Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Windies party after sweet T20 victory

West Indies cricketers partied through the night after their triumph in the World Twenty20, as defeated hosts Sri Lanka cursed yet another "choke" in a final.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 4:08am

HK's Lee somewhat skittled at home of cricket

It rained at Lord's but play continued for perhaps the first time in the history of the home of cricket. And it wasn't South Africa dominating - although they could well do once the third test against England starts on August 16 - but rather South Korea.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guyana look to Butts to provide some Calypso magic

Clive Lloyd, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran, Roy Fredericks - the names roll off the tongue as you tick off the great Guyanese players who contributed so much to West Indian cricket. Claudius Butts doesn't quite have the same ring, but by the end of this weekend the captain of the Guyana sevens team may have put his name in lights.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's not cricket ... it's art

Art and cricket are two things that you would not normally put together, but the retired English cricketer Michael Vaughan has changed that.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Bishop John Tong Hon

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sixes targets Murali as stars lured

The world's top wicket-taker, Muttiah Muralitharan, is being targeted to play for the All-Stars at the Karp Jewellery Hong Kong Sixes which yesterday announced that Ireland, Scotland and Bangladesh will be the other new teams invited this year.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Aussies need to regain their aura: Watson

It is elementary for (Shane) Watson. India are the world's No1 team and Australia's stock has dipped sharply because they have lost the all-important aura which teams of recent vintage from Down Under had in abundance. There was no need for Sherlock Holmes to point that out, as former India captain Sourav Ganguly was around to do so.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Off the field, but ... still on the ball

The man who was once the world's fastest bowler is holding court at the hotel bar in Kuala Lumpur, talking about World Cups, winning teams and great players. But Australian legend Jeff Thomson is not waxing lyrical about the sport that made him famous.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

Chris and Neil, co-owners of Maya in Wan Chai, are happy campers. Even though their country's cricketers were knocked out in resounding style in the quarter-finals, the Englishmen are winners. For win or lose, people booze. And Wan Chai has been rocking this past month as Asia's most popular sport took centre stage.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Australia not finished yet, insists World Cup-winning coach

It is Australia Day, last Wednesday, and John Buchanan reminds me of that as he answers my question about who will win the cricket World Cup starting in a couple of weeks' time. 'I'm backing Australia to get to the final and play either India or Sri Lanka,' says Buchanan, 57, who coached Australia to victory at the previous two World Cups.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Tim Noonan

I have a friend, a very good friend, who loves cricket. She is staying up until the wee hours of the morning to watch England play Australia in the Ashes way Down Under. She very much wants Australia to win, even though she lives in London. 'It's a colonial thing,' she says.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

At the Games

It's hard to come to terms with the fact Pakistan great Javed Miandad is now a 'cricketing ambassador'. The life-long image etched in my mind is him brandishing his bat in a confrontation with Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

'New venue can help us grow'

Born in the days when cricket was still a gentleman's game and 'It's just not cricket' served as a stern rebuke which had some meaning, the Karp Group & PC Jeweller Hong Kong Sixes has gone through a stormy childhood and now, in its teen years, is wondering what the future holds.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

How we got here

1992 - It all begins. Cathay Pacific and Wharf put up HK$700,000 each and the Sixes is born with entrepreneurs Ken Catton and Papu Butani spearheading the event sanctioned by the Hong Kong Cricket Association. Pakistan win.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Surrey captain to lead Sixes team

Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown will lead five-time Cup champions England in another title assault at the Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club next month.

All-rounder Hamilton-Brown will return with Kent's Darren Stevens and Peter Trego of Somerset, who featured in last year's tournament as England attempt to win back the silverware they last lifted two years ago.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am