Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

Melbourne Victory players to savour home grand final

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan has expressed relief the team will be able to host the A-League grand final, despite recent speculation a scheduling clash could have seen the match...

A-League Finals: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City

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Jesse Hogan Review our live coverage of Melbourne Victory's 3-0 semi-final win against Melbourne City that earned them hosting rights for next Sunday's grand final, to start at 4pm at AAMI Park.

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Melbourne Victory backing Lawrence Thomas to thwart Melbourne City in semi-final

Victory players have plenty of confidence in keeper Lawrence Thomas.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory players have no nerves about playing Friday night's semi-final against Melbourne City with their reserve goalkeeper behind them.

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Red card threat won't stop City midfielder Erik Paartalu in derby semi-final

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne City midfielder Erik Paartalu isn't going to let a small matter like a yellow card hold him back in Friday night's derby semi-final if it results in his team upstaging Melbourne Victory.

Glenn Maxwell to play for Yorkshire while Aaron Finch injured

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Jesse Hogan The two all-rounders most pivotal to Australia's recent World Cup triumph will both be playing long-form cricket locally during the Ashes tour, with Glenn Maxwell to join James Faulkner in securing...

New City defender Jaliens relishing semi-final against Victory

Melbourne City's Kew Jaliens, A-League chief Damien De Bohun, and Melbourne Victory's Guilherme Finkler pose with the A-League championship trophy during a media conference on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Three months after being on the brink of being frozen out of playing at Newcastle Jets, Dutch veteran Kew Jaliens is poised to play in his biggest finals match since a decade ago, when his goal...

Former AFL prospect Alex Keath cut from Bushrangers squad

Alex Keath chose cricket of AFL.

Jesse Hogan Former prodigy Alex Keath is the main casualty of Victoria's squad changes for next season, losing his state contract five years after choosing cricket over football.

Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham lauds coach Kevin Muscat for winning Premiers Plate

Fine footwork: Anthony Caceres of Central Coast and Leigh Broxham of Melbourne compete.

Jesse Hogan Leigh Broxham says the influence of Kevin Muscat, his fellow foundation teammate at Melbourne Victory who is now their coach, was a pivotal to them winning the A-League premiers plate on Sunday...

Ecstatic Kevin Muscat salutes his Premiers Plate winners

Victory coach Kevin Muscat thanks fans for their support  after the game.

Michael Lynch and Jesse Hogan For a footballing traditionalist like Kevin Muscat, topping the table after the home-and-away season is the honour that really counts.

Melbourne Victory win to seal A-League premiers plate

Victory's Besart Berisha celebrates after scoring a goal against the Mariners on Sunday.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory will be able to spend their week off reorganising their trophy cabinet after sealing the A-League premiers plate in style with a confident 3-1 dispatching of Central Coast on Sunday...

South Australia Redbacks outcast Daniel Christian relishing stint in Victoria

Jesse Hogan Even though Daniel Christian has taken a hat-trick for Australia, being able to hold the Sheffield Shield aloft with Victoria, after a season in which he scored 560 runs at an average of 50.

Former reality TV winner Ian Holland claims Ryder Medal

Jesse Hogan Ian Holland's reputation rose another notch on Wednesday night as he took out the Jack Ryder Medal as player of the season.

Put your trust in me: Confident Fawad Ahmed set for Test squad

Fawad Ahmed is just another cricketer who happens to be good at his trade, says selector Rod Marsh.

Jesse Hogan When Fawad Ahmed was named Victoria's Sheffield Shield player of the season Friday night he mentioned, with a smile, he had won it despite incessant teasing from his teammates.

Axed Test batsman Joe Burns tipped to benefit from tour of India with Australia A

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Jesse Hogan The batsman axed from Australia's Test team for the tours of the West Indies and England, Joe Burns, has been urged to look at his selection for the overlapping Australia A tour of India as a chance...

Peter Siddle sidelined but Steve Smith, Mitch Starc succeed in CA contract list

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Jesse Hogan Given Steve Smith has moved up the order in the one-day team and is poised to replicate that in Tests, it is only fitting he has done the same in the contracts which reflect players' importance to...

Adam Voges, Fawad Ahmed in Test squad for West Indies, Ashes

Dominant: Adam Voges starred with the bat this summer.

Jesse Hogan Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed demanded selection for winter tour through the dominance of this summer's Sheffield Shield runs and wickets tallies, Rod Marsh says.

Ashton Agar favoured to join Australia's winter Test tours

Ashton Agar, 21, has remained on the selectors' radar since he was a shock elevation to the Test team for the start of the 2013 series in England.

Jesse Hogan Ashton Agar is favoured to be unveiled as Nathan Lyon's spin deputy, ahead of Fawad Ahmed and Steve O'Keefe, when Australia announce their winter Test squads for the West Indies and the Ashes.

Cricket World Cup: Mitch Starc 'near perfect' in WC, bowling coach Craig McDermott declares

Mitch Starc shares a joke with James Faulkner at Federation Square on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Australia bowling coach Craig McDermott says the whole-tournament bowling performance of Mitch Starc during the World Cup was "near-perfect" and a reflection of his sharp improvement over the past...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australian player rankings

The Australian cricket team poses with the World Cup trophy at Federation Square.

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan How Australia's squad of 15 rated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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Cricket World Cup: Now retired from ODIs, Clarke to ponder BBL move

The Australian team form a guard of honour for Michael Clarke as he leaves the field after Sunday's World Cup final at the MCG.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke says he will savour Australia's World Cup success before deciding whether he will play in the Big Bash League and other Twenty20 competitions following his retirement.