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No compassion in the City of Churches

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IT’S IRONIC that the City of Churches, one of Australia’s most laid-back major cities and host to the current second Ashes Test, has been host to two of cricket’s most dramatic pace onslaughts, 80 years apart, says KEN PIESSE. More »

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The heat is on for Usman Khawaja

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A FLOP in the first innings has seen more pressure being applied to Usman Khawaja. KEN PIESSE reckons he deserves more patience because he brings something special when he goes out to bat More »

Phil O’Meara still scoring runs at 66.
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One thousand games not out

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Phil O’Meara must have played at least 1,000 games of cricket. And at 66 he is still achieving, this time at the Australian Over 60s national championships in Canberra. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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Aaron Finch steps into Test contention

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AARON FINCH’S progression from white-ball specialist into a genuine Test team contender will continue next week when he is named Victoria’s new captain for the must-win game against New South Wales. KEN PIESSE reports: More »

Cowdrey bats and Thommo fields
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Extras can mount up on the England Ashes tours

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SENDING an SOS back home for replacements has become commonplace on Ashes campaigns Downunder. KEN PIESSE recalls the most famous occasion when veteran Colin Cowdrey was summoned to face the chin music from Lillee and Thommo. More »

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Battle on for Test batting slot

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THE START of the Sheffield Shield is good news for Glenn Maxwell as he looks to ward off the challengers for his Test No.6 batting berth. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

Tony Lockett leaves the SCG.
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Look out, here comes Lockett!

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TONY LOCKETT — the legendary St Kilda and Sydney full-forward will be one of eight new inductees to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame on October 14. More »