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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 4

11 October 2018 9:00 AM The slotholders behind The Everest field

Backed by Greg Ingham, the slotholder used to race quirky cult hero Chautauqua, which finished fourth in last year's race and was retired only last month after refusing to leave the gates in barrier trials on several occasions. Emerging breeding and racing giant which boasts properties in both NSW and Queensland, wholly owned by the Hong Kong-based Fung family 17

9 October 2018 7:34 AM Larkin double century has Comets in complete control

Opening batsman Nicholas Larkin has scored a double century to put the ACT/NSW Country Comets in complete control of their Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Larkin was finally dismissed for 205 and the Comets finished the second day at 3-491 - a whopping 372 ahead of the Banana Benders. Jay Lenton (44 not out) and Blake 13

8 October 2018 7:15 AM Comets in commanding position against Queensland

The ACT/NSW Country Comets are in a commanding position at the end of the opening day of their Futures League clash against Queensland. They skittled Queensland for just 119, with former Australian quick Trent Copeland leading the way with 3-27, and then cruised to 0-161 at stumps to already hold a 42-run first-innings lead at Manuka Oval on Monday 11

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 15

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 6:48 AM Pierata out to fulfil Epsom dreams

Pierata has arrived at the race – Saturday’s Epsom Handicap at Randwick – that he was always going to target. It is the race his owners have dreamed of, but the road to Epsom glory has included a dead end and a few twists and turns. There was the lure of the biggest challenge of all, The Everest. But to climb that mountain would have cost up to $300,000 plus shares 9

21 September 2018 7:12 AM ACT Meteors slip behind WNCL eight ball

"Our bowlers did a really good job to make them bat for 46 overs but our batters have got to be accountable," Allsopp said. "They’re professional cricketers and there’s batters who aren’t doing their job. We’ve got to turn it around really quickly before Sunday. "Anna came up knowing she was going to be our No. 3. We know Anna can bat for a long time and control 15

11 September 2018 8:25 AM Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging

Australian cricket coach Justin Langer is confident there are enough emerging leaders ready to help skipper Tim Paine through what shapes as a tough summer. Cricket Australia opted to not unveil a vice-captain among the 15-man squad chosen on Tuesday for next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Paine will captain the side in his first 28

10 September 2018 6:27 AM NFL seeks talent in Melbourne

The NFL is coming to Melbourne. No, there won’t be any games played. But Victorian athletes thinking they might have what it takes to make it in the United States will have the chance to show their ability with the NFL to hold a regional testing day in Melbourne this Saturday. The session, to be held at Camberwell Grammar, is one of seven try-out days ahead 24