Cricket

Tue 22 Jan 2019

The births and deaths of cricket bat brands

premium_icon The births and deaths of cricket bat brands

From Stuart Surridge to Sareen Sports, bat manufacturing is an ever-changing landscape.

Thousands raised in name of Troy Salton

premium_icon Thousands raised in name of Troy Salton

On an emotional day for Dom Salton and his family, he appreciated an opportunity to share in a laugh and a beer with those closest to his father.

Test hopeful’s unreal pink-ball advantage

Test hopeful’s unreal pink-ball advantage

Test hopeful Kurtis Patterson is one of few batsmen who can lay claim to having a better record against the pink cricket ball than the red.

Underdogs lead All-Star Mile voting

premium_icon Underdogs lead All-Star Mile voting

Racing Victoria has been inundated by votes after the All-Star Mile ballot opened on Monday with a pair of unheralded contenders taking the early lead.

Patterson selection ‘two years’ late

Patterson selection ‘two years’ late

Kurtis Patterson is the newest player on the Aussie Test scene, but one of his coaches said he should have already happened.

‘Not sure what is going on’: Wade ‘frustrated’ by selectors’ mixed messages

‘Not sure what is going on’: Wade ‘frustrated’ by selectors’...

Matthew Wade has vented his frustrations at the mixed messages being sent out by Australia’s selectors.

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Young trio’s huge appeal for Test debuts

premium_icon Young trio’s huge appeal for Test debuts

Australia’s agitated cricket selectors have lost all patience with mediocrity and appear on the verge of rushing three debutants into Thursday’s first Test.

Pucovski looks the real deal

premium_icon Pucovski looks the real deal

He has been tipped to become the anchorman of the next generation and Australia’s Test match debutant Will Pucovski is impressing everyone.

How BBL snub was blessing in disguise for Patterson

How BBL snub was blessing in disguise for Patterson

Kurtis Patterson failed to get a look in for Sydney Thunder’s first nine matches this season. On Thursday he could be wearing a baggy green instead.

Warner to have surgery as World Cup hopes becomes clear

premium_icon Warner to have surgery as World Cup hopes becomes clear

David Warner is set to undergo surgery to fix an elbow injury with a straight forward recovery needed to ensure his availability for the World Cup and Ashes.

Dramatic 11th hour call-up for young batsman

premium_icon Dramatic 11th hour call-up for young batsman

Cricket Australia selectors have done a U-turn on their decision not to bring any new faces into the squad to face Sri Lanka.

Practice pays off as Sixers avoid disaster

premium_icon Practice pays off as Sixers avoid disaster

The Sydney Sixers managed to stave off a total collapse in their semi-final win over Melbourne because they knew exactly what to expect when times got tough.

Can Australia build a World Cup winner?

premium_icon Can Australia build a World Cup winner?

With time running out for Australia to get their ODI team together and build a squad capable of defending the World Cup there’s still a number of crucial issues...

Test cricket selection debacle continues

Test cricket selection debacle continues

Test selectors have handed an 11th-hour call-up to an in-form batsman despite insisting its squad for the Sri Lanka series was set.

Hornets vet welcomes late-season role change

premium_icon Hornets vet welcomes late-season role change

It is rare to cast an eye over an Ipswich/Logan scorecard and see the initials "D. Wilson” at number six, particularly in a two-day match.

Sun 20 Jan 2019

Burns backs Pucovski for Test debut

premium_icon Burns backs Pucovski for Test debut

Joe Burns believes rookie Test batsman Will Pucovski will take to the game’s highest level “like a duck to water” .

Queensland desperate to reclaim marquee Test

premium_icon Queensland desperate to reclaim marquee Test

Queensland Cricket will launch a new bid to bring the first Test of the Australian summer back to the Gabba in a series of high-level meetings this week.

‘Nowhere near’: Finch’s ODI ‘weak link’ admission

‘Nowhere near’: Finch’s ODI ‘weak link’ admission

Aaron Finch hopes an enforced break from international cricket will help him to work through his technical shortcomings after a poor summer against India.

Fresh Faulkner’s not finished

premium_icon Fresh Faulkner’s not finished

James Faulkner fronts for Hobart on Monday night without the scars of its 2017-18 BBL final loss Adelaide.

Change of ball swings play at Baxter Oval

premium_icon Change of ball swings play at Baxter Oval

Just how competitive the Hornets' 9/254 total is will be a 'wait and see' says Dan Wilson, as swap to the Duke ball changes match dynamic at Baxter Oval.

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