Candice Warner has been mocked online after sharing a heartfelt tweet about her Australian cricketer husband and their newborn baby. The 34-year-old took to social media to congratulate her husband, David Warner, for his 122 run knock against South Africa - and to reveal their new daughter, Isla Rose, had watched him play for the first time. 'Well done my love on another terrific century for your country. I know the result wasn't what the team was after but what a week you've had,' she tweeted. 'Isla got to watch her daddy for the first time today and you didn't disappoint. We love you.' Isla joined the couple's two other daughters Indi Rae and Ivy Mae just over a week ago, being born on June 30 at about 10.30pm Candice Warner has been ruthlessly mocked online after sharing a heartfelt tweet about her Australian cricketer husband and their newborn baby The Warners welcomed their third daughter, Isla Rose, into the world last Sunday Isla joined the … [Read more...] about ‘Did he cry again?’ Candice Warner is ruthlessly trolled after posting a heartfelt tweet about her cricketer husband and their newborn daughter
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They are among the most competitive and verbally abusive teams in cricket. And this morning they’re taking on England in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup. Yet on the eve of the momentous encounter, the most important for the England side in years, it has emerged that the ultra-macho Australian team are going to decidedly bizarre lengths in their desperation for victory. For their coach Justin Langer has introduced an extraordinary new training ritual in the hope of boosting their performance. No, not a new approach to sledging — verbally insulting and intimidating the opposition on the field — at which the Aussies are past masters. Nor a variation of ball tampering — last year the Aussies were caught cheating by sandpapering the ball to make it swing in flight so batsmen found it more difficult to hit. Instead, Langer — who has confessed to being ‘a bit of a hippy’ — has been getting his team to sit barefoot in a circle on a … [Read more...] about Australia’s superstitious cricket stars have a bizarre new pre-match ritual. So does walking barefoot across the field before a match really give them a path to victory?
Candice and David Warner welcomed their third daughter, Isla Rose, into the world on Sunday Candice and David Warner welcomed their third daughter, Isla Rose, into the world on Sunday. The Australian cricketer and his former iron woman wife opted for a sweet name for their newborn to join older sisters Ivy Mae, two, and four-year-old Indi Rae. 'Welcome to the world our gorgeous Isla Rose Warner,' the doting parents said via Instagram on Monday night (AEST). 'Born June 30th at 10.30pm. Our little family is now complete. Ivy and Indi are so proud of their sister. 'Isla we love you,' Candice wrote. David also shared a post of his wife and three daughters, saying Candice was 'absolutely amazing' during the birth. 'Mum and bubs are both doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon,' he wrote. Ivy and Indi looked every bit the doting big sisters Candice and David described, cuddling up to their mother and new sister and smiling from ear-to-ear in both pictures. … [Read more...] about ‘We love you! Our family is complete’: Candice and David Warner share the first photos of their newborn daughter after the heartbreak of two miscarriages – and reveal her sweet name
With the honour of being asked to be Wisden's literary reviewer for its 150th edition also comes the pleasure. The pleasure of getting to read every cricket publication that has crossed the cricket almanack's desk during the past year. While each tells its own particular story; collectively they document the state of cricket publishing. This year, roughly 70 books and pamphlets came my way. Most were (fairly) mainstream books from mainstream publishers, some were distinctly minority interest – The Statistics of the Minor Counties in 1906 – from not-so-mainstream publishers, and a few were self-published. For a sport and an industry sometimes held to be in decline, I'd say this was indication enough of good health. But what of the quality? It's often said that cricket writing had its heyday with Neville Cardus, RC Robertson-Glasgow and CLR James, and that no one has come close to matching them in the past 50 years or so. In fairness, they were … [Read more...] about John Crace surveys the past year’s cricket books for Wisden