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Prossie cricket grant - Whitsunday Times

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club Jessica Lamb

Cricket: Proserpine Junior Cricket is set to receive a funding boost and new equipment, after being awarded a CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship last Friday.

The club applied for the grant in June and on top of a commitment of two years of funding worth $2000 a year; the local association received a gazebo, cricket balls, a pop-up net, stumps and a Michael Hussey signed bat.

Proserpine Junior Cricket Association secretary Melinda Dwyer said the grant would be used to buy iPads to score training.

"It's great for the development of the kids,” she said.

"The coaching apps will help the kids and we can video them.

"Having the iPads to score means we can score in real time, people check the scores online and the kids can also check their stats.

"This will be great for our under 12s in the...


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Aussies accused of 'particularly personal' sledging - NEWS.com.au

BOB Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become “unpleasant” and that Australia’s players “need to learn to behave themselves on the field”.

Former England captain Willis is in Australia following England’s fortunes and says he is hearing that “particularly personal” remarks are being directed towards the tourists, including to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

Speaking on Sky Sports Cricket’s Ashes Debate show, Willis urged the umpires to step in if the home side’s verbals stray too far.

“I understand that the sledging on the field is getting particularly unpleasant and particularly personal, directed at one or two individuals in the England side,” he said.

“Without going into any details, one of those individuals is Bairstow — I don’t like the rumours I’m hearing about it and the Australians really do need to learn to behave themselves on the field.

“I don’t mind the odd word,...


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Shahzad banned by ICC for doping breach - cricket.com.au

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been handed a 12-month backdated ban by the International Cricket Council after pleading guilty to a anti-doping breach.

Shahzad tested positive for clenbuterol last January, a substance that is on WADA’s Prohibited List.

He had been provisionally suspended since April 26 this year and hasn't played any cricket since that date.

Shahzad's desert storm nets new world record

Having pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC's Anti-Doping Code, Shahzad's 12-month ban has been backdated to the when the sample was taken, meaning he'll be able to return to playing on January 17 next year, which is just five weeks away. 

In making the decision, the ICC accepted that Shahzad had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance, as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut.

In a statement, the ICC said: "Mr...


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Sheffield Shield report card: The Test outcasts dominating first-class cricket at the halfway mark - Fox Sports

THE Sheffield Shield season begun as a giant Ashes audition.

Five rounds have passed and now it’s time to revert to the glitz and glamour of BBL cricket before returning to the red ball format in early February.

Three rounds of posturing and performances would decide Australia’s XI for the first Test. For many, the results of these Shield matches were largely irrelevant.

All that mattered was finding out if Matthew Wade deserved to hold his position in the Test team and who would occupy the number six spot.

As the days ticked by, it became evident Wade would lose his spot. But to who? Nobody knew as gloveman around the country failed to impress.


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Maxwell follows logic on Marsh call-up - cricket.com.au

Test hopeful Glenn Maxwell says the return of Mitchell Marsh to the bowling crease was always going to put the West Australian in contention for a Magellan Ashes berth, particularly following on from his recent strong form with the bat.

Marsh was recalled to the Test squad for the third Ashes match in his native Perth, which begins next Thursday, at the expense of South Australia seamer Chadd Sayers.

The right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-hand batsman was in the Test side until finally succumbing to a nagging shoulder injury in India in March, after which he had a reconstruction and spent the winter going through rehab on the problem joint.

But a triumphant return in the JLT One-Day Cup, in which he batted brilliantly (he made 338 runs with one century and two fifties, and was out only twice) and captained WA to the title, was the beginning of a purple patch for...


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Prossie cricket grant - Whitsunday Times

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club Jessica Lamb

Cricket: Proserpine Junior Cricket is set to receive a funding boost and new equipment, after being awarded a CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship last Friday.

The club applied for the grant in June and on top of a commitment of two years of funding worth $2000 a year; the local association received a gazebo, cricket balls, a pop-up net, stumps and a Michael Hussey signed bat.

Proserpine Junior Cricket Association secretary Melinda Dwyer said the grant would be used to buy iPads to score training.

"It's great for the development of the kids,” she said.

"The coaching apps will help the kids and we can video them.

"Having the iPads to score means we can score in real time, people check the scores online and the kids can also check their stats.

"This will be great for our under 12s in the...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Prossie cricket grant - Whitsunday Times

Aussies accused of 'particularly personal' sledging - NEWS.com.au

BOB Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become “unpleasant” and that Australia’s players “need to learn to behave themselves on the field”.

Former England captain Willis is in Australia following England’s fortunes and says he is hearing that “particularly personal” remarks are being directed towards the tourists, including to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

Speaking on Sky Sports Cricket’s Ashes Debate show, Willis urged the umpires to step in if the home side’s verbals stray too far.

“I understand that the sledging on the field is getting particularly unpleasant and particularly personal, directed at one or two individuals in the England side,” he said.

“Without going into any details, one of those individuals is Bairstow — I don’t like the rumours I’m hearing about it and the Australians really do need to learn to behave themselves on the field.

“I don’t mind the odd word,...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Aussies accused of 'particularly personal' sledging - NEWS.com.au

Sheffield Shield report card: The Test outcasts dominating first-class cricket at the halfway mark - Fox Sports

THE Sheffield Shield season begun as a giant Ashes audition.

Five rounds have passed and now it’s time to revert to the glitz and glamour of BBL cricket before returning to the red ball format in early February.

Three rounds of posturing and performances would decide Australia’s XI for the first Test. For many, the results of these Shield matches were largely irrelevant.

All that mattered was finding out if Matthew Wade deserved to hold his position in the Test team and who would occupy the number six spot.

As the days ticked by, it became evident Wade would lose his spot. But to who? Nobody knew as gloveman around the country failed to impress.


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Sheffield Shield report card: The Test outcasts dominating first-class cricket at the halfway...

Prossie cricket grant - Whitsunday Times

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club

Proserpine Commonwealth bank donates $2,000 plus equipment to the local cricket club Jessica Lamb

Cricket: Proserpine Junior Cricket is set to receive a funding boost and new equipment, after being awarded a CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship last Friday.

The club applied for the grant in June and on top of a commitment of two years of funding worth $2000 a year; the local association received a gazebo, cricket balls, a pop-up net, stumps and a Michael Hussey signed bat.

Proserpine Junior Cricket Association secretary Melinda Dwyer said the grant would be used to buy iPads to score training.

"It's great for the development of the kids,” she said.

"The coaching apps will help the kids and we can video them.

"Having the iPads to score means we can score in real time, people check the scores online and the kids can also check their stats.

"This will be great for our under 12s in the...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Prossie cricket grant - Whitsunday Times

Sheffield Shield report card: The Test outcasts dominating first-class cricket at the halfway mark - Fox Sports

THE Sheffield Shield season begun as a giant Ashes audition.

Five rounds have passed and now it’s time to revert to the glitz and glamour of BBL cricket before returning to the red ball format in early February.

Three rounds of posturing and performances would decide Australia’s XI for the first Test. For many, the results of these Shield matches were largely irrelevant.

All that mattered was finding out if Matthew Wade deserved to hold his position in the Test team and who would occupy the number six spot.

As the days ticked by, it became evident Wade would lose his spot. But to who? Nobody knew as gloveman around the country failed to impress.


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Sheffield Shield report card: The Test outcasts dominating first-class cricket at the halfway...

WBBL out to capitalise on Ashes momentum

Players from the eight WBBL teams at the season three launch for the Women's Big Bash League.

The Women's Big Bash League, Australia's eight-team women's T20 tournament is back for a third season and is visiting more areas than ever before, with Canberra, Launceston, Geelong and Alice Springs all on the schedule.

Twelve matches will be screened on Network Ten with the other 47 to be streamed on Mamamia.

Ahead of the opening matches, here are some of the storylines for WBBL03.

More international stars available than the BBL

While the commitments of other national teams in this traditionally busy part of the calendar limit the amount of countries and players BBL franchises can have access to, there are no such restrictions on the WBBL.

Playing alongside all of the top Australian talent will be many of the world's highest-ranked female T20 players.

Riding on Ashes and World...


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WBBL out to capitalise on Ashes momentum

Players from the eight WBBL teams at the season three launch for the Women's Big Bash League.

The Women's Big Bash League, Australia's eight-team women's T20 tournament is back for a third season and is visiting more areas than ever before, with Canberra, Launceston, Geelong and Alice Springs all on the schedule.

Twelve matches will be screened on Network Ten with the other 47 to be streamed on Mamamia.

Ahead of the opening matches, here are some of the storylines for WBBL03.

More international stars available than the BBL

While the commitments of other national teams in this traditionally busy part of the calendar limit the amount of countries and players BBL franchises can have access to, there are no such restrictions on the WBBL.

Playing alongside all of the top Australian talent will be many of the world's highest-ranked female T20 players.

Riding on Ashes and World...


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Read more: WBBL out to capitalise on Ashes momentum

Is it time to call stumps on the WACA Ground, WA's traditional home of cricket? - ABC Local

A wide shot of the WACA Ground with spectators sitting on grass watching a ODI between Australia and South Africa under the sun.

As we prepare for the WACA Ground's Ashes swansong, it is clear the famous venue's best days are behind it. Serious doubts remain about the future of Western Australia's traditional home of cricket.

News came through this week of a fresh plan to redevelop the venue off the back of several failed ideas over the past decade.

There was the botched partnership with Ascot Capital announced in 2007, which included residential and commercial buildings being built around the ground.

It was abandoned in 2013 and cost WA cricket several million dollars.

Matthew Hayden and Steve Waugh sit in the changerooms at the WACA Ground in their Test cricket whites drinking champagne.

There was also the 2015 proposal to share the WACA Ground with the West Australian Football Commission.

The plan was to co-locate with football and have both...


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Handscomb's technique not the problem, says selector Waugh

Peter Handscomb walks off the field after being dismissed on day four of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval.
Related Story: Mitch Marsh is back, but does his recall make sense?

Peter Handscomb's technique should not be considered a defect but he needs to review footage from his successful debut Test season to regain form, according to selector Mark Waugh.

The Australian number five appears set to be spared the axe but his spot is under scrutiny after a lean start to the Ashes, having also scored just two half-centuries from this year's Test tours of India and Bangladesh.

All-rounder Mitch Marsh has been brought into the 13-man squad and could unseat Handscomb for the third Test against England in Perth starting on Thursday.

But Waugh said the Victorian has the resilience to bounce back.

"Pete's probably not in the best of form, we can all see that. But...


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Handscomb's technique not the problem, says selector Waugh

Peter Handscomb walks off the field after being dismissed on day four of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval.
Related Story: Mitch Marsh is back, but does his recall make sense?

Peter Handscomb's technique should not be considered a defect but he needs to review footage from his successful debut Test season to regain form, according to selector Mark Waugh.

The Australian number five appears set to be spared the axe but his spot is under scrutiny after a lean start to the Ashes, having also scored just two half-centuries from this year's Test tours of India and Bangladesh.

All-rounder Mitch Marsh has been brought into the 13-man squad and could unseat Handscomb for the third Test against England in Perth starting on Thursday.

But Waugh said the Victorian has the resilience to bounce back.

"Pete's probably not in the best of form, we can all see that. But...


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Stokes selected as England expect 'circus' - cricket.com.au

England coach Trevor Bayliss says he is ready for the "circus" that will accompany the arrival of Ben Stokes in Australia after the star allrounder was named in his country's squad for the forthcoming Gillette ODI Series against Steve Smith's team.

Stokes has been included in England's 16-man party on a provisional basis. The 26-year-old is currently awaiting the verdict of the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK on whether he will be charged or not for his part in a street brawl in Bristol in September that left a man with a broken eye socket.

WATCH: Footage of Stokes' alleged Bristol brawl

That incident saw Stokes arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and the England & Wales Cricket Board pull him out of the Ashes tour until the completion of the police investigation.

Both Stokes and Alex Hales, also involved in the altercation, were made "unavailable" for...


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Steve Smith to consult Australian Test cricket team on follow-on calls: Mitchell Starc - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mitchell Starc says Steve Smith will consult his bowling unit in future follow-on decisions to avoid a repeat of the captain's second Test stress in Adelaide.

Smith came under fire for not sending England in to bat again to face the swinging pink ball when the tourists trailed by 215 runs after the first innings, former vice-captain Shane Warne among those to question the call.

Steve Smith will consult with his bowlers in future. Steve Smith will consult with his bowlers in future. Photo: AAP

The skipper admitted he needed a sleeping pill as he not only tossed and turned over not giving his bowlers another crack but after also wasting two reviews and putting down two catches on a tense fourth night as England threatened to pull off an unlikely comeback victory.

While Australia ultimately completed a 120-run victory to take a 2-0 Ashes series lead, the fallout continued when Australian bowling coach David Saker publicly called Smith...


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What has cricket learnt about sledging from the Phillip Hughes ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

On November 3 last year, NSW state coroner Michael Barnes read through his 30-page finding into the death of Phillip Hughes.

The four-day hearing had been brutal. Within the first few hours, it developed into a standoff between the cricketers on the field that day at the SCG in 2014 when Hughes was felled by a bouncer and a grieving family sitting in the front row, often in tears, shaking their heads in disbelief and mouthing obscenities.

Nathan Lyon has words with England captain Joe Root during the tense second Test at the Adelaide Oval. Nathan Lyon has words with England captain Joe Root during the tense second Test at the Adelaide Oval. Photo: AAP

Ultimately, Barnes saw the incident for what it was: a tragic accident with nobody at fault. Yet he made one observation that stood above the rest.

"Hopefully, the focus on this unsavoury aspect of the incident may cause those who claim to love the game to reflect upon whether the practice of sledging is worthy of its participants,"...


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Kohli closes in on Ponting record - cricket.com.au

Australia's Steve Smith is the only man standing in the way of Indian rival Virat Kohli becoming the No.1 ranked batsman in all three forms of the game.

Kohli, ranked No.1 in T20 and ODI cricket, has moved up to No.2 in the latest Test batting rankings behind Smith after his double of 243 and 50 against Sri Lanka this week.

Aussie legend Ricky Ponting is the only man in history to have held top spot in all three forms of the game at the same time.

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Kohli's task, though, is a big one; while Smith dropped three rankings points after his double of 40 and 6 in the second Magellan Ashes Test against England, he still holds a massive 45-point lead over Kohli.

Kohli leapfrogged Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson and Joe Root in the latest rankings and only 28 points separate that quartet in positions second, third, fourth and fifth.

Sri Lanka's Dinesh...


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Stats shows why Marsh is needed - cricket.com.au

The WACA Ground's new reputation as a batting paradise has brought allrounder Mitchell Marsh to the cusp of a Test return for the third Magellan Ashes Test in Perth next week.

Once regarded as home to one of the fastest and bounciest pitches in world cricket, the WACA Ground has been a haven for batsmen in the past three years, which has convinced selectors an extra pace-bowling option might be needed for the last ever Ashes Test at the venue, starting next Thursday.

Watch all 10 England wickets to fall

Australia's four-man bowling attack will enjoy an eight-day break between Tests, but three matches in three-and-a-half weeks to finish the series and the heavy workload they will likely need to carry in Perth has brought the younger Marsh brother back into the frame.

The past three Tests in Perth - against South Africa in 2016, New Zealand in 2015 and England in 2013 -...


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