Posts Tagged ‘Cricket’

Multiculturalism made us stronger

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

As we took the field to defend 15 in the super over in the World Cup final last summer, Jos Buttler told me he hoped I had a couple of shamrocks in my pocket. I laughed, and turned to Adil Rashid: “Allah’s with us, isn’t he?” Rash agreed he was. Later, at the end of Read more

World Cup Cricket: Allah was with us

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

When Irish-born England captain Eoin Morgan was asked by a reporter whether the ‘luck of the Irish’ had helped the team win the World Cup, he responded: “We had Allah with us. I spoke to Aadil he said Allah is definitely with us.” Adil Rashid is one of two Muslims in the team. The world Read more

Black Cap who prays five time a day

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Ajaz Patel, the 29-year-old India-born left-arm spinner, is believed to be the first Muslim to play for the Black Caps. He doesn’t see himself as a role model for young Muslims but said if he can inspire anyone to follow their dreams and stick to their beliefs then he would be proud of that. He says Read more

Australian church leaders urge forgiveness for cricketers

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Australian church leaders have urged congregations to forgive the country’s disgraced cricketers. The scandal that has exposed the country’s top cricketers cheating tactics has prompted church leaders to offer congregations guidance on forgiveness over the Easter weekend. Read more Related Posts:Lebanon church leaders plan ‘summit’ for recovery road mapCovid-19: Church leaders’ plea for people to Read more

Grief warranted, but coverage out of kilter

Friday, December 5th, 2014

There has been a massive outpouring of grief for Australian batting star Phil Hughes, who died having never regained consciousness after being hit on the top of the neck by a bouncer during an interstate game last Tuesday. The youth and promise of the cricketing star, who was by all accounts an extremely likeable young Read more

Vatican pays tribute to cricketer Phillip Hughes

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Vatican’s cricket team has honoured Australia’s Phillip Hughes with a memorial Mass in Rome on the eve of his funeral in Australia. Team captain, the Rev. Anthony Currer, presided over the Tuesday evening service at the Venerable English College, the main English seminary in Rome. He said the team wanted to show its closeness Read more

Phillip Hughes’ death: reality bites

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Seeing Australia from outside the island continent offers some very strange views from time to time. The outpouring of grief over the tragic accident that took the talented life of cricketer Phillip Hughes went global within a very short time. The home of cricket – England – was profuse in the time devoted to this Read more

Anglicans beat the Catholics by a narrow margin

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

History was made in Canterbury, England, last Friday when the Vatican’s newly formed cricket team played its first ever match against the Church of England. The Anglicans beat the catholics answering the Catholics’ score of 106 with just five balls remaing. The Vatican scored 106 runs to which the Anglican XI replied with 108 runs Read more

The Vatican launches its own cricket club

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Vatican has officially declared its intention to defeat the Church of England – not in a theological re-match nearly 500 years after they split, but on the cricket pitch The challenge was launched at the baptism of the St. Peter’s Cricket Club. Vatican officials said the league will be composed of teams of priests Read more

St Pat’s Silverstream star ends school with 225

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Henry Walsh, St Pat’s Silverstream’s cricket star saved his best for last when he signed off his school career in spectacular fashion last week.

Walsh, a powerful right-hand batsman, was playing his last game for St Pat’s Silverstream when he scored 225 – out of a total of 369 – from 245 balls in the traditional fixture against St Bede’s College in Christchurch.

Walsh’s mammoth effort, which included seven sixes and 24 fours, took Silverstream from a precarious position to one of dominance.

It included a 186-run eighth-wicket partnership with Gareth Hitchman, with Hitchman’s contribution 36.

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