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 Sydney half-back Nick Malceski took centre stage in the final act of the classic.
Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?
Martin Blake For Carlton, the Waite-ing was over. Jarrad Waite made his return to a navy blue guernsey. But the waiting for a finals berth and a recovering from this cursed season is effectively over, and that...
Martin Blake This is a tale of team versus individual. Almost inevitably, the former wins. It is simple mathematics.
Martin Blake Winless Essendon picks its strongest possible squad for tomorrow's NAB Cup match against Sydney.
Martin Blake A preview of tonight's NAB Cup matches, Essendon vs Sydney and Collingwood vs Adelaide.
Martin Blake, Launceston Adam Goodes comes to Sydney's aid in his record-seting 304th game.
Martin Blake Hawthorn and Lance Franklin can breathe more easily after his report for rough play was thrown out by the match review panel.
Martin Blake and Jared Lynch Carlton coach joins a chorus of discontent about the result of the Josh Hunt hand-stepping case.