Category Archives: When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

‘Roston Chase – evidence of the emerging breed of West Indies cricketers. But it won’t be easy viewing’ – my review of the 2nd Test for First Post

6th August 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

West Indies v India – 2nd Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I’m providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

West Indies mounted a brave and frankly, highly unexpected rear-guard action to save the 2nd Test in Jamaica – with Roston Chase the hero with a wonderful unbeaten hundred in only his second Test Match. I reflect on his heroics  – and the ‘excitement’ of the hard-fought draw in cricket.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram

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‘Reality Check: things look bleak for this poor West Indies side. But do WI have any alternatives?’ – my review of the 1st Test for First Post

25th July 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

West Indies v India – 1st Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I’m providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

With West Indies thoroughly thrashed in the 1st Test Match versus India in Antigua, I reflect on whether WI have many genuine selection alternatives.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram

‘So many heroes in this match; but AB de Villiers emerges as the biggest’ – my match report of Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore for First Post

25th May 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 play-off match with Royal Challengers Bangalore a topsy-turvy game ended with defeat, and RCB progress to the final. The Lions have a second chance to join them there in a further play-off on Friday night.

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

‘Daredevils fail to make the grade, and don’t merit a pass mark ‘– my season review of Delhi Daredevils after defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore for First Post

23rd May 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 Indian Premier League

I am reporting on games in the 2016 IPL for First Post.

On Sunday night I covered Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore – and they lost their final match, and were eliminated from the tournament.

You can read my season’s end assessment of the Daredevils here.

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

David Oram

‘The Lions put their hands tightly around a place in the play-offs’ – my match report of Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians for First Post

22nd May 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 final group game the Lions faced Mumbai Indians – and victory confirmed their place in the play-offs.

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