Cricket news

To make sure you don’t miss a thing, Cricket writers will bring you the latest cricket results, live cricket scores and match statistics as well as breaking international and UK news. We can give you tips on team and individual player form along with the best odds to be found should you wish to place an online bet to make your next match even more exciting. Cricket is a great sport for some in-play betting and a wager can’t half make a flat game more interesting.

Player Profiles

We’ll also give you run downs of top players, promising newcomers and keep track of those reportedly out to pasture i.e. We’re interested in Flintoff’s post-Test cricket career as we think there’s a fair bit of life left in the old dog yet! His last Ashes was punctuated with some truly awesome moments ‘ running out Ricky Ponting with an arrow-like throw was legendry – but in the main, talk was of his injuries and waning fitness. His knee surgery following The Ashes will see him on crutches for six to eight weeks but selectors are keen to get him busy again in the Natwest Series. Rate him or berate him, we’re looking forward to seeing some more inspirational Freddie play ‘ he’s a character that the public can get behind and, let’s face it, he’s fun to watch on and off the pitch. But it’s not just about Flintoff ‘ there’re a host of players we’ve got our eyes on for you so watch this space for more player news and reviews.

Cricket: Your game

If you’d rather spend your time playing cricket than watching it, that’s all good with us. If you’re looking to get into the sport we’ll tell you what to look for in a cricket club, basic cricketing techniques and information on what you’ll need to get started ie. the best kit, choosing your bat, pads and so on. If you’ve been playing for a while, you can check out our tutorials on how to improve and read case studies about how the experts do it. Learn how to perfect the Cover Drive or the On Drive in batting, find out about finger grips for variations in wrist spin bowling and much more. We want our readers to get involved and share their tips too ‘ it’s all about promoting the game of cricket and giving it the limelight it deserves ‘ let’s build a nation of great players together!

Best Golf Courses in the World

If you are devoting an entire day to this game, why not find a place that’s serene? What is golf without the proper surrounding? In order to play golf, one must be in a calming mood because it’s a game of such patience and concentration. Here are a few of the best places to play to get the full experience. First off, allow me to introduce to you the Augusta National Golf Club located in Augusta, Georgia. Beautifully landscaped with 18 holes of breathtaking scenery, currently titled the number one golf course in golfers digest’s list of America’s 100 greatest courses. No wonder it has hosted one of the four major championships in professional golf. This course features azaleas, blooming shrubs and 100 year old trees. What makes this course even more unique is the fact that each hole is named after the trees and shrubs that boarder the course. Another course that caught my attention was the Gardagolf Country club in Soriano del Lago, Italy. This is known as one of the most challenging courses in Italy in 15 years. Who doesn’t love a good challenge? In the golf world that’s what you want to look for.

It’s no surprise the professional’s seeked this place out to hold two Italian opens. Lastly another great course to experience is the Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, New Jersey. This course was founded by George Arthur Crump in 1913 and has gained the tile as the best golf course in the world by golf magazine. When designing this course he believed that no more than two consecutive holes should play in the same direction (they should not be parallel to one another), players shouldn’t be able to see any other hole other than they’re own, and a round of golf on his course should force the player to utilize every club in the bag. This masterpiece stretches amongst 2 sq km of New Jersey’s thick pinelands. This course is so elite you must be personally invited by the board members to receive tee time. I can imagine a high demand for such an amazing course. The biggest factors to a great game of golf are the weather, the people you’re with and most importantly what you’re surrounded by. You want to look for a course that will give you the most space and relaxation.

Andy Roddick

He is currently a top ranked American player; a Grand Slam singles champion and a US Open winner. He had the privilege to play against Roger Federer in four Grand Slam finals including Wimbledon. Andy Roddick has become a staple amongst the champion tennis players of our time being ranked in the Association of Tennis Professionals top 10 from 2002 through 2009. This may have something to do with his incredible ability to serve the fastest in tennis sending the ball soaring at 155mph. Roddick was born in Omaha, Nebraska August 30th, 1982 alongside two older brothers Lawrence and John Roddick who also played tennis. Roddick reached professional status in 2000 by becoming the number one junior in the world and went on winning six world junior singles and seven doubles titles. He later honored himself by winning the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles that same year. The years that followed awarded him victories against talented players of that time until he hit his breakthrough in 2003 when he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of 2003 Australian Open. They competed for five long hours, with the fifth set being the longest fifth set in a Grand Slam tournament at that time.

His career brought him much fame with the media and landed him air time on some of the most popular late night shows on television including Saturday Night Live, The Late Shows with Craig Kilborn, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and even Jay Leno. He appeared on afternoon and primetime shows such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Weakest Link and Sports Center. He was even presented the honor of appearing on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee that airs mid morning. Magazines and music artists jumped on the train and featured Roddick in Men’s Fitness and Michael Tolcher’s Music video “Speed feels better.” Roddick’s media exposure only increased his popularity and became more aware to the world that he was the real deal in tennis. He proceeded to win several awards such as an ESPY and the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award of the Year in 2004. He was awarded for his charity efforts raising money for the survivors of the tsunami and the Indian Ocean Earthquake. He raised money by auctioning off several rackets and autographs. He later created the Andy Roddick Foundation to help at-risk youth; A true champion on and off the tennis court.