Mark the Great

Mark Greatbatch comes in at number four on the Guardian‘s list of all-time greatest Test cricket rearguards. “He was better known as the man who invented pinch-hitting at the 1992 World Cup, but Mark Greatbatch could knuckle down too. At Perth in 1989-90, NZ were forced to follow on, 290 behind, by Australia when Greatbatch embarked on a marathon of self-denial, batting for nearly 11 hours and facing 485 balls for his 146 not out.”


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Wallabies Appoint Dave Rennie Coach

Wallabies Appoint Dave Rennie Coach

New Zealander Dave Rennie has been tasked with resurrecting the Wallabies, replacing Michael Cheika as head coach in a deal that will take him through to the 2023 World Cup, Pascal…