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Glickoblog: World 20-20 tournament

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The West Indies won the tournament, but they're not the best on the rankings.

Week 2 already

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Key matches in NCAAball week 2 aren't about winning titles. They're about doing what you need to do to get into the postseason, and six teams face their trickiest match of the season.

All the important matches

Our game of the week is in the SE-West at 0215. After last week's rainout, LSU is out of the playoffs if it can't beat Mississippi Province. MSPST will face an uphill battle if it loses.

And, of course, it's not on TV. Here's what is.

Sat UTHST – UTAH (Utah should win)
1700 SFLOR – FLAST (piss-easy)
2030 GRGIA – VNDRB (yes, it's Georgia, but it's not a contest)
2030 NOTDM – VIRGI (on BT2: expect a Notre Dame win)
0100 OREGN – MICST (with Stanford's fall, now the hardest test on Oregon's schedule)

NCAAball season preview

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Some notes to help watch the new NCAA-ball season. Not the players, but the teams likely to win, and the games that will help decide who makes the bowls.

Week 1 is this weekend, week 5 at the start of October, week 9 is Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving is in week 13. Most sides only have one bye this year, not the two we've seen in recent years.

(More: Thumbnail sketches of the divisions – who wins, who's cusping for the bowls.)

Week 1 highlight:
Michigan -v- Utah

Cricket in September 2015

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The world 20-20 qualifiers took place in Ireland and Scotland. The hosts both got through, as did Afghanistan, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and the newcomers Oman.

Australia have been in England. The visitors won two Tests by an embarrassing margin, but lost three by almost as great a shocker. The net result: England regain the men's Ashes (but Australia took the woman's version). The Aussies beat Ireland in a one-day match, and Scotland took two one-dayers against Nepal.

Sri Lanka hosted Pakistan, the visitors won the last Test, split the one-day matches 2-2, and the 20-20 matches 2-0. Sri Lanka then hosted India, the first two Tests were split and the third ended in September.

Prior to this engagement, India were in Zimbabwe, winning three one-dayers and two 20-20 games. New Zealand went to Zimbabwe, and won their one-day series 2-1. New Zealand then went on to South Africa; the hosts won the one-dayers 2-1, and 20-20 turned a 1-1 draw. South Africa had already been in Bangladesh, where they'd won the 20-over format 2-0, lost the one-day series 2-1, and both Tests were bore draws.

(More: Up, down, and lots of 20-20 movement)

Cricket in July 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Bangladesh drew Tests with India and Pakistan, but lost heavily to the latter side. The Bangles beat India 2-1 in their ODI matches. England and New Zealand split a Test series, England won the one-dayers 3-2 and the only T20 match. Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka, splitting a two-Test series; Pakistan also beat Zimbabwe in ODI and T20 formats. The West Indies won a Test against England, but lost two to Australia.

Ireland beat the UAE in a not!Test, but lost a T20 series to Scotland. Ireland's ODI against England was rained off. Scotland and Afghanistan drew their not!Test. Kenya and the UAE split two ODIs in Southampton. Papua New Guinea came out with a not!Test win in the Netherlands, but lost both ODIs. The Dutch also beat Nepal in the first T20, that series continues into July. Namibia beat Hong Kong in a not!Test, the sides split their ODI and T20 series.

(More: What has this done to the rankings?)

Cricket in May 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The world cup was won by Australia. New Zealand lost the final, India and South Africa the semi-finals. Pakistan, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh lost in the quarter-finals. Neither England nor Ireland made the last eight: Ireland fell out when Pakistan beat South Africa, England were soundly beaten by Bangladesh.

Elsewhere, Bangladesh had had the better of three ODIs and one Twenty20 against Pakistan, and England have pulled out some wins in Tests against the West Indies.

More: The full and tedious details

Cricket in March 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Division II tournament takes place, and the World Cup begins.

Oh! NCAA bowl winners

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Highlights from NCAAball bowl season.

Cricket in January 2015

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

England are rubbish, and surprise defeats for Afghanistan. Film at 11.

Fab Four and Elite Eleven: the NCAAball end-of-season projections

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Previewing the title contenders in NCAAball, and explaining why Florida State is number one.

Cricket in November 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

In the international cricket rankings, it's South Africa 2, Sri Lanka 1, West Indies gone.

Cricket in November 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

In the international cricket rankings, it's South Africa 2, Sri Lanka 1, West Indies gone.

Cricket in September 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

One-day trouble for England, and all the rest of the cricket news

Cricket in July 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

All the news from a very quiet two months.

Cricket in May 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The 20/20 championship was a win for Sri Lanka, and a loss for England and South Africa.

Cricket in March 2014

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

South Africa head two tables, Australia one.

Cricket in January 2014

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Yes, England were rubbish. But how rubbish?

Ding, and in all probability dong

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

NCAA-ball hits week 7, and we look for the key games in the SE, PX, AC, and (because this week's likely to be the decider) MW.

Cricket in September 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Aside from England's win in the Ashes, what's been happening in the world of cricket?

Cricket in July 2013

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Results from the Champions' Trophy, mostly