CRICKET RUMORS & GOSSIP

England appoints Root as test captain in place of Cook

LONDON (AP) Joe Root has been appointed England test cricket captain. The 26-year-old Root replaces Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after 4+ years and a record 59 tests in charge. Root's first assignment will be a four-test home series against South Africa starting in July. England then takes on the West Indies in a three-test series before flying to Australia for the Ashes.
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian cricketer hits a 410-foot blast onto the stadium roof

Normally, we don’t write about cricket very often on The Comeback unless something incredibly out of the ordinary happens. In Australia’s KFC Big Bash League (what a sponsor), Chris Lynn of the Brisbane Heat did this: Surely this should be worth more than six runs?! @lynny50 reckons it's time for a rule change!! #BBL06 #Lynnsanity pic.twitter.com/HnUKVQADcL — KFC Big Bash...
Via The Comeback
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Lakewood manager Shawn Williams talking injuries, Tobias, Pujols, Watson

Shawn Williams The Class A Lakewood BlueClaws have been exciting to watch this season, despite a disappointing 6-16 overall record thus far this season.  This week I spoke with team skipper Shawn Williams about several talented young prospects such as righty pitcher Shane Watson, outfielder Jose Pujols and infielder Josh Tobias.  Additionally, I asked him about the injuries his...
Via Phillies Nation
May 01, 2016

Broad still a consideration for England limited-overs teams

Fast bowler Stuart Broad was still in the minds of the England selectors even though he was not picked for the limited-overs series against South Africa, coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday. Broad has not represented England in one-day internationals since the Cricket World Cup, and in Twenty20s since the 2014 World T20, where he captained England. He's made it known he's keen...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Australian cricket star Phil Hughes, who suffered a head injury during a Sheffield Shield game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, has died.The 25-year old cricketer collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a ball thrown by bowler Sean Abbott. Hughes was stretchered off the pitch before being put in a medically-induced coma at the hospital.Australia team doctor Peter...
Via The Other Paper
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trent Boult makes greatest cricket catch ever

Trent Boult pulled off an incredible catch in New Zealand's second T20 match against the West Indies on Sunday, stepping over the boundary to grab the ball one-handed, flip it in the air and dive back in to snatch it again to take the wicket of Kieron Pollard.For all us baseball snobs who wouldn't know a wicked googly from a naughty search engine, many cricket fans are calling this...
Via The Other Paper
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stuart Clark to Promote SOS Children’s Villages On Track

Milton Racer to Debut in Canadian Touring Car Championship   Milton, Ontario (May 13, 2014) – Stuart Clark’s rookie season competing in the 2014 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) will see the Milton-based racer use the spotlight to raise awareness of SOS Children’s Villages Canada – a charity that works with orphaned and abandoned children, best known through its...
Via On Pit Road
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ponting under par at New Zealand Open

Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting used to win attention in New Zealand for his high scores, but it was his low score at the New Zealand Golf Open that caught the eye on Thursday. Ponting had six birdies in a combined 7-under par opening round of 65 with playing partner Tony Popovic in the pro-am, best ball section of the tournament. Ponting and Popovic were still five...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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