Michael Bourke said Australian cricketer David Warner had correctly predicted the fear the Englishmen felt.
Michael Bourke said Australian cricketer David Warner had correctly predicted the fear the Englishmen felt. SAEED KHAN

Shield side keen to win

THE 18th century proverb says we never know the value of water (Mitchell/ Davis Shield) until the well is dry (trophy cabinet bare).

The Warwick Mitchell Shield side waited 13 years to win the title last season and is hungry for another title after booking a spot in the final. The Warwick Davis Shield side must now rely on Lockyer defeating Downlands College in January to secure their final spot too.

Warner the fortune teller

It seems that David Warner has stopped letting his hand do the talking and started using his mouth. Warner correctly predicted the fear in the Englishmen's eyes from facing Mitchell Johnson at the Gabba Test would carry over to future games. This is in addition to Warner's prediction on Trott's fragile mind.

Doctoring wickets

India and England prepared dry cricket pitches earlier this year against Australia that resembled a Simpson desert wicket in a drought. Now Australia have got their own back with bouncy tracks to greet the Poms. Don't be surprised if every Test pitch in Australia this summer has plenty of grass with pace and bounce.

Bradman's family

How proud would it have been for George and Emily Bradman to have raised their son Sir Donald Bradman who turned out to be the greatest batsman to have played the game. How did the public treat Sir Don's only brother in that era? These were just a couple of conversation starters I was thinking about during the week.

Bowling machine

The Warwick junior cricket under 10s at Glennie Heights this season have been using a miniature bowling machine to practice their batting in addition to playing their game. This has proved a great initiative for increasing participation of the players at the games. I think it will lead to better batsmen in the Southern Downs in years to come.

Horse tip

The horse tip for tomorrow is the Gerry Harvey owned Absalon in the Villiers at Randwick.



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