Martin Blake has been a senior writer for The Age since 1986 and has covered numerous AFL seasons, three cricket World Cups and various Australian cricket tours overseas, two Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games, and a plethora of other major sports events including the British Open Championship and the US Masters. He covers all sports with an emphasis on Australian football and golf.
Martin Blake LANCE Franklin's long-awaited return from a hamstring injury and illness, along with the inclusion of former captain Sam Mitchell and Josh Gibson, gives Hawthorn an imposing look for the...
Martin Blake Next Saturday, former Hawk Josh Kennedy presents arguably the biggest single threat to Hawthorn's quest for an 11th premiership.
Martin Blake Decision that appeared to cost St Kilda draw against Collingwood found to be wrong.
Martin Blake Melbourne coach Mark Neeld said today centre half-forward Jack Watts would be "in the mix" for a return to the team for tomorrow's game against Hawthorn, but would not guarantee it.
Jon Pierik, Martin Blake, Jared Lynch Umpires boss Jeff Gieschen says Eagles playing up high tackles to win free kicks.
Martin Blake, Launceston Clint Young sang the club song with his brother, and they were a happy team at Hawthorn again.
Martin Blake, Launceston Hawthorn's season back on track after Alistair Clarkson's team monsters Fremantle.
Martin Blake OK, so the most attractive game's already come and gone, in Perth last night.
Martin Blake Hawthorn, minus Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge, hammers the Bulldogs.