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21 October 2018 6:25 AM Ben Dwarshuis fits the new and old mould for PM's XI

"The Netherlands stuff never really got moving, it was something that was a possibility if I ever wanted to go down that line, but it was a bit of a long shot with it being a few generations back in my family," Dwarshuis said. "I put that on the backburner and I’m certainly focusing more on the Australian side now. I was very excited to be a part of that Twenty 5

20 October 2018 2:44 AM Gurinder Sandhu ready to bust through another barrier

If that hadn't happened, he might not have been in the position to replicate those heroics against the fourth-best one-day outfit in the world - but it did. "I’ll be looking forward to that game and it’ll be a nice little test to see where I’m at. I’ve played two of them before so it’s almost kind of a checkpoint game to see where you’re at and what you need to work on, and how much more improvement 5

19 October 2018 12:04 AM Cricket Australia's next gen headlines Prime Minister's XI

Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have been left out of South AFrica's squad as they recover from injury, while Dale Steyn has been included after his recent comeback to limited overs cricket. Wednesday, October 31: Prime Minister's XI v South Africa at Manuka Oval, 1.50pm. Tickets from Ticketek. Prime Minister's XI squad: George Bailey (c) (Tasmania), Jason 6

9 October 2018 1:52 AM Australian Open prizemoney hits $60 million

Tennis Australia also announced that the new players' pod, with its world class training, treatment and dining facilities, will be available. Entry level prices for Rod Laver Arena have been reduced to $62, and the price of a ground pass was frozen at $49 for 2019. The Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, said the government had invested 12

2 October 2018 3:27 AM George Bailey to captain Prime Minister's XI

"Over the years, the match has provided an opportunity for some of Australia’s best emerging players to test their skills against a quality international side, and I’m sure this year will be no different. "I’m looking forward to working with the players who get that chance this year, and taking on South Africa in front of a big crowd at Manuka Oval." It is expected 12

26 September 2018 12:00 PM Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far

And Mr Chair, can you be freaking serious? You, too, like Alan Jones, are now invoking the Hillsborough disaster as a possibility for the SFS? After all the other arguments have been blown away, this is the one you are left with? That tragedy, as you know, turned on an impossible number of people wanting to get into too small a space, when two standing-room-only 7

14 September 2018 7:08 AM Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion tweets

Ms Wiliamson had been represented by lawyer Kamal Farouque of Maurice Blackburn. In a statement, a spokesperson for Maurice Blackburn said: "Following ongoing discussions, Cricket Australia, Cricket Tasmania and Angela Williamson have been able to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the matter." Williamson had been in the role with Cricket Tasmania 16

31 July 2018 6:34 AM Pakistan scraps day-night Test in bid to have Australia in a spin

A year earlier, Yasir took 5-121 and 2-113 against the West Indies, a return which was said to have disappointed the PCB. Pakistan played a Test under lights at the Gabba in 2016 when they fell just short of a world record run chase. Yasir managed only three wickets. Pakistan lost last year's series 2-0 at home to Sri Lanka, something they will be desperately 36

20 July 2018 8:12 AM 'No guarantee': Andrew Barr moves says stadium deal is a long way off

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has moved to temper the "over-excitement" about the prospect of buying Canberra Stadium, warning it could be another decade before any deal with the Australian Sports Commission is finalised. The commission is considering some of its major assets as part of a plan to downsize the campus at Bruce and reshape the way the AIS is used by athletes 25

12 July 2018 11:53 AM Cheers to tears: World Cup fans react to Croatia's historic win

Nerves set in for England fans - and perhaps the team - as the Croatians levelled the score at 1-1 towards the end of the second half. For British fans, it was a feeling perhaps captured best by actor and comedian Stephen Fry: "Sad. Proud. Annoyed. Relieved. Disappointed. Unsurprised. Impressed. Vexed. Gutted. Elated. Deflated. Despondent. Encouraged 32