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.

Young pace aces in contention for Australia-South Africa Twenty20 series

Pat Cummins in action for the Scorchers in the Big Bash League in January.

Jesse Hogan Two pace prospects who have been plagued by injury, one from Australia and one from South Africa, could make long-awaited returns return to international cricket on Wednesday night at Adelaide Oval.

Southern Stars bowlers charged with stifling West Indies batters

The Australians will look to contain Stafanie Taylor.

Jesse Hogan Starving destructive West Indies batting duo Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin of boundaries will remain a top priority for the Southern Stars when their Twenty20 series continues in Adelaide on...

Victoria surges to drought-ending home victory over NSW

Victoria's Fawad Ahmed appeals.

Jesse Hogan Victoria has had little to savour about its home results in recent years, while Matthew Wade has had little to savour since assuming the captaincy in the middle of last year.

Watson predicts tense Twenty20 series against South Africa

Shane Watson thinks  the result against Pakistan in the two-Test series could be an important lesson for the Australian team.

Jesse Hogan The absence of the main protagonists in the bitter end to Australia Test series win in South Africa this year, Michael Clarke and Dale Steyn, from the teams' imminent Twenty20 series will not...

Victoria declares with lead in Sheffield Shield clash against NSW

Dan Christian of Victoria hits a six as wicketkeeper Peter Nevill of New South Wales looks on.

Jesse Hogan The cricketing talent pool in NSW is remarkably deep - but Victoria's batsmen proved it is not bottomless as it surged to a hefty first-innings lead, leaving the Blues to enter the final day of the...

Josh Hazlewood poised to return to front of pace queue

Jesse Hogan In the four years since Josh Hazlewood first played for Australia his injuries have opened the door to many of his peers to overtake in the the pace pecking order, but he is hopeful this is the year...

Hussey, Wade thrive for Victoria against NSW

In form: David Hussey.

Jesse Hogan An unbroken century partnership between resilient veteran David Hussey (107 not out) and captain Matthew Wade (58 not out) creates a strong platform for Victoria to overhaul NSW's first innings of...

Boland haul, Hussey blinder inspire Victoria against NSW

Scott Boland appeals successfully for the wicket of Josh Lalor of New South Wales.

Jesse Hogan A stunning catch by veteran David Hussey and paceman Scott Boland's six wickets drag Victoria to an unlikely day-one advantage over NSW, which squandered a strong start to finish 8-266.

Clint McKay out as Victoria seeks to ramp up its Sheffield Shield bowling attack

Clint McKay has been dumped ahead of the Bushrangers' Sheffield Shield opener.

Jesse Hogan Victoria's desperation to remedy the lack of bowling penetration that has plagued it during the past year has led selectors to shun its senior available seamer, Clint McKay, for its Sheffield Shield...

Recalled Wade admits temper problems

Since his elevation to captain of Victoria last year, Wade has twice been suspended.

Jesse Hogan Newly recalled Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade admits he needs to curb his temper, following his suspension in the Matador Cup.

Matthew Wade ODI recall justifiable, despite low scores

Matthew Wade.

Jesse Hogan Matthew Wade is temporarily back in Australia's one-day squad, despite a poor Matador Cup with the bat, because if Brad Haddin is missing at any stage from now to the end of the World Cup he is the...

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Coach Greg Shipperd stoic as Victoria begins Sheffield Shield season

Greg Shipperd has renewed belief he is the best man to take the Bushrangers forward beyond the looming expiry of his contract.

Jesse Hogan The longest-serving coach in Australian cricket, Greg Shipperd, has admitted to doubting himself as Victoria stumbled badly last season, but now has renewed confidence his lapsing contract will be...

Club cricket cameo for Kevin Pietersen after clearance for Big Bash

Suburban cameo: Kevin Pietersen.

Jesse Hogan The last time Kevin Pietersen walked off a Victorian cricket ground it was the MCG. The next one he'll walk on to is slightly less salubrious: Central Reserve in Melbourne's outer east.

Manchester City an ideal fit for MCG soccer extravaganza

Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic

Caroline Wilson and Jesse Hogan English Premier League champion Manchester City looms as a headline act in next July's marquee soccer tournament at the MCG.

NSW open to draft plan, but players object

Cricket ball

Jesse Hogan Australia's biggest producer of cricketing talent, NSW, would not object if some of its most precocious players were sent to other states as part of a national draft.

Australia's other one-run victories

David Hussey.

Jesse Hogan Australia's overnight one-day victory against Pakistan, when Glenn Maxwell had only two runs to defend in the final over and claimed a double wicket maiden, was the sixth time it had batted first and...

Former Australian gloveman Luke Ronchi's NZ move paying off

Jesse Hogan Two and a half years after quitting Australian cricket Luke Ronchi is on track to be rewarded with selection in New Zealand's World Cup squad, as its preferred wicketkeeper.

Snowdens and Weir savour success on Guineas Day

James McDonald rides Shooting To Win across the line to win the Caulfield Guineas.

Jesse Hogan The Snowdens, Peter and Paul, were accustomed to being considered among the big boys of racing through their stewardship of the multinational Godolphin stable in Australia.

1956 Olympics veterans back in the boat in Ballarat

Masao Hara,
Tohru Sasaki (the
reserve for
original eight),
Yasukuni
Watanabe, Yozo
Iwasaki and
Kazuo Obata (the
boat designer)
back in Ballarat
this week.

Jesse Hogan The first time Tohru Sasaki came to Australia from Japan was as a slight rower for the 1956 Olympics. More than half a century later he is still slight - and, at 80, still a rower.

Dazzling first half sets the tone for Melbourne Victory

Matthieu Delpierre of the Victory celebrates after scoring.

Jesse Hogan If one team was to be 3-0 down within half an hour, logic said it wasn’t likely to be the team that has just propelled itself into the final of the Asian Champions League.