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11 October 2018 10:39 PM 'I just burst blood vessels in my lungs': Hastings' career in limbo

“What’s happened is basically I won’t be bowling this year or probably moving forward unless this situation gets sorted out and it’s just something that they can’t say, ‘Look, you’re not going to have a fatal bleed on the field or it’s not going to cause long-term damage’. “It’s pretty shattering. It’s something that I’ve come to terms with now, but over the last four or five months 11

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 15

8 October 2018 8:17 AM Twin tears: Fogarty sisters share the comeback trail

The twins both had surgery one day apart a fortnight ago and are now on the long road to recovery. "My first thought was they would take my scholarship away," Georgia said. "But my coach has been super supportive about everything, letting me go back over to the US and do my rehab over there so I’m really grateful for that. "Going through it the first 7

7 October 2018 3:57 PM Australia shake but are stirred in tough opening to Pakistan series

Recalled spinner Jon Holland claimed the late scalp of danger man Azhar Ali to pull Australia back into the game. The key wicket in the fourth-last over on Sunday left Haris Sohail (15) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (one) at the crease at stumps. Pakistan had gone to tea at 0-199 but their scoring slowed to a crawl after Nathan Lyon broke the drought 7

7 October 2018 7:36 AM Door opens for ACT Comets to produce more stars

"I know Blake Macdonald or Tom Engelbrecht are not physically playing in the Canberra competition at the moment, but they are still Canberra players," Piper said. "Tommy Engelbrecht can still thank his parents for driving up from Tuross, and Western District-UC and everything. They helped him become who he is. "That message remains constant, it’s our job just to keep on producing 13

3 October 2018 6:55 AM Sydney Thunder to strike twice at Manuka Oval in double Big Bash boost

The Sydney Thunder will strike twice at Manuka Oval this season to bolster a season being hailed as "a coming of age for Canberra as a global cricket city". The Thunder will host two BBL games and one WBBL match in Canberra this summer as the club looks to cement a place in the capital's cricket calendar. As expected, the club has struck a deal to host a second 9

28 September 2018 11:21 AM How code-hopper Kimmince fell back in love with game – for third time

That was way back in 2009, not long after Kimmince made her international debut as an 18-year-old – seemingly with a long future in the green and gold. The Kimmince of today, who will on Saturday night play for Australia in prime time to possibly the biggest local TV audience ever for the national women's team, has learned to appreciate the fickleness 6

27 September 2018 12:22 AM Unprecedented: Hazlewood, Marsh named joint Australian vice-captains

The pair were among a group of prospective leaders who were asked to state their leadership vision to the interview panel, consisting of Greg Chappell, Mark Taylor, Justin Langer, David Peever, Trevor Hohns, Michael Lloyd and Pat Howard. Hohns' selection panel then made their recommendations to the board, which ratifed the decision last week. "I’d like to congratulate 8

26 September 2018 8:39 AM Usman Qadir: I want to play for Australia

Usman Qadir has his legendary father’s blessing despite turning his back on Pakistan in the hope of playing for Australia. Qadir, 25, the son of Pakistani leg-spinning great Abdul Qadir, burst onto the Australian domestic scene on Wednesday, taking 3-50 on debut for Western Australia as the Warriors crushed Victoria by six wickets in their JLT Cup match 8

18 September 2018 5:28 AM Tom Rogers ready to back up whirlwind debut season

Now Rogers has been named in the Tasmanian squad preparing to open their domestic One-Day Cup campaign against Victoria at Townsville's Riverway Stadium on Wednesday. "The same nervous excitement is still there, but I guess you can take a little bit of comfort in being through it once before," Rogers said. "Playing in those finals was a great sign that what we were doing 9