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Sun 17 Mar 2019

‘Like we never left’: Smith, Warner welcomed back

premium_icon ‘Like we never left’: Smith, Warner welcomed back

Suspended pair Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back by the Australia squad one week before their ball tampering bans are set to expire

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Test team flees mosque shooting

Test team flees mosque shooting

The Bangladesh cricket team were forced to make a quick retreat from a Christchurch mosque they had been attending after gunshots were fired in the vicinity.

Series win closes rotating door for World Cup

premium_icon Series win closes rotating door for World Cup

Finally, after a historic series win in India and two years of tossing and turning, the Australian one-day team looks locked in for its World Cup defence.

Ricky Ponting’s surprising Finch claim

Ricky Ponting’s surprising Finch claim

AS debate around Aaron Finch continues to swirl, Ricky Ponting has made a bold declaration about Australia’s struggling ODI skipper.

Aussie cricket more confused than ever

Aussie cricket more confused than ever

A history-making win over India should be cause for wild celebrations, but Australia’s cricket conundrum has become more complicated.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Pattinson fires Ashes warning

premium_icon Pattinson fires Ashes warning

Victorian firebrand James Pattinson has announced his Ashes claims with a blistering performance that bowled Victoria to a stunning outright win over NSW

Colts won't back down in battle for grand final spot

premium_icon Colts won't back down in battle for grand final spot

AFTER a dominant display in their semi final last weekend, the Coutts-Coffs Colts will go into Saturday's preliminary final full of confidence.

Are Australia World Cup contenders again?

premium_icon Are Australia World Cup contenders again?

Australia’s sensational ODI win in India has revived hope of a successful World Cup defence, though questions remain. Here’s 11 things we learned.

CA brings Smith, Warner together again

premium_icon CA brings Smith, Warner together again

Steve Smith and David Warner have taken the first tentative step towards their personal rehabilitation after meeting as part of a mediation session.

Test cricket poised for radical change

premium_icon Test cricket poised for radical change

The Australian-made red Kookaburra ball could be turfed out of Test cricket if a proposal from the MCC world cricket committee is adopted.

‘Shades of Hayden’ about World Cup lock

‘Shades of Hayden’ about World Cup lock

Usman Khawaja was one of the most maligned batsmen during the Aussie summer but his magnificent form has left selectors no choice.

Australia ends two-year one-day series drought

Australia ends two-year one-day series drought

Aaron Finch reflected on an “unbelievable” achievement as the cricket world stood in awe of a momentous moment in Australian history.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Time running out for Hazlewood

premium_icon Time running out for Hazlewood

Australian spearhead Josh Hazlewood is up against it in his bid to be fit for the World Cup while Chris Tremain appears to have drop out of Ashes race.

Smith: I’ll be fit for World Cup campaign

premium_icon Smith: I’ll be fit for World Cup campaign

Recent elbow surgery sparked fears Steve Smith wouldn’t be able to throw the ball at the World Cup, but he is sure he’ll be fit for Australia’s campaign.

Shield carnage spells Ashes trouble

Shield carnage spells Ashes trouble

If the dominance of bowlers in the latest round of the Sheffield Shield is an insight into what we have to look forward to in the Ashes, batsmen should worry.

Ponting’s grim Smith, Warner warning

Ponting’s grim Smith, Warner warning

Ricky Ponting says Australia will need to be mentally prepared for a verbal barrage like they’ve never seen before at the World Cup.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Lehmann holds Redbacks’ hopes of Shield miracle

premium_icon Lehmann holds Redbacks’ hopes of Shield miracle

The Bulls are closing in aon a Sheffield Shield victory after Jake Lehmann dug in and helped the Redbacks avoid losing the contest in two days.

Ashton’s fireworks put the heat on Smith

premium_icon Ashton’s fireworks put the heat on Smith

Ashton Turner has arrived as Australia’s new ODI finisher, right on time for their World Cup defence, but what does this mean for former captain Steve Smith?

Mon 11 Mar 2019

Underdogs rise and achieve mission impossible

premium_icon Underdogs rise and achieve mission impossible

CLAIMING victory against minor premiers Harwood at their home ground has been a tough ask for every outfit in the North Coast Cricket Council Premier League.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Back in the runs, Finch says it was only a matter of time

Back in the runs, Finch says it was only a matter of time

Australia captain Aaron Finch says it was a matter of time before he scored a few runs and it's vital he backs up his breakthrough ODI knock of 93

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