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 Lenny Hayes is playing plenty well enough to plough on into a 15th season next year.
Martin Blake, Sydney Sydney keeps on winning, relentlessly and impressively. You have to hand it to the top-of-the-table Swans.
Martin Blake The clubs are not perfect in rewarding their defenders, but they are at least on to it.
Martin Blake It used to be known as the 'loose man in defence'. Now it has become the 'plus-one' system.
Martin Blake Melbourne has run out of patience with Jack Watts.