Long Slip

Notes From Long Slip

"Long slip" is an outdated cricket term that, essentially, equates to short third man in modern cricketing field placements. In a sport with so...

Lieutenant Bannerman of Bluff

James "Banny" Bannerman played for Otago and Southland between 1906 and 1915. Although he appears to have never quite fulfilled his cricketing potential, from...

Enter Sandman: one more thing

Anyone who has done historical research will appreciate just how hard it is to wrap up your story. Here at the New Zealand Cricket...

Enter Donald Sandman

Unless you play cricket for St Albans, where a cup is named in his honour, most New Zealanders won’t know the name, Donald McKay...

The Reverse Fred

Thanks to T20 cricket, the 'reverse sweep' and 'switch hit' are pretty common shot types to hear commentators mention, some with more excitement than...