Cricket

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Record crowds await Smith and Warner grade cricket return

Record crowds await Smith and Warner grade cricket return

RECORD numbers are expected to flock to two suburban Sydney ovals this weekend to watch Smith and Warner take their next step in search of absolution.

'I've got more opportunities to come' says opener

premium_icon 'I've got more opportunities to come' says opener

Dan Wilson admits he has been frustrated with his inability to convert starts through three matches, but he is not too concerned.

‘Ferrari’ who bowls ‘rockets’: England unearth Ashes threat

‘Ferrari’ who bowls ‘rockets’: England unearth Ashes threat

England seems to have finally found a fast bowler capable of terrorising the Australians in the Ashes next year

Warner’s rivals make no-sledge pledge

premium_icon Warner’s rivals make no-sledge pledge

DAVID Warner’s first-up grade cricket opponents have put a strict ban on sledging the fallen Australian opener this Saturday.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Finch backed to deliver at Test level

Finch backed to deliver at Test level

AARON Finch’s Test introduction couldn’t have been better timed according to captain Tim Paine

Wed 19 Sep 2018

‘Grumpy with life’: Langer’s plan to rehabilitate ‘angry’ Warner

‘Grumpy with life’: Langer’s plan to rehabilitate ‘angry’...

Justin Langer is yet to have a chat with suspended opener David Warner, but is eager to understand his mindset on the day of the ball-tampering scandal

Waugh: ‘No reason’ Finch can’t be the new Mr Cricket

Waugh: ‘No reason’ Finch can’t be the new Mr Cricket

AARON Finch is in line to make his Test debut next month. He’ll only be month short of his 32nd birthday. Steve Waugh sees no reason he won’t prove a success.

Wade batters rapid ton to bolster WC ambitions

Wade batters rapid ton to bolster WC ambitions

Matthew Wade started his season with a bang for Tasmania, battering a century in just 65 balls.

Hong Kong give India big ODI scare

Hong Kong give India big ODI scare

A MONSTER opening stand had Hong Kong right on track to stun India in the Asia Cup.

Tremain not driven by Test selection

premium_icon Tremain not driven by Test selection

FAST bowler Chris Tremain says the lure of a Test call-up won’t be his biggest motivation this summer as he looks to spearhead Victoria’s domestic season.

Blues debutant shines in Cup loss

Blues debutant shines in Cup loss

ONE-day cup holders WA have started their title defence with a strong four-wicket win over a rusty NSW at the WACA but a debutant stood out for the Blues.

Not over yet. Stokes, Hales to face ECB charges

Not over yet. Stokes, Hales to face ECB charges

BEN Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute and will face a Cricket Disciplinary Commission hearing in December.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Ponting defends Australia’s ‘very strong’ culture

Ponting defends Australia’s ‘very strong’ culture

FORMER Test captain Ricky Ponting has defended Australia’s under-siege cricket culture, saying the ball-tampering saga has fuelled unwarranted criticism.

Finch eager to show world red-ball worth

premium_icon Finch eager to show world red-ball worth

WHILE many thought his Test hopes were past him, Aaron Finch has kept on making runs and knows now’s the time to show he’s not just a white-ball wonder.

Hornets youngsters take the lead in field

premium_icon Hornets youngsters take the lead in field

Aaron Moore began pre-season with an emphasis on fielding, and early signs are promising his early work is paying off.

Finch predicts new route to baggy green

Finch predicts new route to baggy green

AUSSIE Test hopeful Aaron Finch says the days of serving long Sheffield Shield apprenticeships are over and more bolters will be wearing the baggy green.

Suspended trio’s ‘heavy price’ still to pay

Suspended trio’s ‘heavy price’ still to pay

STEVE Smith may still be ranked second on the world batting rankings but former Steve Waugh predicts it will be a tough road back.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

‘Spat my cornflakes out’: Peter Siddle recall shocks

‘Spat my cornflakes out’: Peter Siddle recall shocks

PETER Siddle’s call-up to an Australia Test squad for the first time since 2016 has left one of his former teammates shocked.

Maxwell makes statement after Test axing

Maxwell makes statement after Test axing

GLENN Maxwell insists his half-century to guide Victoria to a dramatic 16-run victory in their JLT Cup clash with Queensland wasn’t a message to selectors.

Ali ‘protected’ Osama sledger from teammates

premium_icon Ali ‘protected’ Osama sledger from teammates

ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss has revealed that Moeen Ali stopped angry teammates from lodging an official complaint against the Australian player

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