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England to keep faith with Ashes battlers - cricket.com.au

Despite ultimately failing in their quest to pull off what would have been one of the greatest Ashes wins of all-time, England look set to keep faith with the same XI who lost in Adelaide for next week's third Test in Perth.

Steve Smith and his Australian team will be confident of wrapping up the victory they need to regain the urn at the WACA – a ground where England have not won since 1978 – after their 120-run win in the second Test saw them take a 2-0 lead in this Magellan Ashes series.

Match wrap: Australia win topsy-turvy second Test

However, the tourists will not be panicked into making changes for Perth after they displayed encouraging signs in coming back to push Australia closer than anyone expected in Adelaide.

That, of course, cannot mask the paucity of their performance for the majority of the first three days.

But the promise shown by Chris Woakes, whose...


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'I won the Test': Smith sticks to his guns over no-follow-on call

Steve Smith shakes Joe Root's hand
Related Story: Australia blitzes England to complete Adelaide win and take 2-0 Ashes lead
Related Story: As it happened: Australia goes 2-0 up in Ashes series with Adelaide victory

Australia leads the Ashes series 2-0 after two Tests, and still Steve Smith can't escape questions over his decision not to enforce the follow-on.

Smith's contentious decision not to put the boot on the visitors' collective neck by calling for the follow-on under lights on day three looked like it might come back to bite Australia when Joe Root led a stern but ultimately futile resistance that had England in sight of an unlikely victory.

But Smith insisted his decision was justified by the result, saying factors of bowler fatigue and even picking the right ball at...


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LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Half centuries from Travis Head and Callum Ferguson have helped South Australia build a solid platform as they seek to set a Queensland a run chase on the final day of the JLT Sheffield Shield match in Cairns.

South Australia are 4-171, holding a lead of 267 following the morning session at Cazaly's Stadium.

Resuming at 2-59 and with a lead of 155 runs, South Australia got through the first hour without losing a wicket before captain Head was dismissed for 65 having scored a first-innings century.

Ferguson then succumbed to the part-time spin of Marnus Labuschagne for 59 just before lunch.

Jake Lehmann on 25 and Tom Cooper on two are the not out batsman with a declaration likely in the middle session.

Queensland declared during the final session on Tuesday at 5-389, with their innings built around a career-best 202 not out from opener Joe Burns.

Day three report

A maiden double...


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Australia blitzes England to complete Adelaide win and take 2-0 Ashes lead

Josh Hazlewood jumps in the air as he is about to give Steve Smith a high five after dismissing Joe Root.
Related Story: As it happened: Australia goes 2-0 up in Ashes series with Adelaide victory

Australia has completed a 120-run victory over England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on a day five that failed to live up to its monumental promise.

The threat of an historic England win had evaporated within the first 15 minutes of the final day's play, when both Chris Woakes and England's great hope Joe Root had been dismissed by Josh Hazlewood.

From there, England's resistance was merely token with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon running through the remainder of the tourists' line up to bowl them out for 233 and secure a 2-0 series lead.

Josh Hazlewood pumps his fist after dismissing Chris Woakes on day five of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Having fought bravely to reach 4-176 at stumps on...


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Mitch Marsh added to Perth Test squad, a chance for Ashes return

Mitchell Marsh celebrates Shield century for WA
Related Story: Australia blitzes England to complete Adelaide win and take 2-0 Ashes lead

Mitch Marsh could join brother Shaun in the Australian Test team for the third Ashes match in Perth, having been recalled to the 13-man squad.

All-rounder Marsh has been brought in as a replacement for South Australian Chadd Sayers, who was an unused squad member through the first two Tests and is still yet to debut.

Marsh has not played for Australia since undergoing shoulder surgery at the beginning of the year, but has been in excellent form for Western Australia and has recently begun bowling again.

The Australian selectors seemingly want some extra bowling cover for what has become a batsman's pitch in Perth, though Marsh's batting form has stood out so far...


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Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

There are two ways sporting codes fight for government money.

The first involves recalcitrance, belligerence, testosterone-driven brinkmanship and incessant and increasingly shrill bullyboy tactics.

Let’s call that the WA Football Commission approach.

Then there is the quiet diplomacy of the WA Cricket Association. It wants a chunk of taxpayer money to renovate the WACA Ground and safeguard the future of a cherished type of long-form sport.

It has watched the public fight between the WAFC and the State Government over funding and the move to Perth Stadium — and wants none of it.

Instead, association chief executive Christina Matthews is talking quietly to politicians and coming up with ways to show governments that the WACA is not just sitting back waiting for a $150 million handout.

Graeme Wood, Glen Jakovich, Jamie Harnwell and Matt Fuller all remember their fondest memories at...


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LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Half centuries from Travis Head and Callum Ferguson have helped South Australia build a solid platform as they seek to set a Queensland a run chase on the final day of the JLT Sheffield Shield match in Cairns.

South Australia are 4-171, holding a lead of 267 following the morning session at Cazaly's Stadium.

Resuming at 2-59 and with a lead of 155 runs, South Australia got through the first hour without losing a wicket before captain Head was dismissed for 65 having scored a first-innings century.

Ferguson then succumbed to the part-time spin of Marnus Labuschagne for 59 just before lunch.

Jake Lehmann on 25 and Tom Cooper on two are the not out batsman with a declaration likely in the middle session.

Queensland declared during the final session on Tuesday at 5-389, with their innings built around a career-best 202 not out from opener Joe Burns.

Day three report

A maiden double...


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Read more: LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Half centuries from Travis Head and Callum Ferguson have helped South Australia build a solid platform as they seek to set a Queensland a run chase on the final day of the JLT Sheffield Shield match in Cairns.

South Australia are 4-171, holding a lead of 267 following the morning session at Cazaly's Stadium.

Resuming at 2-59 and with a lead of 155 runs, South Australia got through the first hour without losing a wicket before captain Head was dismissed for 65 having scored a first-innings century.

Ferguson then succumbed to the part-time spin of Marnus Labuschagne for 59 just before lunch.

Jake Lehmann on 25 and Tom Cooper on two are the not out batsman with a declaration likely in the middle session.

Queensland declared during the final session on Tuesday at 5-389, with their innings built around a career-best 202 not out from opener Joe Burns.

Day three report

A maiden double...


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Read more: LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

There are two ways sporting codes fight for government money.

The first involves recalcitrance, belligerence, testosterone-driven brinkmanship and incessant and increasingly shrill bullyboy tactics.

Let’s call that the WA Football Commission approach.

Then there is the quiet diplomacy of the WA Cricket Association. It wants a chunk of taxpayer money to renovate the WACA Ground and safeguard the future of a cherished type of long-form sport.

It has watched the public fight between the WAFC and the State Government over funding and the move to Perth Stadium — and wants none of it.

Instead, association chief executive Christina Matthews is talking quietly to politicians and coming up with ways to show governments that the WACA is not just sitting back waiting for a $150 million handout.

Graeme Wood, Glen Jakovich, Jamie Harnwell and Matt Fuller all remember their fondest memories at...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

There are two ways sporting codes fight for government money.

The first involves recalcitrance, belligerence, testosterone-driven brinkmanship and incessant and increasingly shrill bullyboy tactics.

Let’s call that the WA Football Commission approach.

Then there is the quiet diplomacy of the WA Cricket Association. It wants a chunk of taxpayer money to renovate the WACA Ground and safeguard the future of a cherished type of long-form sport.

It has watched the public fight between the WAFC and the State Government over funding and the move to Perth Stadium — and wants none of it.

Instead, association chief executive Christina Matthews is talking quietly to politicians and coming up with ways to show governments that the WACA is not just sitting back waiting for a $150 million handout.

Graeme Wood, Glen Jakovich, Jamie Harnwell and Matt Fuller all remember their fondest memories at...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England at Richardson Park - Community Newspaper Group

THREE talented West Aussies will get the chance to take on England as part of the Cricket Australia XI at Richardson Park this weekend.

South Perth product Alex Bevilaqua will get to play on home turf alongside Bayswater Morley keeper Josh Philippe and Joondalup’s Clint Hinchliffe.

The 12-player squad will be coached by National Specialist Skills Program spin coach and Queensland Bulls assistant coach John Davison with assistance from former Australia opener Chris Rogers.

Cricket Australia national talent manager and national selector Greg Chappell said they wanted to field as strong a side as possible, so it was pleasing to have a number of players involved with first-class and domestic one-day experience.

“On the batting front, Travis Dean and Jake Doran both have first-class hundreds to their name, while a number of up-and-coming players such as Clint Hinchliffe and Jake Winter...


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Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Tasmania have wrapped up a dominant Sheffield Shield victory with their Jackson Bird-led pace battery bowling out NSW twice inside five sessions at Bellerive Oval.

The ladder-leading Blues were dismissed for 184 in their second innings after lunch on day four as the Tigers claimed an upset ten-wicket win.

Fringe Test quick Bird took seven wickets for the match to keep his name in the minds of national selectors.

Resuming at 2-50 on Wednesday morning, NSW lost six wickets in an extended opening session.

Bird (4-34) found edges from Nic Maddinson and Ed Cowan to start the collapse.

He was ably assisted by young quicks Tom Rogers (3-32) and Sam Rainbird (2-30) as NSW crumbled to 8-124 at lunch.

Former Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (70) offered the only resistance in a 90-minute stand with tailender Doug Bollinger as the pair soaked up time with rain approaching.

Nevill's...


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Read more: Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

There are two ways sporting codes fight for government money.

The first involves recalcitrance, belligerence, testosterone-driven brinkmanship and incessant and increasingly shrill bullyboy tactics.

Let’s call that the WA Football Commission approach.

Then there is the quiet diplomacy of the WA Cricket Association. It wants a chunk of taxpayer money to renovate the WACA Ground and safeguard the future of a cherished type of long-form sport.

It has watched the public fight between the WAFC and the State Government over funding and the move to Perth Stadium — and wants none of it.

Instead, association chief executive Christina Matthews is talking quietly to politicians and coming up with ways to show governments that the WACA is not just sitting back waiting for a $150 million handout.

Graeme Wood, Glen Jakovich, Jamie Harnwell and Matt Fuller all remember their fondest memories at...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Formidable force behind WA Cricket Foundation backs $150m WACA oval revamp - The West Australian

LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Half centuries from Travis Head and Callum Ferguson have helped South Australia build a solid platform as they seek to set a Queensland a run chase on the final day of the JLT Sheffield Shield match in Cairns.

South Australia are 4-171, holding a lead of 267 following the morning session at Cazaly's Stadium.

Resuming at 2-59 and with a lead of 155 runs, South Australia got through the first hour without losing a wicket before captain Head was dismissed for 65 having scored a first-innings century.

Ferguson then succumbed to the part-time spin of Marnus Labuschagne for 59 just before lunch.

Jake Lehmann on 25 and Tom Cooper on two are the not out batsman with a declaration likely in the middle session.

Queensland declared during the final session on Tuesday at 5-389, with their innings built around a career-best 202 not out from opener Joe Burns.

Day three report

A maiden double...


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Read more: LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England at Richardson Park - Community Newspaper Group

THREE talented West Aussies will get the chance to take on England as part of the Cricket Australia XI at Richardson Park this weekend.

South Perth product Alex Bevilaqua will get to play on home turf alongside Bayswater Morley keeper Josh Philippe and Joondalup’s Clint Hinchliffe.

The 12-player squad will be coached by National Specialist Skills Program spin coach and Queensland Bulls assistant coach John Davison with assistance from former Australia opener Chris Rogers.

Cricket Australia national talent manager and national selector Greg Chappell said they wanted to field as strong a side as possible, so it was pleasing to have a number of players involved with first-class and domestic one-day experience.

“On the batting front, Travis Dean and Jake Doran both have first-class hundreds to their name, while a number of up-and-coming players such as Clint Hinchliffe and Jake Winter...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England...

LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Half centuries from Travis Head and Callum Ferguson have helped South Australia build a solid platform as they seek to set a Queensland a run chase on the final day of the JLT Sheffield Shield match in Cairns.

South Australia are 4-171, holding a lead of 267 following the morning session at Cazaly's Stadium.

Resuming at 2-59 and with a lead of 155 runs, South Australia got through the first hour without losing a wicket before captain Head was dismissed for 65 having scored a first-innings century.

Ferguson then succumbed to the part-time spin of Marnus Labuschagne for 59 just before lunch.

Jake Lehmann on 25 and Tom Cooper on two are the not out batsman with a declaration likely in the middle session.

Queensland declared during the final session on Tuesday at 5-389, with their innings built around a career-best 202 not out from opener Joe Burns.

Day three report

A maiden double...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: LIVE: Redbacks build in Cairns - cricket.com.au

Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Tasmania have wrapped up a dominant Sheffield Shield victory with their Jackson Bird-led pace battery bowling out NSW twice inside five sessions at Bellerive Oval.

The ladder-leading Blues were dismissed for 184 in their second innings after lunch on day four as the Tigers claimed an upset ten-wicket win.

Fringe Test quick Bird took seven wickets for the match to keep his name in the minds of national selectors.

Resuming at 2-50 on Wednesday morning, NSW lost six wickets in an extended opening session.

Bird (4-34) found edges from Nic Maddinson and Ed Cowan to start the collapse.

He was ably assisted by young quicks Tom Rogers (3-32) and Sam Rainbird (2-30) as NSW crumbled to 8-124 at lunch.

Former Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (70) offered the only resistance in a 90-minute stand with tailender Doug Bollinger as the pair soaked up time with rain approaching.

Nevill's...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England at Richardson Park - Community Newspaper Group

THREE talented West Aussies will get the chance to take on England as part of the Cricket Australia XI at Richardson Park this weekend.

South Perth product Alex Bevilaqua will get to play on home turf alongside Bayswater Morley keeper Josh Philippe and Joondalup’s Clint Hinchliffe.

The 12-player squad will be coached by National Specialist Skills Program spin coach and Queensland Bulls assistant coach John Davison with assistance from former Australia opener Chris Rogers.

Cricket Australia national talent manager and national selector Greg Chappell said they wanted to field as strong a side as possible, so it was pleasing to have a number of players involved with first-class and domestic one-day experience.

“On the batting front, Travis Dean and Jake Doran both have first-class hundreds to their name, while a number of up-and-coming players such as Clint Hinchliffe and Jake Winter...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England...

Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Tasmania have wrapped up a dominant Sheffield Shield victory with their Jackson Bird-led pace battery bowling out NSW twice inside five sessions at Bellerive Oval.

The ladder-leading Blues were dismissed for 184 in their second innings after lunch on day four as the Tigers claimed an upset ten-wicket win.

Fringe Test quick Bird took seven wickets for the match to keep his name in the minds of national selectors.

Resuming at 2-50 on Wednesday morning, NSW lost six wickets in an extended opening session.

Bird (4-34) found edges from Nic Maddinson and Ed Cowan to start the collapse.

He was ably assisted by young quicks Tom Rogers (3-32) and Sam Rainbird (2-30) as NSW crumbled to 8-124 at lunch.

Former Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (70) offered the only resistance in a 90-minute stand with tailender Doug Bollinger as the pair soaked up time with rain approaching.

Nevill's...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Tigers complete emphatic victory - cricket.com.au

Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England at Richardson Park - Community Newspaper Group

THREE talented West Aussies will get the chance to take on England as part of the Cricket Australia XI at Richardson Park this weekend.

South Perth product Alex Bevilaqua will get to play on home turf alongside Bayswater Morley keeper Josh Philippe and Joondalup’s Clint Hinchliffe.

The 12-player squad will be coached by National Specialist Skills Program spin coach and Queensland Bulls assistant coach John Davison with assistance from former Australia opener Chris Rogers.

Cricket Australia national talent manager and national selector Greg Chappell said they wanted to field as strong a side as possible, so it was pleasing to have a number of players involved with first-class and domestic one-day experience.

“On the batting front, Travis Dean and Jake Doran both have first-class hundreds to their name, while a number of up-and-coming players such as Clint Hinchliffe and Jake Winter...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Cricket: South Perth's Bevilaqua heads trio of WA players in Cricket Australia XI to face England...

 

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