South Australia’s last crack at the WNCL finals came in 2008-2009, where they were runners up to New South Wales in a washout game. The team, the mentality, and the performances have improved out of sight since then. Continue reading Scorpions sting reaches semi-finals of the WNCL
We’re coming to the end of the first competition of the Australian domestic cricket season, and, after two seasons in operation, the applause has been evident.
While there are some pointed flaws, and sparse crowds, the TV audiences and quality of cricket that has been on show continues to grow. The decision to move the competition from Fox Sports across to free-to-air channel GEM last year paid dividends. Continue reading Cricket: Matador Cup sophomore season
There can be no denying that the depth of talent in Australian cricket is at an all-time high.
From the miserly all-rounders to the top order aggressors, it is hard to miss someone who racks up runs or takes lots of wickets. Continue reading Cricket: Australian Domestic scene: Luke Pomersbach and Aaron Finch
Hard worker? Check. Accumulator of runs? Check. Australian? Check.
Chris Rogers has toiled hard for his scores on both Australian and English surfaces. He has peeled off more than 20,000 runs at First Class level, and has an impressive 60 centuries to his name. Continue reading Cricket: More Than The Pitch: Chris Rogers
Here’s two players who have been making their mark on the state scene
Having spent four seasons in the yellow and black of the Warriors outfit, Coulter-Nile uses his 191cm to generate awkward bounce. No slouch with the bat either, Coulter-Nile hit an enormous six against the Brisbane Heat in the BBL to help secure victory in a rain-affected match. Continue reading Cricket: Players In Focus: James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile
Australian batsman Mike Hussey today announced he would retire at the end of the Australian summer from international cricket.
The 37 year old will be farewelled at the SCG for the 2013 New Year test, and will play the subsequent one-day series before bowing out from the Australian team.
The 78 test veteran (to become 79 in Sydney) told Cricket Australia that he wanted to spend more time with his family, stating that this was the primary trigger for his retirement. Continue reading Cricket: Mike Hussey ‘Mr. Cricket’ to retire this Australian summer
Overcast skies threatened throughout the whole day, but the rain never eventuated. Jayde Herrick grabbed five wickets for the Victorian Bushrangers while Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell saw Victoria home by nine wickets against Western Australia Warriors at the MCG. The game, however, did see Clint McKay go off the ground injured.
The Warriors looked shaky from the start, opening bowler Clint McKay collecting Warrior opener Liam Davis twice on the hand in the first over. Darren Pattinson followed suit with a fiery spell, and Western Australia fell to be 3-64, with Davis, Tom Triffit and Sam Whiteman back in the shed.
Continue reading Cricket: Victoria v Western Australia: Bushrangers cruise home