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11 March 2018 9:33 AM Australia itching to avenge World Cup semi-final loss to India

Australia get a chance to avenge their women's World Cup semi-final loss to India on Monday, almost eight months after their defence of the title ended in heartache. India's Harmanpreet Kaur plays a shot during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semi-final between Australia and India at County Ground in Derby, England. Most of the players who competed in the World 19

11 March 2018 8:25 AM South African officials set to face music over 'disgraceful' taunt

Port Elizabeth: Two executives who posed with spectators wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks are set to face the music from Cricket South Africa in Johannesburg on Monday as one of David Warner's former teammates labelled the attack on the opener's wife, Candice, as "disgraceful". Clive Eksteen, CSA’s head of commercial and marketing, and Altaaf Kazi, the head of communications 17

10 March 2018 3:40 PM South African sledge a tumour on the body of cricket

They have no care for her, no care for him, no care for their children, no care for the spirit of cricket, nothing. Yes. That would be for South African cricket officials, who should be better than that, to join in the “joke,” to think its funny, to pose for photos with those wearing the masks. So is Australia blameless in the whole piece? No, we bloody 20

6 March 2018 7:17 PM David Warner and Quinton de Kock charged over stairwell standoff

The more likely scenario, however, that the Australian vice-captain will avoid having to sit out the match at St George's Park and instead have three demerit points go next to his name, leaving him with a suspension hanging over his head for the next two years should he transgress again. Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine, meanwhile, hit out at claims 22

6 March 2018 7:38 AM ACT Rockets indoor cricket team search for ways to replace Vinesh Bennett

The ACT Rockets are confident they can cover the loss of experienced international Vinesh Bennett as they attempt to defend their national indoor cricket title. Represent: The ACT men's indoor cricket team, The Rockets, will depart for Brisbane on Friday for the Australian indoor men's cricket championships. Brock Winkler (left), Vinesh Bennett, Alexander 21

5 March 2018 10:33 AM Ban the bumper? Cricket's heady question needs an answer

It was plainly sickening for Abbott, the man who bowled that last ball to Phillip Hughes, to see Pucovski fall. Just as it was for Pucovski to be hit and for both their families and teammates to watch on, and for the Hughes family. Pucovski is one of the most precocious talents in the game but he has already suffered more knocks to the head than is healthy 23

5 March 2018 10:33 AM Referee charges Lyon in Australia's first-Test win

Mitchell Starc was named man of the match after capturing nine wickets. The second Test starts in Port Elizabeth on Friday, with the hosts insisting their day-four fightback is a moral victory that is cause for some confidence. ‘‘I’m really proud of our fight but just not quite good enough to beat Australia,’’ South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis 24

3 March 2018 10:16 AM Multiculturalism coursing through junior girls cricket

Retired Australian cricketer Michelle Goszko sums it up best with her catchphrase: "They say love is the universal language, but I think cricket is". So it has proven each Friday afternoon at Graf Park in Yagoona where almost 300 primary school girls from a spread of cultural backgrounds have been gathering to pursue their love of the sport. The Cricket 26

2 March 2018 7:31 AM Cricket ACT: ANU teenager Felix Ford earns Australian U15 selection

He backed it up with 27 from 37 balls against Western District-UC on day one in his first grade debut in the Cricket ACT Douglas Cup at Jamison Oval last weekend. In doing so, Ford became ANU's first In2Cricket member that has gone on to represent the club in first grade. "I wouldn't say that it has sunk in yet. I still can't believe how well it all went. Things 23

2 March 2018 6:26 AM Finch looks to strong finish for Victoria

Skipper Aaron Finch says Victoria are looking to “create something special” in their pursuit of a historic fourth consecutive Sheffield Shield title heading into their clash with New South Wales. "We were bottom of the shield table moving into the last game, if we'd lost that it was looking like it was going to be curtains for the season. So it's not so much about 26