Cricket

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Perth blowtorch to test cricket stars

premium_icon Perth blowtorch to test cricket stars

New Zealand is bracing for a heatwave in Perth for the pink-ball Test, with temperatures tipped to soar past 40C as the new arrivals attempt to acclimatise as...

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Brisbane Heat claim historic WBBL title

premium_icon Brisbane Heat claim historic WBBL title

Brisbane Heat have got in on the trophy-collecting "sister act" of Queensland sport by claiming back-to-back WBBL titles with a six-wicket win over the Strikers

Fears heightened for Boxing Day Test

Fears heightened for Boxing Day Test

The Australian summer has been thrown into turmoil with a dangerous MCG pitch causing serious headaches for those in charge

All out for eight: cricket records tumble

All out for eight: cricket records tumble

Maldives Women’s cricket team have suffered one of the worst defeats in sporting history, with nine of their players dismissed for a duck.

Six times: uncanny leg gully saga continues

Six times: uncanny leg gully saga continues

Some cricketers go their entire careers without being caught at leg gully. One former Australian batsmen has done so six times this summer.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Ponting compares world No.3 Kane Williamson to Steve Smith

Ponting compares world No.3 Kane Williamson to Steve Smith

When he first encountered Kane Williamson in 2011, Ricky Ponting didn’t rate his batting. The Kiwi skipper is now No.3 in the world and has Ponting's admiration

Grace Harris a star before she even bats or bowls

premium_icon Grace Harris a star before she even bats or bowls

With a television microphone strapped to her chest, Harris has been roaming entertainment show across the WBBL season.

Cummins: I wouldn’t turn down Test captaincy

premium_icon Cummins: I wouldn’t turn down Test captaincy

The calls for Pat Cummins to take over the Test captaincy from Tim Paine has received another high-powered vote of confidence.

Noffke in positive mindset ahead of WBBL title defence

premium_icon Noffke in positive mindset ahead of WBBL title defence

Sunshine Coast product and Brisbane Heat coach Ashley Noffke says he’s feeling comfortable ahead of his side’s bid to defend a Women’s Big Bash League crown.

Why Kiwis must unleash express quick on Aussies

premium_icon Why Kiwis must unleash express quick on Aussies

With New Zealand being talked up as big chances of knocking off Australia for the first time in 30 years, one former star has implored them not to take a...

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Australia’s Test hopefuls fear long lockout

premium_icon Australia’s Test hopefuls fear long lockout

Axed before Australia thrashed Pakistan, Marcus Harris is now back in a chasing pack of players who fear another shot at Test cricket is a long way off.

Why Test spin search keeps hitting dead ends

premium_icon Why Test spin search keeps hitting dead ends

With the search for Nathan Lyon’s spin support intensifying, one of the prime candidates says seamer-friendly Shield pitches aren’t helping their cause.

How Perth brought Kiwi star back from the brink

premium_icon How Perth brought Kiwi star back from the brink

Facing Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood on a bruising WACA deck isn’t an ideal scenario. But it proved a lightbulb moment for Ross Taylor.

Newsreader breaks down at cricket legend’s death

Newsreader breaks down at cricket legend’s death

A newsreader has broken down with emotion on live TV reading out a message from the family of dead cricket legend Bob Willis.

What happened when Brian saw David on the golfcourse

premium_icon What happened when Brian saw David on the golfcourse

Brian Lara desperately wanted David Warner to break his world record Test score, so when their pair bumped into each other at the Australian Open pro-am the first...

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Ashes great Bob Willis, who will forever be synonymous with England’s 1981 victory, has died after a short battle with cancer.

Gympie junior cricketers to unleash on premier wicket

premium_icon Gympie junior cricketers to unleash on premier wicket

‘I am looking forward to batting and bowling under lights’

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Why Australia must blood ‘exciting talent’ now

premium_icon Why Australia must blood ‘exciting talent’ now

Greg Chappell believes Australia must take a chance on boom all-rounder Cameron Green or risk hurting the game of one the country’s most promising cricketers.

Harris given hope after thinking he’d ‘dropped the Ashes’

Harris given hope after thinking he’d ‘dropped the Ashes’

Out-of-favour opener Marcus Harris thought his career was finished when he dropped Ben Stokes in the third Ashes Test, but the selectors have a message for him

GALLERY: 2018 Gympie cricket finalists retain top spot

premium_icon GALLERY: 2018 Gympie cricket finalists retain top spot

The 2018 grand finalists have retained top spot on the ladder after beating the second place side.

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