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Ron Reed

Show BioHide BioRON REED has spent more than 50 years as a sportswriter or sports editor, mainly at The Herald and Herald Sun. He has covered just about every sport at local, national and international level, including multiple assignments at the Olympic and Commonwealth games, cricket tours, the Tour de France, America’s Cup yachting, tennis and golf majors and world title fights.

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Big stage, big job for India’s new man

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STARTING out in Test cricket is a daunting enough assignment for anyone anywhere – but doing it at the mighty MCG on Boxing Day adds another dimension to it, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Yes sir, still bowling along nicely

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THERE HAVEN’T been many more colourful and controversial – or better – cricketers than Shane Warne, and he’s still making more of an impact than most, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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By George, it could be worse, Shaun!

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TO SAY Shaun Marsh is out of form in Test cricket is beyond an understatement – but it could be, and has been, worse, writes RON REED:   SO HERE’S the good news for Shaun Marsh: Six single-figure scores in a row does not necessarily get you the sack from the A... More »

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Just call him Pat’s patsy

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VIRAT KOHLI, the world’s best batsman, is nobody’s bunny – or is he? One Australian bowler might beg to differ, says chief writer RON REED. More »

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Saluting old heroes – Bill backs a win-winner

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AN UNUSUAL new event on the Victorian flat racing calendar has proven to be a big success for a bush club that knows how to sell a good idea, writes RON REED: BILL Gibbins had only two bets at the Warrnambool races last Sunday – and backed two winners. One was... More »

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Flag honour for old Swan at last

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THERE WAS nothing Bob Skilton didn’t do in footy – except win a premiership, and now even that has been rectified to some extent, writes RON REED. More »