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Ken Piesse

Show BioHide BioWebsiteKEN PIESSE has covered cricket and football for more than 30 years in Melbourne. He has written, edited and published more than 70 sports books. His latest book, Favourite Cricket Yarns, is available from www.cricketbooks.com.au

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DARK DAYS OF WAR HAUNT TEST BOWLER

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Seeing so many die violently in Vietnam left Tony Dell scarred for decades. Now he is asking his old cricket buddies to rally and help him fight Post Traumatic Syndrome. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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SACK PAINE NOW, SAYS JACK POTTER

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Australia’s captain Tim Paine should be dumped immediately, as the fallout from Australia’s Test series loss to India intensifies ahead of next month’s South African campaign. KEN PIESSE reportS. More »

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TIME TO PICK PUCOVSKI

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KEN PIESSE says Australia’s makeshift top six needs to be readdressed as it looks long-term towards the planned World Test Championship final at Lord’s in mid-year, 2021. More »

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HE WAS BORN TO PLAY

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THREE time premiership player Barry Davis, the game’s purest champion, is the subject of a new limited edition biography, published by Sportshounds’ KEN PIESSE. More »

THE FROG TODAY: He suffers from breathing problems and can't do anything physical
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From MCG hero to a hermit

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FIFTY years ago Alan “Froggie” Thomson was the toast of Victorian and Australian cricket. Today he lives like a virtual hermit, beset by breathing difficulties with only his Friday morning shopping mates for company. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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The greatest match of all

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IT was the greatest Ashes innings... and maybe the greatest match ever. This epic series is tied going to Old Trafford next week. KEN PIESSE was at the amazing finish. More »

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Homage for a hero

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ENGLAND showed some true grit to force the Headingley Test into a fourth day but with the second new ball soon due, Australia remains warm favourite to win the match and regain the Ashes, says KEN PIESSE. More »

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Ashes are within our grasp

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AUSTRALIA is just 24 hours from retaining the Ashes after another extraordinary day of Test cricket triggered by the boy from Bendemeer, Josh Hazlewood. KEN PIESSE reports. More »