his innings by making 85 and obviously little master Sachin made one of the best innings according to me, more patience, under pressure, elegant and more balanced innings. One will never forgot the innings by Shewag and Gautam, shewag play natural and outrageous play whether it is Test or ODI, its great innings. I think we should appreciate the England squad for coming bakc to India for playing test macthes for its solidarity towards India. England euqally played good and dominant cricket until 4th day but final day is something outstanding by Indian cricket team, great batting display. England will look for consolation win in the 2nd test on 19th Dec 2008 after loosing ODI's and One test match. lets see how the second test goes, India would definitely look to sweep the test series at mohali.


Fascinating Final Day : Ind v Eng 1st Test match in Chennai

Tomorrow is the Final day for Ind v Eng 1st Test match in Chennai, until 3 days, England players dominated the game, after taking the lead in first innings and set a target of 387 to India. Until tea break, everyone thought England would win the test match comfortably with providing tough target to India but after tea break (4th day) India played the second inng's score 131/1, it seems the game took big turn due to the outrageous start by Sehwag's batting ( i just love Viru batting, he is amazing, excellent show, and simply superb), now England had to think little mroe serious to win this test match on the final day. Still many things can happen on the final day, the match is on balance but still England are still favorites on the patchy wicket, spinners will be key esp. Swann. But India had lot of batting to come, they have the chance to win this test match, if they can score 90 +90 runs in two sessions even though they loose couple of wickets then target can be achieved (it is not so easy to bat on final day esp to face spinners with huge turn on the wicket).



Swann sparks englands day

England's bowlers proved that it doesn't matter how many thousands of runs a top order has, each innings is a new one and all batsmen are human. A fine combined effort from the five-man attack reduced India to 155 for 6 in reply to their 316 on the second day in Chennai. Graeme Swann grabbed the spotlight with two wickets in his first over in Test cricket and three strikes in the final hour - one apiece for Monty Panesar, Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison - allowed England to cement unexpected control.

The pitch has already played a part in this fascinating contest and chasing in the fourth innings isn't going to be easy. There was help for Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra, but also for England's spin pair as Swann and Panesar matched them. After stumbling to 37 for 3, courtesy Swann's two in four balls before tea, India partially recovered through Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. But their dismissals in consecutive overs after the break stunned the crowd into silence.

Flintoff produced another of the chest-thumping spells for which he has become famous. With his first ball back he had Tendulkar caught and bowled and then got under the skin of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. There is a belief that Yuvraj doesn't have the same taste for Tests as he does for one-dayers and the roughing-up worked: in the penultimate over of the day he drove at Harmison, edging to Flintoff at second slip.


New Zealand vs. West Indies 1st Test

The changes made by New Zealand's new coach, Andy Moles, in the wake of the batting disasters in Australia ensured the team held the edge over West Indies on a truncated opening day at the University Oval. His decision to push Daniel Flynn to No. 3 and slot Jesse Ryder down at No.5 proved a masterstroke of sorts as both managed half-centuries before bad light forced an early finish with more than 16 overs remaining.

Englan in India 13 th test century for Andrew Strauss

This Test looked like it might never go ahead, and some still argue it's too soon to be playing cricket, but in the end the opening day produced a fascinating start to the short series. Despite a fine century from Andrew Strauss, a brace of wickets apiece for Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan reduced England to 229 for 5 at the close although the surface is threatening to break up later in the game.

Against the odds England controlled the first two sessions and were 164 for 1 at tea after an opening stand of 118. However, India hit back strongly, led by another outstanding display of reverse swing from Zaheer. He removed Ian Bell with the second ball after tea and bounced-out a scratchy and skittish Kevin Pietersen. Andrew Flintoff did well to survive his early trial by spin and swing, and faces a huge role on the second day with nightwatchman James Anderson for company.

Fast bowling from Western Australia

AUSTRALIAN fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned South Africa that the home side's pace attack will also be fast and dangerous on the bouncy WACA ground wicket in next week's first Test.

Johnson, who has been in brilliant form with 50 wickets in 2008 including 14 at 11 in the recent 2-0 whitewash of New Zealand, says the tourists shouldn't get too carried away with their own pace attack of Dale Steyn (60 wickets this year), Morne Morkel (37) and Makhaya Ntini (46).


South Africa in Pert Australia -- timetable

Tour Match v Western Australia at Perth - Dec 11, 2008
Match scheduled to begin at 12:00 local time (03:00 GMT)

Tour Match v Western Australia at Perth - Dec 12-13, 2008 (10:30 local, 01:30 GMT)

1st Test v Australia at Perth - Dec 17-21, 2008 (11:30 local, 02:30 GMT)

2nd Test v Australia at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2008 (11:00 local, 00:00 GMT)

3rd Test v Australia at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2009 (11:00 local, 00:00 GMT)


Australia vs South Africa

THE hottest thing in world cricket is pace sensation Dale Steyn and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur says the young quick set to take on Australia has "unbelievable potential".
The 25-year-old right-armer - who is yet to play a Test against Australia - can bowl outswingers at 150km/h and tops the 2008 wicket-taking list with 60 scalps in 11 Tests.

Critics have already attacked Steyn, saying he's yet to prove himself against Australia.

Arthur says the first Test at the bouncy WACA pitch in Perth will give the Australian public the chance to see just how Steyn has been able to claim 136 wickets at 22.67 in 27 matches.


stick cricket web game

Hi guys
Here a link I found on fox Australia web pages. It is a link to a stick cricket game by KFC. Feel free to try.


England back in India

ECB set to confirm India Test series will go ahead
• England's security inspection in Chennai is completed
• Team expected to fly to India at end of week via Abu Dhabi

The England and Wales Cricket Board expects to confirm within hours that the Test series of India will go ahead after the completion of a security inspection in Chennai. The ECB remains confident despite the febrile atmosphere surrounding the tour that the bulk of the squad will accept the security report that a tour of India remains legitimate and will decide to travel.

Reg Dickason, the ECB's security adviser, completed today what appeared to have been a satisfactory inspection of the Chidambaran Stadium, the new venue for the first Test on December 11. He told Press Trust of India: "We had some security concerns and these have been addressed." Dickason now flies on to Mohali, venue for the second Test, and a similar outcome is expected within 48 hours.