Australia

Queensland 243 (Burns 97, Neser 55, Copeland 5-74) trail New South Wales 7 for 382 (Maddinson 87, Abbott 79*, Swepson 3-97) by 139 runs A blistering 87 from Nic Maddinson put New South Wales in control of the Sheffield Shield clash in Wollongong. Maddinson smashed 11 fours and two sixes in his 63-ball innings, which
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Western Australia 355 and 3 for 115 (Short 56*) lead South Australia 201 (McInerney 51, Guthrie 4-59) by 269 runs Four wickets to 20-year-old left arm paceman Liam Guthrie put Western Australia in command of the Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at Glenelg Oval. Guthrie tore through the Redbacks top order, taking four of
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Australia’s global reputation for flakiness with the bat in difficult conditions will be in Chris Rogers‘ sights after he was formally appointed as the man to mentor the nation’s future generations of top-order players as the new high performance coach at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. Rogers, who replaces Matthew Elliott after the fellow
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Cricket South Africa has issued an apology to Cricket Australia after two CSA officials were photographed posing with fans, who were wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks at St George’s Park. Clive Eksteen, a former left-arm spinner and CSA’s head of commercial, and Altaaf Kazi, CSA’s head of media and communication, posed for a picture with
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James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has put the national team on notice to improve its on-field behaviour, after the CA board discussed the unsavoury events of the Durban Test match. While David Warner has hung on to the vice-captaincy after his ICC sanction for bringing the game into disrepute alongside Quinton de Kock,
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Queensland 8 for 146 (Hemphrey 60*, Labuschagne 23, Mackin 3-32) v Western AustraliaScorecard An unbeaten half-century from Charlie Hemphrey was the only bright spot for Queensland on another rain-affected day against Western Australia at the Gabba. Only 60 overs were possible on day two, after just 2.3 were bowled on day one. Hemphrey made 60
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann should be held accountable for encouraging David Warner’s aggressive on-field behaviour, former captain Ian Chappell has said. Smith, Lehmann and the Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine emphatically defended Warner and the way the Australian team plays, insisting the vice-captain did not enter into personal sledging of Quinton de
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New South Wales opener Ed Cowan has announced his retirement from first-class cricket following his team’s 23-run defeat against Victoria, which put them out of contention for the Sheffield Shield title. Cowan will not be part of the Blues’ final match of the season against Queensland next week. The 35-year old has 10,097 runs in
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South Australia 7 for 170 (Ferguson 51, Cooper 33, Rogers 3-45) trail Tasmania 393 (Doran 74, Wade 68, Winter 5-81) by 223 runsScorecard Three wickets from Tasmania quick Thomas Rogers put South Australia under enormous pressure on day two of the Sheffield Shield match in Hobart. Rogers ran through the Redbacks top order, knocking over
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Victoria 199 (Harris 109, O’Keefe 8-77) and 280 (Dean 106, Maxwell 33, Copeland 5-59) beat New South Wales 171 (Patterson 43, Fawad 3-32) and 285 (Hughes 59, Patterson 53, Fawad 5-94) by 23 runsScorecard Five wickets from legspinner Fawad Ahmed helped Victoria move one step closer to making a fourth successive Sheffield Shield final after
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David Warner‘s leadership role as Australia’s vice-captain has been emphatically endorsed by the coach and selector Darren Lehmann, ahead of the Cricket Australia board meeting on Friday where the events of the Durban Test match and the image they projected are sure to be discussed. As both Australia and South Africa wait to hear whether
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Tasmania 6 for 281 (Doran 74, Bailey 55, Winter 3-56) v South Australia Scorecard George Bailey goes after one Getty Images Half-centuries from Jake Doran and George Bailey helped Tasmania build a solid first-innings total on the opening day of their Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia in Hobart. Having won the toss, Tasmania slipped to
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Australia opener Cameron Bancroft believes he will reach the standard required of a Test batsman with time and experience, having shown improvement over the course of his first overseas assignment against South Africa in Durban. After walking down the track to fall cheaply to Vernon Philander on day one, 25-year-old Bancroft spoke at length with
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Australia’s vice-captain David Warner revealed a heart-to-heart conversation with his embattled opening partner Cameron Bancroft after the younger man’s swift dismissal on the first morning of the Durban Test match, in a manner that suggested a mind working overtime to find answers to the vexing questions posed at international level. Having been retained in the
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Queensland 342 & 8 for 285 dec (Labuschagne 62, Peirson 51*, Winter 3-55) beat South Australia 162 & 347 (Carey 98, Head 85, Doggett 5-77) by 118 runs Brendan Doggett finished with four wickets in the first innings Chris Hyde/Getty Images A five-wicket haul from emerging paceman Brendan Doggett helped Queensland move well clear at the
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