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.

Ecstatic Kevin Muscat salutes his Premiers Plate winners

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

Peter Siddle

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.

Cricket World Cup final: Captain Michael Clarke backs players over 'send-offs'

Mitchell Johnson is  congratulated after claiming the wicket of Daniel Vettori during the World Cup final at the MCG on Sunday.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke believes none of his players overstepped the mark with their treatment of dismissed New Zealand batsmen in Sunday's World Cup victory at the MCG.

Cricket World Cup: Bowlers won it for Australia, proud Clarke says

Jesse Hogan One-day cricket is primarily dominated by bat, but departing Australia captain Michael Clarke says it's thanks to his bowlers that he is ending his one-day career as part of a World Cup-winning team.

ICC Cricket World Cup final: Top of the pile, Australia's win cements standing

Lone hand: New Zealand's Grant Elliott walks off the field after being dismissed for 83 runs during the Cricket World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jesse Hogan Australia overwhelms New Zealand on the biggest stage. winning a fifth World Cup title by seven wickets.

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Cricket World Cup: The long path to preparing the WC final pitch

David Sandurski:

Jesse Hogan Many people will only start thinking about the pitch to be used for the World Cup final a day or two before the match.

Cricket World Cup: David Warner tipped to upstage big-hitting Brendon McCullum in final

Countdown to the final: David Warner gets a ride from Mitch Marsh during an Australian nets session.

Jesse Hogan David Warner has been backed to emerge from the shadows created by Brendon McCullum's dazzling form and show he, not the New Zealand captain, is the pivotal batsman of the World Cup final.

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum pays tribute to ailing former skipper Martin Crowe

Eyes on the prize: Captains Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum.

Jesse Hogan New Zealand players will go into Sunday's World Cup final inspired by two Black Caps greats: one, Daniel Vettori, probably playing the last match of his international career; the other, terminally...

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Australian captain Michael Clarke to retire from one-day internationals after World Cup

Quitting one-dayers: Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke says his announcement he will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final will not be an added source of motivation for him and his teammates to beat New Zealand.

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Cricket World Cup: Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final

A first: Kumar Dharmasena is the first person to figure in a World Cup final as both a player and an umprie.

Jesse Hogan Kumar Dharmasena's involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selection to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first...