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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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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 »

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The best of the best

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KEN PIESSE has a timely reminder for one-eyed Steve Smith fans that Don Bradman remains in a stratosphere of his own. More »