Cricket

Shortte’s ICC Champion’s Trophy Preview

On Thursday the first match of the 2017 Champion’s Trophy gets underway with host nation England taking on Bangladesh at the Oval. It promises to be a highly entertaining tournament with most sides stacked full of explosive players. England with home ground advantage are the $3.50 favourites with TABtouch to… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Sixers Final

Saturday January 28, 2017 What a contrast in wins for the two finalists! The Scorchers dominated at home as predicted, but the Sixers have had to buck the odds again and fight through a super-over in front of a 35,000 home crowd at the Gabba. Not the first time for… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Heat vs Sixers

Wednesday January 25, 2017 The Sixers achieved the unexpected when they defeated the Stars on Saturday night.  The win not only got them into 3rd position, but it relegated the fancied Stars to 4th and to a tough contest against the Scorchers at the WACA.  The Sixers may well have… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Stars

Tuesday January 24, 2017 Top spot, home final and a fanatical home crowd! What more can coach Justin Langer ask for? Not much really, but the coach will still have memories of the last encounter with the Stars at the WACA on Jan 14th.  It was a dominant win for… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Hurricanes

Saturday January 21, 2017 The Scorchers let a real chance go to consolidate finals birth last week, but get another opportunity against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.  Win and you’re in, lose and you’re relying on other results to get a finals spot. If they are to win this game… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Stars

Saturday January 14, 2017 What a game this promises to be.  The stakes are high with a guaranteed finals spot the prize!  A loss for either puts them back in the mix in a competition that sees all teams mathematically able to make the finals. A Scorchers win will not… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Heat

Wednesday January 11, 2017 The Scorchers were left licking their wounds after a demolition job by the Heat last Thursday, but they quickly get the opportunity to redeem themselves! The Scorchers bowlers had absolutely no answer to the onslaught from Lynn & McCullum and I’m sure the message from the… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers vs Heat

Friday January 06, 2017 What a game this should be! One versus two and a vital one to both teams in what has developed into a fascinating competition. The Heat, who have been firing, came back to earth against the Sixers on Tuesday night.  A last-over loss, but more importantly… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Scorchers v Renegades

Thursday December 29, 2016 A disappointing effort by the Scorchers batsmen on Tuesday night, especially against the spin of the Sixers. Unfortunately it won’t be any easier against the Renegades with Narine, Hogg and even Tom Cooper out to restrict the Scorchers early.  Shaun Marsh with one hit under his… Read More

Wayne’s Preview – Sixers vs Scorchers

Tuesday December 27, 2016 – SCG What an impressive start by the Scorchers, new territory winning the 1st game of a BBL series and to do it without some key bowlers was the confidence builder they needed. David Willey was good with the new ball and Mitchell Johnson showed his class… Read More