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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 8

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 8

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 14

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 27

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 27

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' 24

4 April 2018 9:20 AM Smith and Bancroft accept bans for ball tampering crisis

The move will also improve any hopes Smith has of regaining the captaincy, having been banned from holding an official leadership position for two years. His prospects of returning to the helm are "conditional on acceptance by fans and the public, form and authority among the playing group", CA said last week when imposing the sanctions. A day after 25

29 March 2018 11:00 PM Why I have sympathy for Smith and Bancroft, but not Warner

This Australia team have disintegrated completely in less than a week. The captain, vice-captain, opening batsman and coach have all gone in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, and it is right that they have. What has happened to Australia - a side who were being treated as heroes by their own public just a couple of months ago after they won the Ashes 27

28 March 2018 11:23 AM Smith and Warner receive 12-month bans, Bancroft nine months

Combined with lost earnings from playing for Australia, Smith and Warner will now miss out on a staggering sum of upwards of $4 million each over the next 12 months, not taking into account lost sponsorships. CA chief executive James Sutherland met with the players in their hotel in the city's Sandton district on Wednesday morning to tell them their 22

27 March 2018 9:19 AM No fear: Renshaw's surreal second chance

‘‘It’s going to be tough but I go over there with no fear and just enjoy the challenge that’s going over. I’ve played them last year on debut, so I have some idea what’s coming,’’ Renshaw said. It caps a remarkable return to the national side for the 21-year-old, who will turn 22 in transit. He was dropped at the start of the Ashes summer and replaced 20