Mates for ever

The launch of a book celebrating one of the great Sheffield Shield victories of all highlighted the 50-year reunion of Victoria’s 1966-67 champion team, organised by the Australian Cricket Society. KEN PIESSE and MARK BROWNING are the authors:

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Ponting campaigns to outlaw Big Bats

Ricky Ponting is leading the charge to have the new-age big bats banned from Test cricket.

Ponting believes batting has become easier with the improved bat-making technology, unduly increasing the imbalance between bat and ball.

He says the wide-edged bats have their place in white ball cricket, with its accent on entertainment, but should be outlawed from Tests.

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