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Victoria 9 for 337 (Harris 103, Maxwell 60) lead South Australia 322 all out (Lehmann 103, Cooper 70, Boland 4-71) by 15 runs Marcus Harris celebrates his century Getty Images Glenn Maxwell reminded the selection chairman Trevor Hohns of his desire to stay in the Australian Test team and Marcus Harris showed flashes of brilliance in
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Tasmania 9 for 150 (Doolan 58, Feldman 4-31) and 186 lead Queensland 181 (Wildermuth 35, Bird 3-40) by 155 runs Matthew Wade brought out the paddle sweep frequently Getty Images Australia’s incumbent Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was out cheaply for the second time in the Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and Queensland at Bellerive Oval, as
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Queensland 5 for 79 (Khawaja 27, Bird 2-15) trail Tasmania 186 all out (McDermott 37, Neser 6-57) by 107 runs and five wicketsScorecard Matthew Wade brought out the paddle sweep frequently Getty Images Test incumbents Matthew Wade and Matt Renshaw both fell cheaply as ball dominated bat on day one of the Sheffield Shield match between
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New South Wales 7 for 254 (Smith 76, Starc 43) v Western AustraliaScorecard The NSW physio attends to Steven Smith Getty Images Australia’s captain Steven Smith brushed off early season batting cobwebs before Peter Nevill gave himself the chance to push for an Ashes wicketkeeping berth as New South Wales forged a competitive score after being
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South Australia 6 for 291 (Lehmann 103, Head 67, Boland 3-57) v VictoriaScorecard Jake Lehmann plays a shot on to the off side Getty Images A century of some panache by Jake Lehmann and a supporting hand by his captain Travis Head lifted South Australia to a decent first innings against Victoria on day one of
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Josh Hazlewood‘s return to fitness will mean New South Wales will field Australia’s Ashes bowling attack against Western Australia in the unassuming surrounds of Hurstville Oval from Saturday, though the tall fast man admits he would like to see some extra bowling cover in the Test squad when it is finally announced. The certainty around
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James Vince recognises that success in an Ashes series can kickstart a player’s career like few other campaigns, as he prepares to seize his “second chance” following a surprise recall to England’s Test team. Vince, 26, appeared to have been tried and discarded by England after averaging 19.27, with a highest score of 42, in
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James Pattinson may soon be flying to New Zealand for surgery unprecedented in Australian cricket history – the same procedure that helped extend the career of the former New Zealand spearhead Shane Bond, which has also been undertaken by Matt Henry. In the weeks since the 27-year-old Pattinson’s most recent breakdown with the beginnings of
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Western Australia 323 (Shaun Marsh 63, Cartwright 61, Bird 4-61, Bell 3-73) and 9 for 272 dec (Richardson 71, Coulter-Nile 52, Rainbird 3-47) beat Tasmania 231 (Doran 54, Kelly 4-58, Richardson 3-64) and 63 (Webster 33*, Coulter-Nile 3-18, Mackin 3-20) by 301 runsScorecard Nathan Coulter-Nile sends down a delivery Getty Images Western Australia’s seamers made a
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New South Wales 242 (Warner 83, Hughes 57, Sayers 4-82) and 4 for 57 (Warner 32) beat South Australia 92 (Copeland 6-24) and 206 (Weatherald 71, Starc 8-73) by 6 wicketsScorecard Mitchell Starc celebrates after bagging a three-for Getty Images Mitchell Starc marked England’s Ashes arrival with a devastating, career-best 8 for 73 for New South
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Western Australia 323 and 7 for 202 (Cartwright 38, Rainbird 3-34, Bird 2-69) lead Tasmania 231 (Doran 54, McDermott 45, Kelly 4-58, Richardson 3-30) by 294 runsScorecard Matthew Kelly eyes his target before hitting his delivery stride Getty Images Ashes aspirants Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis each made thirties to help tighten Western Australia’s grip over
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Queensland 166 (Tremain 4-36, Boland 4-43) and 311 (Khawaja 122, Boland 3-57, Tremain 3-81) beat Victoria 148 (Doggett 4-33) & 219 (Wildermuth 4-41, Neser 3-47) by 110 runsScorecard Usman Khawaja swept his way to an unbeaten 99 Chris Hyde/Getty Images Usman Khawaja‘s 122, coupled with the seven wickets taken by the pace-bowling duo of Jack Wildermuth
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Victoria 3 for 43 (Doggett 2-13) trail Queensland 166 (Khawaja 40, Tremain 4-36, Boland 4-43) by 123 runsScorecard Usman Khawaja drives into the off side Cricket Australia/Getty Images Queensland captain Usman Khawaja, who is likely to be Australia’s No. 3 batsman in the Ashes, managed only 40 as his side was dismissed for 166 at the
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Pink ball experience looms as a firm advantage for Australia in this summer’s Ashes series, but there’s one key member of Steven Smith‘s bowling attack who is yet to hurl one down in anger. Pat Cummins, one of the vaunted pace trio alongside Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, will play his first day-night first-class match
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has taken the responsibility for New South Wales’ (NSW) contentious decision to drop last season’s leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Ed Cowan, stating that he wished to see more of the younger left-hander Daniel Hughes ahead of the international season. While not an official NSW selector, Smith said he had involvement in
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David Peever, the Cricket Australia (CA) chairman, has explained that the chief executive James Sutherland was not permitted to get directly involved in this year’s pay dispute between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) until the players were unemployed because the Board felt he was too busy with other work. The dispute this year
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Team performance chief Pat Howard has put batsmen around Australia on notice that the No. 6 spot in the Ashes batting order will be decided by their performances in Sheffield Shield rounds over the next month. Howard drew parallels between the race to seal one of the few uncertain spots in Steven Smith’s Test XI
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Chris Lynn has signed a new five-year deal with the Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat. The franchise has called it “the biggest deal in BBL history”. While the exact terms of the contract are not yet known, reports suggest it could make him the BBL’s first million-dollar player. The Heat have also announced two-year
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