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.

Women's Ashes: Stars hoping Perry's promotion to opener helps solve T20 quirk

Jesse Hogan As the Southern Stars seek to make amends for squandering their first chance to seal the women's Ashes, by taking their second chance against England on Friday night, they are also trying to solve...

Women's Ashes: Lanning downplays effect of losing toss as England strike back

Meg Lanning searches for answers in the first Twenty20 against England

Jesse Hogan Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning says England's ability to outperform them in all facets was a bigger factor than losing the toss as her team missed their first opportunity to seal the women's...

Women's Ashes 2015: England win first Twenty20 to keep series hopes alive

Sarah Taylor of England hits out during Twenty20 clash.

Jesse Hogan A welcome return to form from England's two elite batters, Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor, delivered them a clinical seven-wicket win to end the Southern Stars' Twenty20 winning streak and their...

Women's Ashes: Twenty20 tyro Grace Harris savouring late Southern Stars call-up

A cricket ball

Jesse Hogan An injury to Grace Harris' Queensland teammate, and fellow Twenty20 thrasher, Delissa Kimmince has resulted in the 21-year-old no longer spending the winter working in her hospital job and doing...

Women's Ashes: Southern Stars want a win, not rain, to seal their series victory

Matthew Mott.

Jesse Hogan There will be no praying for rain in the Southern Stars' dressing room, despite the fact that a wash-out in Thursday's first Twenty20 against England in Chelmsford would give them an unassailable...

ICC defends no-ball policy as overstepping goes unpunished

Pleased with the Ashes umpiring: Geoff Allardice, ICC general manger of cricket.

Jesse Hogan Wickets were overturned and a string of Mitch Johnson no-balls went unpunished in the final Ashes Test, but the ICC stands by its decree that umpires will call no-balls only if they are absolutely...

Ashes 2015: Selectors yet to decide who'll follow retirees out of Test team

Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann says he and his fellow selectors will wait until after the limited-overs series against England to decide which Ashes squad members will join the retirees in exiting Australia's Test...

Ashes 2015: Australia player ratings

Michael Clarke is retiring at the right time.

Jesse Hogan Jesse Hogan gives the Australian players a mark out of 10 for their performances in the 2015 Ashes series loss to England.

Ashes 2015: Selectors right to start without Siddle, despite his stunning Oval return

Peter Siddle was excellent in his one Ashes appearance this year.

Jesse Hogan Selectors blundered badly by not playing Peter Siddle at Trent Bridge - but that doesn't mean he should have been selected from the start.

Ashes 2015: Unassuming Chris Rogers deflects praise on his Test retirement

Chris Rogers walks from the stage after receiving the Australian Player of the Series award.

Jesse Hogan Chris Rogers' final appearance for Australia encapsulated how in just two years the veteran had generated such admiration and goodwill towards him.

Ashes 2015: Defeated captain Clarke argues for gentler pitches to prolong Tests

Chairman of selectors Rod Marsh, Michael Clarke and coach Darren Lehmann inspect the pitch.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke's parting request on his exit from international cricket is for groundsmen to produces pitches conducive to Tests going to near their full length, suggesting some of them could not...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke pleased to end Test career with emphatic victory

Michael Clarke says the victory was a nice way to finish.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke was as upbeat as he arguably could be as a captain whose ambition to win an Ashes in England will be forever unfulfilled.

Ashes 2015: Australia send off Clarke and Rogers with huge win

Australia's Peter Siddle appeals for an lbw against Mark Wood on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test.

Jesse Hogan Australia eventually overcame their two opponents, England's batsmen and England's weather, to send retiring duo Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers off with a morale-boosting victory to end their failed...

Ashes 2015: Pat Howard says no need for Argus-style review despite Australia's series loss

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia's head of cricket Pat Howard will tell his organisation's board there is no need for an Argus-type review in the aftermath of Australia's Ashes series defeat.

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Ashes 2015: Departing Michael Clarke's astute captaincy aids Australia's cause

Jesse Hogan We have not seen the best of Michael Clarke in the final Ashes Test, let alone in the entire series, but his astute captaincy was pivotal in Australia getting breakthroughs on day three more...

Ashes 2015: Peter Siddle hopes impressive Oval comeback keeps him in contention

Australia's Peter Siddle

Jesse Hogan Soon after fearing his Test career was over Peter Siddle has renewed hope of remaining part of Australia's battery of fast-bowlers, on the basis of his impressive return at the Oval.

Ashes 2015: Australia hope second new ball will help them beat threat of rain

Breakthrough: Peter Siddle celebrates the wicket of England's Adam Lyth.

Jesse Hogan Recalled paceman Peter Siddle has admitted Australia will be wary of expected adverse weather in London as they strive to take the four England wickets they need to finish the Ashes series with a...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke's captaincy crucial as Australia close on consolation win

Michael Clarke and Nathan Lyon congratulate Steve Smith after the dismissal of England's Alastair Cook.
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Jesse Hogan We have not seen the best of Michael Clarke in the final Ashes Test, let alone in the entire series, but his astute captaincy was pivotal in Australia being just four wickets from a morale-boosting...

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Australian Test cricket legend Arthur Morris dies aged 93

Vale: Australian cricketer Arthur Morris/

Jesse Hogan Australian cricket is mourning one of its champions. The passing of Arthur Morris, at 93, leaves Neil Harvey as the sole living member of the late 1940s team so dominant they were dubbed the...

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Ashes 2015: No-ball farce sees wickets overturned on review and Johnson spared

Steve Smith prepares to leave the field, but Steven Finn had bowled a no ball.

Jesse Hogan The widespread belief that on-field umpires are increasingly paying scant attention to the position of bowlers' front feet was given credence on Friday by the farcically high number of no-balls that...

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