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“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 »

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A Test right out of the box

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THE Boxing Day Test is always a favourite with the players. It’s their Grand Final, the match they love to dominate. KEN PIESSE speaks with four golden oldies who did just that. More »

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Captain Paine eases our pain

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AUSTRALIA’S win in Perth is no one-off, says cricket writer KEN PIESSE.  Tim Paine’s team can go all the way and win the series from here. More »

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Spin king threatens the Aussie lefties

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As Australia ponders the make-up of its top six for the first Test in Adelaide, KEN PIESSE sounds a warning that too many left-handers could spell gloom and doom, especially with R. Ashwin in the opposition dressing room. More »