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12 January 2018 8:12 AM WBBL: Sixers and Thunder out for bragging rights in Sydney smash

A Sydney derby, a top-of-the-table clash, and a vital two points heading into the business end of the season. The Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers don't need any more motivation to be pumped up for their WBBL clash at the SCG on Saturday. But they've got some - bragging rights. The Thunder and Sixers are both in good form, with the Thunder leading 8

11 January 2018 10:23 PM Schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey at home against England

Teenage cricket prodigy Mackenzie Harvey says he scared even himself sometimes with how comfortable he felt against England's one-day attack in his 39-ball half century. A month after 18-year-old grade cricketer Jason Sangha scored a patient century against the visitors in Townsville, Victorian schoolboy Harvey gave England a second glimpse at Australia's 5

10 January 2018 6:58 AM BBL: James Vince happy to take break from Test pressure cooker with Sydney Thunder

"I'm staying on to play the T20, so it's a nice sort of transition for me going from Test cricket and to get back into the T20 stuff and hopefully take some form into that series," Vince said. The Sydney Thunder play the Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium on Thursday, before taking on cross-town rivals the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Saturday night 13

9 January 2018 6:30 AM No Ashes baggage for English ODI squad, says Sam Billings

Only six members of England's ODI squad played in the Ashes – Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Chris Woakes and Tom Curran. "Most of us haven't got the baggage of the Ashes so we're fresh, raring to go," Billings said. "It's a very different group, only a few players are still overlapping from the Test squad. For us, we're seeing it as a completely 11

3 January 2018 3:39 AM Big Bash League 2018: Sydney Sixers spinner Steve O'Keefe to miss rest of tournament

Steve O'Keefe's bid to return to the Australian cricket fold has been dashed by an ankle injury which will rule him out for the rest of the Big Bash League season. Scans confirmed this week that O'Keefe had avoided a broken leg when he was injured while fielding in the Sixers' narrow loss to Perth on Monday. However, a high-grade syndesmosis injury meant 19

29 December 2017 8:11 AM Being cut by Kevin Sheedy paved the way for Alex Carey's cricket career

Kevin Sheedy is the unlikely figure exerting an influence over the future of Australian wicketkeeping. Strikers Afghan recruit fires in BBL, Alyssa Healy is deadly behind the stumps in WBBL, Rohit Sharma blasts a 35 ball T20 ton, Newcastle Jets in red hot form and Messi genius on display in El Clásico. LDV Comanche has won line honours in the Sydney 25 1

26 December 2017 11:11 PM Ashes 2017-18 live: Boxing Day Test, day two, live from the MCG

What a note to finish day two on. Alastair Cook scored a crucial hundred for his own career and England's fortunes for the rest of this Ashes series. Cook is 104 not out with captain Joe Root unbeaten on 49 as England finish the day 2-192. Undoubtedly it was England's day. They knocked over Australia for 327 this morning after Steve Smith threatened 37

25 December 2017 9:46 AM Darren Lehmann to finish as Australian coach in 2019

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann plans to hand over the reins at the end of 2019, saying his current contract will be his last. "That will be it," Lehmann told Fox Sports in an interview on Christmas Day. "For me, I've had a great time and really enjoyed the role and [I'm] loving it still. The former Test batsman last year extended his contract 49

24 December 2017 12:25 AM Ashes 2017/18: Mitchell Starc out of Boxing Day Test

Mitchell Starc's Boxing Day Test curse has continued after the left-arm pace ace was ruled out due to injury on Sunday. And wicketkeeper Tim Paine has linked up with Australia's squad in Melbourne after his arrival was delayed due to personal reasons. Tasmania's Jackson Bird comes into the XI having not worn the baggy green since playing here 12 months 49

24 December 2017 12:25 AM Commonwealth Games baton lands in Brisbane

The countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is well and truly underway following the arrival of the Queen's Baton in Australia. Games ambassador and Olympic swimmer Cam McEvoy carried the baton through the Brisbane International Airport's arrivals hall on Sunday after it flew in from New Zealand. McEvoy, who will compete in the 50 metres 34