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A New Era Begins

Finally…..finally Cricket Australia has listened to all the calls for heads to roll in the higher echelons of the selection table. With the Argus review reaching its conclusions on Thursday, it has been reported that head selector Andrew Hilditch, Greg Chappell and current coach Tim Nielsen have all no longer got their jobs. Continue reading

Reeza Hendricks – Remember the name!

The Emerging Players Tournament, currently being played in the northern states of Australia is a series between the best young cricketing talent from Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. The series, which started earlier in July, has seen a number of youngsters stake their claims for higher honours however none more so than Reeza Hendricks, the talented opening batsman from South Africa.
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Summer of Hope for Australian Cricket

From its glory days back in the early part of the century, Australian Cricket seems to have hit a crossroads. The International Men’s team is now the 5th ranked test side in the World, and faces a summer which could make things worse. On the One day front things are still quite good, despite not giving a yelp at the 2011 ICC World Cup Australia is still ranked Number 1 in the 50 over format.
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Zimbabwe return with pride, courage and… A win!

It’s hard to believe, however it’s been almost six years since Zimbabwe were last seen in Test whites on the cricket field, after internal fighting, corruption, player revolts and ultimately a series of devastating defeats left the board with no option but to activate a self-imposed exile from international cricket’s oldest format.
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The New Australian Test Team

The 15-man Australian Test squad that will be taking on Sri Lanka was announced earlier today and it had some surprises in store for us all! Of course there are the notable and well respected names of Ponting, Hussey, Watson, Haddin and the new captain Michael Clarke. However, there are the surprise selections in Beer, Copeland, Shaun Marsh, Pattinson and South Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is probably the biggest of those! Continue reading

Cricket Australia – Aiming to please!

It was in 1977 that Kerry Packer envisaged a new look for the sport of cricket, a fast paced, action filled half a day that had colour and character… A fan’s cricket if you like.
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