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11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 17

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 17

12 September 2018 7:33 AM Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game. Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short 26

9 August 2018 8:00 AM Blow for Australia with Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan series

Cummins and Hazlewood have not suffered setbacks but do not have enough time to be fit for the Tests in October. They are not said to be in doubt for the marquee series against India and could even be ready for the one-day internationals at home in November. For Cummins, it ends a run of 13 consecutive Tests. "Pat and Josh are progressing well from their 20

4 July 2018 4:00 AM Erin Osborne and Angela Reakes to captain ACT Meteors for WNCL

The ACT Meteors have named Erin Osborne as their captain for the 2018-19 WNCL season, with Angela Reakes named as vice-captain. Osborne captained the side last season, with the Meteors winning three games and finishing fourth on the ladder. Meteors coach James Allsopp said the re-appointment of Osborne was a simple one with her international experience 17

30 June 2018 12:36 AM 'Critics will be critics': David Warner bowled for one in his return to cricket

King City, Canada: Australian cricketer David Warner has been bowled out on his second ball in an unceremonious welcome back to the crease that lasted just three minutes. But the former Australian vice-captain, who is serving a 12-month ban from Australian domestic and international cricket, redeemed himself with a superb catch in the game's final over, running 25

17 June 2018 3:18 AM England pound makeshift Australian attack to take 2-0 series lead

Centurion Shaun Marsh has backed Australia’s inexperienced bowlers to bounce back after Saturday’s mauling by the England batsmen. Already missing Ashes-winning spearheads Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in addition to James Pattinson, the tourists were also without young Queensland quick Billy Stanlake in the 39-run one-day loss in Cardiff 24

18 May 2018 5:20 AM Wrong call: Leave cricket's toss of the coin alone

Darren Lehmann may no longer be coach of the Australian side but he could not have said it better when questioned whether the coin toss would be important heading into last year's tour of India. "We won four tosses last time we were here and lost 4-0. You've still got to play well if you win a toss," he said. While there is merit in examining whether 46

30 April 2018 9:59 AM Seven using AFL grand final to boost international cricket opener

Channel Seven will use this year's AFL grand final to leverage its debut international cricket broadcast when Australia hosts New Zealand in the first of three women's T20s at North Sydney Oval. The September 29 clash has been scheduled as an evening fixture which will be shown on Seven's main channel, directly after the completion of the AFL grand final 35

11 April 2018 12:30 AM Australia selectors look beyond exiled leaders and focus on World Cup

"This period is set to include a significant amount of limited-overs cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. For that reason, there has been a bit of a focus in this contracting period on white-ball cricket, as we look ahead to trying to win back-to-back World Cups." The announcement gives an indication as to who Hohns' 38