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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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Steve Smith will not lead again

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STEVE SMITH will never captain Australia again, even when his stiff suspension, to be announced later today, is known, KEN PIESSE reports from Johannesburg. More »

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Axe to swing after Test debacle

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AUSTRALIA’S crushing 322-run defeat and the suspension of Steve Smith will trigger widespread change to the XI next week in Johannesburg, as KEN PIESSE reports from Cape Town. More »

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Smith and Warner forced to step down

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KEN PIESSE reports from Cape Town on the ongoing drama on and off the field in the Third Test: AUSTRALIAN captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been forced from their leadership positions over the ball tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith ... More »

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Skipper Steve Smith leads a day of shame

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AUSTRALIAN cricket today faces its most damaging scandal since the infamous underarm incident 37 years ago, with Test captain Steve Smith admitting he and other senior team members deliberately planned and carried out ball tampering on the third day of the mat... More »

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Aussies look very average against pace

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USMAN Khawaja: average 20. Steve Smith: 27. David Warner: 37. There tells the story of Australia's failure to compete against the South Africans in mid series. KEN PIESSE reports from Cape Town. More »

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Tigers can go back to back

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SPORTSHOUNDS has issued the challenge to its footy writers: list the final AFL Ladder for 2018, the Premiers and the Brownlow winner. KEN PIESSE sees more yellow and black dancing out on the MCG in September: More »

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An innings to cheer from a worthy opponent

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A B de Villiers 22nd Test century at the weekend was a popular milestone among even the Aussies supporters dismayed at the over-the-top on field behavior of their team in Kingsmead. KEN PIESSE reports: CALL ME unpatriotic or even un-Australian, but I for one l... More »