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WATCH: Steve Smith out for a buggering duck in Sheffield Shield

England tried and failed to remove Steve Smith for a score of less than several million runs throughout the Ashes, but Queensland’s Cameron Gannon has shown them how it’s done, casually knocking over the Best Since Bradman for...

Healy breaks Twenty20 batting record in Sri Lanka blitz

Australia Australia opener Alyssa Healy smacked the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20 internationals as her unbeaten century led to a thumping 132-run win over Sri Lanka. Healy smashed 19 fours and seven sixes in her 148 not...

Hales signs on for Big Bash stint with Sydney Thunder

Big Bash League Out-of-favour England batsman Alex Hales is set for a fourth stint in Australia’s Big Bash League this winter after signing for Sydney Thunder. Hales lost his white-ball central contract last month after being dropped from...

Which of Stuart Broad’s seven David Warner dismissals was the most enjoyable?

Alex Bowden Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner seven times in the 2019 Ashes. Each and every dismissal was of course hugely enjoyable – because who doesn’t love watching David Warner lose his wicket? – but which one...

Steve Smith, Tim Paine quantify Australia’s Ashes achievement

Australia Ashes-winning captain Tim Paine and player of the series Steve Smith reflected upon a disappointing defeat for Australia in the fifth and final Test of the series, but spoke jubilantly about the their country’s retention of...

England plan to get Smith pays off at just 1143rd attempt

Dave Tickner Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes… the dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, Steve Smith missing a straight one. After 1142 balls, it finally happened. After 1142 balls...

Australia get most things wrong, England still obligingly collapse to 226/8

Dave Tickner Australia got their team wrong. Australia got the toss wrong. Australia got DRS wrong. Australia got their front foot wrong. Australia got the fielding and a great deal of the bowling wrong. England were 103/1. And...

Broad meddles with fabric of space and time as Starc finds his mojo

Dave Tickner Regular readers will know we are slightly obsessed with Stuart Broad. He is an astonishing cricketer with an extraordinary range of comedy bits at his disposal and, less importantly, 461 Test wickets. The fourth morning at...

Smith, Marnus and Broad provide reassuring familiarity on a weird and windy day

Dave Tickner Cricket is the greatest sport there is. It is also the silliest. The opening day at Old Trafford had a little bit of the former and a great deal of the latter. There was an odd...

Steve Waugh rejoins Australia as mentor ahead of Old Trafford Test

News Steve Waugh has rejoined Australia as a mentor ahead of the fourth Ashes Test match at Old Trafford. The former Aussie captain spent the first month of the Ashes tour with the Australia side but travelled home...

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Manchester United explain Dean Henderson pre season tour squad decision

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he debated whether to include goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the Asian leg of Manchester United's pre-season tour. Solskjaer revealed on Tuesday...

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