Monthly Archives: April 2016

‘Pride in the Lions – our winning family’ – my match analysis of Gujarat Lions v Rising Pune Supergiants for First Post

30th April 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 Indian Premier League

For First Post during the 2016 IPL I am covering the Gujarat Lions.

In their seventh match they faced Rising Pune Supergiants – and for the second match in a row won the game off the last ball.

You can read my match analysis here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram

A Willow in the WIndies Xtra – The Caribbean Cricket Civil War: a view from the ‘observation post’ with Terry Bent

29th April 2016

The Caribbean cricket podcast

Midweek Edition: The Caribbean Cricket Civil War

Welcome to this extra edition of The Willow in the WIndies.

I was joined for this xtra podcast by fellow ‘Barbadian’ Brit, Terry Bent, the author of the blog dedicated to the Barbados Tridents CPL side; and a regular panelist on the Mason & Guests cricket talk show on the island. In fact, Terry was part of the panel recently for a heated edition which you can hear here, and which Tony Cozier wrote about for ESPN Cricinfo, that you can read here.

The subject of contention was the ongoing crisis in Caribbean cricket between the international players and the WICB: murky waters into which some Caricom political leaders have waded, and some West Indies cricket Legends too.

Terry and I looked at the issues in the dispute, its background, and likely outcomes.

We also took time to look at the Barbados Tridents, and in particular the implications of Dr Vijay Mallya’s ongoing travails – and whether they would impact upon the Tridents’ involvement in this season’s CPL competition.

You can listen to our discussion here.

David Oram

‘Ludicrous Captaincy Allows Huge-Hitting Genius Chance To Nearly Steal a Win From a Game Already Lost’ – my match analysis of Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils for First Post

28th April 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 Indian Premier League

For First Post during the 2016 IPL I am covering the Gujarat Lions.

In their sixth match they faced Delhi Daredevils – and won an absolute thriller by one run.

You can read my match analysis here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram

Who Ate All the Pies?

27th April 2016

Around the World in 2 – a few occasional off-breaks

Each week for ‘Mason & Guests’ I put together a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, round-up the week’s notable WI birthdays & anniversaries, & throw in a few ‘Did You Know?’ facts:

“Hello! This is David Oram taking you ‘Around the World in 2‘:

“In the IPL, the Kolkata Knight Riders featuring Andre Russell & Sunil Narine are joint-top with the Gujarat Lions featuring Dwaynes Smith & Bravo. The King’s XI Punjab, who’ve no West Indies players in their squad, are bottom.

“Elsewhere, in Pakistan’s 50-over competition, the Cool Cool National One Day Cup, Younis Khan stormed out of the tournament in protest at the substandard umpiring in the match between Cake Rusk Punjab & his side, Giggly Boom Boom Bubble Gum KPK. Maybe Younis was also protesting at the sub-standard team names?

“Meanwhile. I’d like to Spare a Thought for the family & friends of Barbados sports journalist, Petra Gooding who died recently at the tragic young age of 31.”  Continue reading

‘Lions Back on Track with Winning Combination’– my match analysis of Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore for First Post

25th April 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 Indian Premier League

For First Post during the 2016 IPL I am covering the Gujarat Lions.

In their fifth match they faced Royal Challengers Bangalore – and returned to winning ways.

You can read my match analysis here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram