Greg Baum Ken Barrington was everything to England: Test batsman with an average of 58, selector, manager, unofficial coach in a time before coaches, confidant and mentor.
Greg Baum So, Australian captain Brad Haddin wins the toss and puts India in to bat on a green pitch at the Gabba next Thursday, and Mitch Johnson is at the top of his run-up, the new ball's lacquer glinting...
Greg Baum RIP Phillip Hughes. Those have to be the saddest words ever written in the name of cricket. This has to be cricket's saddest day.
Greg Baum In Barbados in 1981, supremely obstinate English opener Geoff Boycott faced, without flinching, reputedly the fastest over ever bowled, delivered by Michael Holding, nicknamed Whispering Death.
Greg Baum Phil Hughes already was a star-crossed cricketer. From a banana farm in northern NSW, he came to big-time cricket with a technique as rustic as his back story, but a knack of making runs.
Greg Baum Concerning Cricket Australia and the country's Test captain, who still rejoices in the nickname Pup, it is sometimes hard to know what is tail and what is dog, let alone which is wagging which.
Greg Baum At the lowest point in the history of the Moree Boomerangs rugby league club in northern NSW, they walked off the field at half-time of a match against Glen Innes and did not return.
Greg Baum Gerry Kleeven remembers the first time he brought a greyhound home. "Well, Rosie, my wife, said, 'You'd better pack up and take your dog with you'," he says. "She just didn't like 'em."
Greg Baum Adam Scott's memory of the champion's dinner after his landmark victory in the US Masters last year is still vivid, and he chuckles as it again comes to mind.
Greg Baum The crowds are coming, says Cricket Australia, which is just as well, because to this point in the season, the grounds have been three-quarters empty, which means that however CA spins it, the glass...
Greg Baum I'd like to think that what Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis is watching on his laptop as his team plays is Game of Thrones.
Greg Baum By the time the James Hird appeal hearing got to the submission in reply to a previous submission addressing an original submission on the illegality of an investigation, validated by a preceding...
Greg Baum Bottom line, James Hird is trying to get off on an elaborate technicality.
Greg Baum Last Sunday, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki ran the New York marathon, and in a good time, and didn't die, and nor did anyone else, which is gratifying to be able to record, because people do die...
Greg Baum Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is the first German horse to win the Cup, lengthening an international honour roll that already featured winners from Ireland, France and Japan.
Greg Baum Both openers were gone inside 20 balls, and the next pair were having a torrid time of it, feeling for full deliveries, ducking under bouncers and sometimes into them.
Greg Baum Damning the Golden Slipper as an "abomination", racing identity Terry Henderson has called for Australian breeders and trainers to devote themselves again to the distance races that historically were...
Greg Baum An old man once said to horse owner and broker Terry Henderson that when the moment came for his life to pass before his eyes, he would want to have plenty to watch.
Greg Baum The most lucid sporting apologia of all reads this way: "It is foolish and childish on the face of it to affiliate ourselves with anything so insignificant and patently contrived and commercially...
Greg Baum Let us wince, but not catastrophise. Defeat in Dubai was not a disaster.