Cricket’s first Lady of Scoring

Diane Spark has claims to be Australian cricket’s First Lady of scoring.

She has been full-time scorer for the French Island first XI for 54 uninterrupted summers. [Read More…]


From confabs with ‘Tiger’ O’Reilly at the Pineapple Hotel to a little known net’s session between Ian Chappell and Shane Warne, Ashley Mallett’s The Magic of Spin is one of those impossible-to-put-down books which will delight again and again.

Hard-spinning, dipping deliveries just above the eye level have been sorting out even the most confident and sure-footed batsmen for years, he says.

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