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20 June 2018 11:54 PM Canberra action-packed summer of cricket gets even bigger

Cricket ACT have added another blockbuster fixture to its already jam-packed summer, with Manuka Oval to host a Sheffield Shield match between rivals Queensland and New South Wales in November. Canberra will also host an historic first Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka from February 1-5 at Manuka, as well as a women's Twenty20 international 5

19 June 2018 2:57 PM England triumphs despite flurry of flying insects

In Australia, we're used to seeing flocks of seagulls in the outfield at Tests, or play stop at Melbourne Park while a player gets rid of a cricket, but swarms of insects? That's what England and Tunisia's footballers had to put up with during their World Cup game. Players from both sides had no choice but to use repellent to keep the seasonal bugs - believed 6

18 June 2018 7:21 AM Sri Lanka captain to escape Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

Under the current rules, Chandimal, if found guilty, would be hit with only a level-two ban. This would involve a financial penalty, with a maximum sanction of one Test or two one-day internationals. Under the expected changes, ball tampering will become a level-three charge, meaning the top penalty could be four Tests or eight one-day internationals 9

13 June 2018 10:25 PM Fans name Optus Stadium as AFL's best venue, Fyfe as league's MVP

This time last year, Simpson had the league's second-worst approval rating, narrowly ahead of Gold Coast's Rodney Eade, who was later soon sacked. Just 51 per cent of Fremantle fans were satisfied with coach Ross Lyon, who has endured his own season from hell after a sexual harrassment claim from five years ago was revealed in the media recently 10

12 June 2018 10:34 AM ACT government haven't closed door on Canberrans using Manuka Oval

The director described Manuka as an "amazing" facility and said she wouldn't close the door on Canberra's community clubs utilising the venue moving forward. "I think it’s a balance, it’s an elite ground but we do have a lot of local content that we actually do play here both AFL as well as cricket and we’ll continue to have that relationship," Clarke 15

11 June 2018 3:18 AM Gardner plunders tour century in Aboriginal XI win against NCC team

Aboriginal XI captain Ashleigh Gardner has blasted a powerful century to lead her side to a thumping win over a National Cricket Conference team in Derby. The NSW and Australian all-rounder produced an unbeaten 129 off just 71 balls in helping her side post a mammoth 4-199 off their 20 overs. In reply the NCC team managed just 5-62 with Zoe Fleming the pick of the bowlers 11

8 June 2018 1:09 PM List of world's richest athletes is the same old story for women

Other female athletes to make the top 100 have generally been tennis players – in fact, last year eight of the top 10 female earners were tennis players. All grand slams offer equal prize money for the men's and women's draw. In 1971, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King became the first female athlete to earn $100,000 for a single season in any sport 10

6 June 2018 2:32 AM Cricket Australia CEO Sutherland announces resignation

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has stepped down from his position, continuing the period of uncertainty over the game in this country. Sutherland, who has been at the helm since 2001, made the announcement on Wednesday that he would serve out his notice period of 12 months to give the organisation time to find a suitable replacement for the long-serving 10

5 June 2018 2:10 PM Tonight I'm looking forward to Sydney's other red v blue grudge match

Tonight’s the night. I know, like me, many of you will have been looking forward to this evening for a while now. Anticipating the drama, getting dressed for the occasion, maybe raising a glass or two. Yes it’s the showdown between two great rivalries again: blue versus red. Not the maroons. I’m not talking about that annual grudge match between NSW and Queensland 5

29 May 2018 8:54 AM Smith, Warner just need to make the grade to be in World Cup frame

The World Cup could also be the last one-day tournament where two white balls are used by the fielding side in alternative overs. Ball manufacturer Kookaburra, which supplies white balls at an international level in one-day internationals and Twenty20 cricket, is aware of debate over whether it's time to revert to using one ball an innings, as was the case before 28