Wednesday Snapshot

Covell Award: Voting has closed and Hazem El Masri has been crowned the winner of the 2009 Covell Award. “My last year in NRL has been amazing. But receiving this award is the greatest possible way to cap it all off” – El Masri.

Cricket: McGrath shows he has still got it by taking 3 wickets for only 18 runs in the All Star T20 match on Sunday night. It would do the current pace attack no harm to get McGrath in to do some bowling coaching work.

NRL: Indigenous All Stars vs NRL Stars game to include various gimmicks such as the “double try”, where a team can elect to have a single play to try and score another try for a further 4 points, rather than kicking a conversion for 2 points. There are also a few other suspiciously NFL like rules that will be trialled.
Coaches and trainers are to be miked up, which means the game will surely have to be delayed to allow for language censoring.

Cricket: Sarwan now in doubt for Windies. Series result still in no doubt.
Daily Telegraph produces article based on fan survey claiming Clarke is over rated. TC Ink vows to give a spray to this poor excuse for a newspaper.
Ed Cowan blasts 225 for Tasmania out of a total of only 389, while South Australian quick Peter George took 8 of the Tassy wickets, including Cowan. Now that’s a game of outstanding performances.

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