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GREEN TEAM SEEING RED NOW

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YOU had to see it to believe it. That was one newspaper’s take on the Melbourne Stars’ astonishing collapse in the Big Bash final, snatching defeat from the jaws of certain victory. Regrettably,I didn’t see it – and I scarcely believed it. More »

The Plastic XI’s feared pace attack: Ron “The Hound” Reed, Ian “Beefy” Botham and Australian Test player Ian “Mad Dog” Callen.
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Pop the cork – Beefy’s back!

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HE’S BEEN a familiar figure on the Melbourne cricket scene for more than 40 years but now one of the great all-rounders is putting runs on the board in another enjoyable way, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Star of the big show is a big hit

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WHEN he’s on fire, no cricket match is ever a lost cause — Chief Writer RON REED watches Glenn Maxwell do it again: GLENN Maxwell has never liked the nickname he acquired early in his colourful cricket career, The Big Show, and you don’t hear it much these day... 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 »

Glenn Maxwell in Action against the Renegades. Pic: Kathy Watt
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Overcooking the Golden Goose

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AS TEST cricket returns this week with some overdue fresh thinking, the signs are that the once immensely popular Big Bash is losing its appeal, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Welcome injection of Will power

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NOTHING excites cricket fans more than a precocious young talent being recognised and rewarded, so welcome aboard Will Pucovski, says Chief Writer RON REED More »