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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. Signed copies of his latest cricket book Heroes of the Hour, cricket’s quintessential moments from Bradman and Lillee to Warne and Steve Smith, is available from www.cricketbooks.com.au

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No compassion in the City of Churches

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IT’S IRONIC that the City of Churches, one of Australia’s most laid-back major cities and host to the current second Ashes Test, has been host to two of cricket’s most dramatic pace onslaughts, 80 years apart, says KEN PIESSE. More »

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The heat is on for Usman Khawaja

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A FLOP in the first innings has seen more pressure being applied to Usman Khawaja. KEN PIESSE reckons he deserves more patience because he brings something special when he goes out to bat More »

Phil O’Meara still scoring runs at 66.
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One thousand games not out

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Phil O’Meara must have played at least 1,000 games of cricket. And at 66 he is still achieving, this time at the Australian Over 60s national championships in Canberra. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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Gabba is a graveyard for English visitors

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THE VENUE for the first Ashes Test, the Brisbane Cricket Ground, or The Gabba as it is more commonly known, has been an unshakeable citadel for Australian cricket since 1988, says KEN PIESSE: EVEN A DRAW IN THE First Test at The Gabba will be a massive bonus f... More »

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Aaron Finch steps into Test contention

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AARON FINCH’S progression from white-ball specialist into a genuine Test team contender will continue next week when he is named Victoria’s new captain for the must-win game against New South Wales. KEN PIESSE reports: More »

Cowdrey bats and Thommo fields
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Extras can mount up on the England Ashes tours

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SENDING an SOS back home for replacements has become commonplace on Ashes campaigns Downunder. KEN PIESSE recalls the most famous occasion when veteran Colin Cowdrey was summoned to face the chin music from Lillee and Thommo. More »