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.

Ashes 2015: Darren Lehmann admits mistakes, laments squad picked so far in advance

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann has admitted Australia's selectors erred in not playing an all-rounder in the Trent Bridge Test, and that their 2015 Ashes performance has been a regression from 2013, amid frustration...

Ashes 2015: Test changes loom as Darren Lehmann concedes Australia back to 'square one'

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has hit back on Twitter after a seemingly innocent question about EPL tickets.

Jesse Hogan Australian selectors will keep faith with their current squad, and Michael Clarke as captain, for the series-ending Ashes Test at the Oval.

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Ashes 2015: Australia must use Dukes ball, says Ricky Ponting

12032015 News Photo: Che Baker/FairfaxNZ Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting at Milbrook Resort this morning ahead of the New Zealand Open tomorrow. Ponting, a scratch golfer, was considered a leading contender in the Celebrity Challenge at the open, which he will play alongside other international cricket and rugby stars.

Jesse Hogan Ricky Ponting says Australia must confront their weakness against swing-bowling by embracing the Dukes-brand ball.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke defends timing of retirement announcement

Defeated Australia captain Michael Clarke, right, shakes the hand of England captain Alastair Cook.

Jesse Hogan Triumphant England captain Alastair Cook has hailed Michael Clarke a "fine servant" of Australian cricket.

Ashes 2015: Retiring Clarke to get farewell Test as endorses Smith to take over

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke has given a warm endorsement of Steve Smith as his successor as he begins preparing to captain Australian for a 47th and final time to end an Ashes series now officially lost to...

Ashes 2015: England ruthlessly finish off Australia to emphatically regain urn

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Mark Wood of England celebrates after taking the wicket of Josh Hazlewood of Australia during day three of the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Australia's first loss by an innings away to England for 30 years has seen them officially surrender the Ashes and be condemned to a fourth consecutive tour defeat to England on the road.

Ashes 2015: Pressure mounts on Clarke as poor Ashes extends lean scoring run

Jesse Hogan The previous time an Australian captain produced so few runs in an Ashes series Michael Clarke was the beneficiary of it, elevated to one of the most - if not the most - prestigious on-field position...

Women's Ashes: Big scores to openers leave Southern Stars well placed for Test

Jesse Hogan The most conspicuous item on the Southern Stars' to-do list before the women's Ashes Test, getting their openers to regain form, has been ticked off with a century to Nicole Bolton in their final...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke to retire from Test cricket

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Australia's Michael Clarke looks dejected 
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Jesse Hogan The first casualty of Australia's disastrous Ashes campaign in England has emerged, with beleaguered captain Michael Clarke to retire at the end of the series.

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Ashes 2015: Ricky Ponting expects Test end for up to half of Australia's squad

Bell tolls: The end is nigh for many of the Australians, says Ricky Ponting.

Jesse Hogan Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting reckons up to half of their Ashes squad may never play Tests again beyond the Oval, in the wake of England's imminent crushing series victory.

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Ashes 2015: Australia only three wickets away from surrendering urn to England

Michael Clarke in action.

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Michael Clarke continued his horror batting outing at Trent Bridge and captain-in-waiting Steve Smith did the same as their team scraped their way into a third day of the Test which, barring a...

Ashes 2015: Mitch Starc snares six, but England still build huge innings lead

Mitchell Starc holds the ball aloft after claiming his fifth wicket on day two of the fourth Test.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Starc reinforced his growing status as a strike-bowler with a six-wicket haul in the first session of day two at Trent Bridge, but England nevertheless extended their lead to a commanding 331...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke dejected as England leave Australia reeling

Defended his shot choice: Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Michael Clarke strived to remain stoic throughout his eight-minute press conference after what he conceded was one of the worst days of his career.

Ashes 2015: England humiliate Australia on a first day that will live in infamy


Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Australia's first innings was the shortest in Test history. The top scorer was extras. Then Joe Root alone more than doubled their score.

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Ashes 2015: who are the contenders to break into Australia's batting order?

Missed out on Test tours: Joe Burns.

Jesse Hogan So, who is next in line for the baggy green? When it comes to batting candidates there may be no-one smashing the door down, but many who warrant consideration.

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Ashes 2015: Australia coy on batting line-up as Mark Wood gets England nod

Australian Chairman of Selectors Rod Marsh speaks to Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan The composition of Australia's batting order appears to be the last remaining selection issue for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge as England settle on Jimmy Anderson's replacement.

James Faulkner given $22k fine, two-year UK driving ban for alcohol offence

Sanctioned: James Faulkner will miss the one-day series in England.

Jesse Hogan James Faulkner has been fined almost $22,000 and banned from driving in the UK for two years as punishment for the drink-driving incident that triggered his expulsion from Australia's post-Ashes...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke puts his future in hands of selectors

 Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Michael Clarke is forcing the selectors to make a call about his future after the Ashes by making it clear he won't walk away from international cricket.

Ashes 2015: Stuart Broad ready to take England pace lead in absence of Anderson

Stuart Broad

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham They are giants shoes to fill, those of Jimmy Anderson. But Stuart Broad is a well-credentialed understudy.

Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook eager for long-awaited first Ashes century as captain

Alastair Cook

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Alastair Cook is desperate to "lead from the front" at Trent Bridge and do something he has yet to do in any of his 13 preceding Ashes Tests as captain of England: score a century against Australia.