The gradual decline of West Indian cricket is hardly a new phenomenon but the latest capitulation of a once-dominant test match power has brought genuine expressions of sadness throughout the sport.
India's Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals.
England's Joe Root and Alastair Cook crafted superb centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 348 for three on the opening day of their first day-night test against West Indies.
Cricket is a game with long traditions but some of them are about to change at junior level.
Suzie Bates has bashed her way into the record books with a stunning twenty20 century in Derby earlier this week.
England's cricketers admit they will be taking a leap in the dark when the country hosts its first day-night test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies this week.
A ruthless India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days in the final test to complete a 3-0 whitewash in one of the most one-sided test series in recent times.
The domestic twenty20 season draw is out and Otago has a nice little jaunt to Central Otago during the Christmas break.
Former Australia quick Damien Fleming says England's top six contains some of the worst batsmen he has seen play test cricket.
England have the right balance to beat Australia at this year's Ashes series, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said after his team's 3-1 series defeat by Joe Root's side.
Spinner Moeen Ali crowned his excellent series by taking five wickets as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth test to secure a 3-1 series victory.
Otago seamer Jacob Duffy and all-rounder Christi Viljoen have been playing cricket in England this winter and reportedly basking in the rays. They sent these messages home.
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association have agreed a new pay deal "in principle", ending an acrimonious dispute that threatened a tour of Bangladesh and the Ashes series.
First-class cricket is poised to return to Molyneux Park for the first time since 2004.
Otago Cricket Association chief executive Mike Coggan has raised concerns about the state of the wicket block at the University Oval.
Fingers are crossed at New Zealand Cricket on two counts after the release of the busy international home schedule for the summer.
Bradley Scott became obsessed with bowling maidens.
Former Wellington medium pacer Matt Bacon has been offered one of Otago's two remaining contracts.
Australia have been sent crashing out of the Women's Cricket World Cup by India on a chastening day for the world champions at Derby.
Nathan King has returned to Otago cricket a year after resigning as head coach of the Volts.