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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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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 »

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Aussie hopes rest on low scores

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AUSTRALIA is hoping the low scores can continue if it is to protect its 1-0 lead after a dramatic opening day’s play on a Headingley seamer, England's new sensation Jofra Archer maintaining his Lord's form with his first five-for in Test cricket. KEN PIESSE ... More »

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England produce a lethal weapon

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HISTORIC Lord's was transformed into an old time Roman Coliseum as a Jofra Archer-charged England sought an improbable Sunday afternoon victory at the home of cricket. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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Pattison might Test Poms

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JAMES Pattinson could be the wildcard in the upcoming Ashes clashes, according to Aussie captain Tim Paine. KEN PIESSE has this exclusive interview. More »

“Mad Dog” at full tilt.
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‘Mad Dog’ the one-Test wonder

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FORTY or so years ago, this weekend, Ian Callen collapsed mid-match during his first Test, the result of an adverse reaction to inoculations ahead of Australia’s 1978 tour of the Caribbean. KEN PIESSE remembers his remarkable effort to rise from his sick bed a... More »