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‘Early excitement of Alzarri Joseph gives way to dull, attritional acquisition’ – my report on Day 1 of the 3rd Test for First Post

10th August 2016

Behind the Bowler’s Arm – match reports

West Indies v India – 3rd Test Match

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

After the first day’s play of the third Test in St Lucia, I commented upon the bold and successful selection of Alzarri Joseph to make his Test Match debut.

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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‘Few Positives for Negative West Indies’ – my report on Day 1 of the 1st Test for First Post

22nd July 2016

Behind the Bowler’s Arm – match reports

West Indies v India – 1st Test Match

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

After the first day’s play of the opening Test, I gave my reaction to the West Indies’ approach and team selection.

You can read my piece here.

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

David Oram

The Guy in the Shorts and T-shirt

13th September 2014

The Mason & Guests Show

Developing development themes

The Masonic musical chairs continued this week. Andrew was in St Vincent, covering West Indies’ 1st Test victory, so I was back guest-hosting (should that be ‘ghosting’?) the show. In the studio with me were Steven Leslie, Manager of the CCC; Winston Stafford, Board member of the BCA, and regular Mason & Guests contributor, Pearson Bovell. We began by looking back at the game:

DO: “Many of the match-winning performances were by Barbadians. In a room full of Bajans, or adopted Bajan in my case, we can feel quite pleased and proud.”

WS: “We expected them to win, but there’s some work to be done on the fielding and dropped catches. We need to get our concentration. It’s one of the weaknesses of WI cricket.”

DO: “The most glaring was Kirk Edwards drop. Was that concentration, rather than bad technique or bad luck?”

WS: “Well he can’t be that bad can he?” Continue reading

Driving in the Dark

18th December 2013

The Mason & Guests Show           

“The only cricket show in the Caribbean”

It’s been a tough week to be a sports follower. Or should I say it’s been a tough week to be THIS sports follower? I implied as much to Andrew when he introduced me on last night’s show:

AM: “How are you, David?”

DO: “I’ve been better, Andrew”

AM: “Why so?”

DO: “England. West Indies. Tottenham. They say disaster always comes in threes.”

In England’s case 3-0 and the Ashes gone. In West Indies’ case a third innings defeat in four Tests, and maybe Sammy soon gone. For Spurs it was 5-0 and AVB gone. All the above teams must dig deep in prospect of some gold, or need to look deep into Santa’s sack for a little star dust. Continue reading

Retired Mike Hussey Still Good Enough for the ICC’s World Team

17th December 2013

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

Each week for Mason & Guests I compile and broadcast a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, with a few “Did You Know, Andrew?” facts thrown in. Here’s this week’s round-up:

“The 3rd ODI between South Africa and India was abandoned as a draw due to rain – but not before Quinton de Kock scored his third century of the series. Did You Know, Andrew de Kock is only the 5th man to score 3 successive ODI hundreds, the others being Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers? SA won the ODI series 2-0, and the 1st of 2 Tests begins tomorrow in Johannesburg.” Continue reading