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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Age just a number for new Test centurion Adam Voges after years of graft

Chris Barrett The 35-year-old's hundred on debut gives hope to dozens of others ploughing away on the state scene.

West Indies vs Australia: Adam Voges becomes oldest batsman to score Test hundred on debut

Adam Voges of Australia.

Chris Barrett He had to endure an age before finally being given a chance, but the wait has been worth it for Adam Voges. 

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Cricket: Has West Indian leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo delivered the Ball of the (21st) Century?

On fire ... Devendra Bishoo of West Indies has ripped through Australia's top order batsmen in a brilliant display of leg-spin bowling during day two of the First Test match in Roseau, Dominica.

Chris Barrett Devendra Bishoo deceived Brad Haddin with a wonder ball of his own on the 22nd anniversary of Warne's bamboozling of Gatting.

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Michael Clarke screamer the highlight as Australia rediscovers mojo in field against West Indies

Screamer: Adam Voges takes a catch to dismiss Jerome Taylor.

Chris Barrett Mark Waugh, the tour selector in the Caribbean and about as good a fielder as there ever was, could only have looked on with pride at Australia's catching in Dominica.

Josh Hazlewood: Competition for fast bowling places will drive us in Ashes

McGrath-like: Josh Hazlewood ripped apart the West Indies top order.

Chris Barrett With Ryan Harris returning to the mix in England, Australia's fast bowlers face stiff competition for places.

Australian quicks dismantle West Indies but late wickets remove gloss

Wobbles:  Australian skipper Michael Clarke walks after being caught behind.

Chris Barrett Australia were in command of the first Test but after losing a trio of late wickets gave the West Indies hope.

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Adam Voges makes Test debut against West Indies, Fawad Ahmed misses out

Adam Voges (right) is congratulated by teammate Shane Watson on his Test debut.

Chris Barrett More than a decade after his arrival on the Australian interstate scene, Adam Voges has finally gained a Test berth for the first of two matches against the West Indies.

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Cricket Australia to roll out new concussion policy across country this summer

Safety first: Australian opener Chris Rogers gets the word from team doctor Peter Brukner that he won't be playing in the first Test.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia will this summer introduce an updated policy on concussion across all matches sanctioned by the governing body that will replicate the action taken in the Caribbean when Chris...

Australia expect England to play with more freedom under Trevor Bayliss

Nathan Lyon.

Chris Barrett The Australians are still digesting the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England coach.

Adam Voges set for Australian Test debut as Fawad Ahmed's chances drift

Ready to step up: Australian batsman Adam Voges is poised to make his Test debut at the age of 35.

Chris Barrett Australia are set to hand out a baggy green cap on Wednesday, but the recipient may not be who you thought.

Australia demonstrates hardline stance on concussion by standing down Chris Rogers

Safety first: Australian opener Chris Rogers gets the word from team doctor Peter Brukner that he won't be playing in the first Test.

Chris Barrett If any further evidence was needed to spell out the new world Australia's cricketers are living in since the terrible events of last November then it arrived loud and clear here.

Australian opener Chris Rogers ruled out of first Test against West Indies due to concussion

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Shaun Marsh of Australia speaks with Mark Waugh, Australian selector during an Australian nets session at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

Nathan Lyon closes in on record as Australia's top off-spinner

Record chase: Nathan Lyon could soon officially be Australia's most prolific off-spinner.

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is within range of a major milestone in this week's first Test against the West Indies.

Cricket: Fawad Ahmed knows he will be judged on performance not prayer time

Ready to rock: Fawad Ahmed in Roseau, Dominica.

Chris Barrett Fawad Ahmed concedes he will be judged by the public on how he bowls, not his remarkable journey to this point, when he makes his Test debut for Australia.

Fawad Ahmed draws inspiration from family reunion ahead of likely Test debut

Target: Fawad Ahmed is mentally relaxed and ready to play Test cricket.

Chris Barrett A Test debut for Fawad Ahmed against the West Indies next week would be the culmination of a remarkable journey but it has not come without sacrifice.

Shane Watson puts family first but hopes to fly to West Indies for first Test

On the ball: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has a lot on his plate with a new baby on the way.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson will potentially place his Test future in jeopardy if he misses the first match of the upcoming series against the West Indies but makes no apologies for putting his family first.

Sydney Thunder turn down approach to sign reformed spot-fixer Mohammad Amir

No thanks: Mohammad Amir earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney Thunder have passed on a proposal that could have seen Mohammad Amir, the former Pakistan fast bowling sensation who was banned for five years for spot fixing, make his return to the elite...

Cricket Australia and players' union in pitched battle over future of women's game

Not covered by agreement: Ellyse Perry.

Chris Barrett The governing body is opposing a push for female cricketers to have their own workplace agreement.

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Phillip Hughes death: Cricket Australia announces independent inquiry

Phillip Hughes.

Chris Barrett A leading QC will lead an investigation into the tragic events at the SCG last November

Cricketers offered multi-year deals to combat rebel league threat

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia has reacted to the rebel threat by offering its top players two-year contracts.

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