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.

Big Bash League: Stars rapt with squad depth as key trio prepare for final match

Jesse Hogan As Melbourne Stars brace to lose three of their key players to national duty their chief selectors said he has never been so confident about the calibre of their replacements.

Big Bash League: Dick Smith collapse leaves Melbourne Stars searching for replacement key sponsor

For sale: With the collapse of Dick Smith, the Melbourne Stars are seeking a new major sponsor.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars' tumultuous week is on the cusp of returning to positive territory, with the Big Bash League team closing in on what would be a rapid replacement for collapsed key sponsor Dick Smith.

Australia vs West Indies cricket - Third Test: Australia's pacemen still to learn how to swing both ways

A security guard stands on the field at the SCG after play is abandoned due to inclement weather.

Jesse Hogan If Australia's new-ball duo can learn to swing the ball in both directions, rather than just away from right-handers, they will pose a far greater threat.

Cricket: Shane Watson's international career in peril as selectors prefer younger all-rounders

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Jesse Hogan The looming World Twenty20 could be an unofficial swansong to Shane Watson's international career, with selectors dropping him from the one-day squad to give his younger peers a chance to show why...

Australia v West Indies, third Test: O'Keefe solid but outshone by Lyon on spin-friendly SCG

Got him: Steve O'Keefe and Joe Burns celebrate after combining to dismiss the West Indies' Jason Holder.

Jesse Hogan Spin-friendly SCG pitch gives Australia's spin twins a chance to shine amid the gloom.

Big Bash League: Victoria stalwart Cameron White deserved better than MCG boos, says coach

Cameron White shined for the Renegades.

Jesse Hogan Cameron White's state and Big Bash League coach says he deserved better than to be booed by a large contingent of the MCG crowd when coming out to bat in the Melbourne derby.

Massive MCG crowd will send 'shockwaves' through cricket, predicts Stephen Fleming

The MCG scoreboard shows the record attendance at Saturday's BBL game.

Jesse Hogan One of cricket's most astute judges, Stephen Fleming, predicts the 80,883 crowd that swamped the MCG for the Melbourne Big Bash League derby will "send absolute shockwaves through the cricketing...

Big Bash League: Luke Wright's century takes Melbourne Stars to derby victory in front of 80,883 at MCG

Luke Wright of the Melbourne Stars raises his bat after reaching his century.

Jesse Hogan Two of the biggest names in world cricket were upstaged by a man ignored by his country for the past two years.

WBBL: 12,901 watch Renegades upstage Stars in inaugural Melbourne derby

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Jesse Hogan A destructive new-ball bowling performance from Molly Strano and South African debutant Shabnim Ismail proved decisive as Melbourne Renegades upstaged the Stars in the inaugural Women's Big Bash...

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Big Bash League: KP urges ICC to bankroll heftier Test contracts so elite shun Twenty20

Heavy hitter: Kevin Pietersen in action for the Stars.

Jesse Hogan Kevin Pietersen says the International Cricket Council needs to fund a war chest to keep coveted Twenty20 players such as Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum playing Test cricket for their countries...

When Twenty20 arrived as a key part of the Australian cricket season

Brad Hodge during his 56-ball innings of 90 for Victoria against Tasmania in front of a crowd of 43,125 at the MCG in 2010.

Jesse Hogan Domestic cricket for a long time attracted paltry crowds in Australia. Bumper attendances to two matches have proved to be milestones in what is now the thriving Big Bash League.

Women's Big Bash League: South Africans savouring chance to finally face Australians

Amazing opportunity: South African cricketers Mignon du Preez (Melbourne Stars) and Dane van Niekerk (Melbourne Renegades) will play against each other at the MCG on Saturday.

Jesse Hogan For Mignon du Preez and Dane van Niekerk, the opportunity to play in Saturday's first Melbourne derby is remarkable given South Africa's scant experience against Australians.

Mitch Johnson, Glenn Maxwell keep big deals as six Australians above $1m in IPL

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson can discard any notion of needing a Big Bash League cameo to impress IPL scouts, because his team Punjab has elected to maintain their million-dollar deals with him and his countryman...

Big Bash League: Bowlers, not big-name batsmen, set to be crucial in Melbourne derby

Hands on heads: Nate Rimmington and Nathan Hauritz were on the end of a fierce Scorchers assault.

Jesse Hogan With players such as Kevin Pietersen and Glenn Maxwell up against Chris Gayle and Aaron Finch, Saturday's BBL Melbourne derby shapes as a battle of the bat.

Big Bash League 2015: Fan takes spectacular catch off Chris Gayle's massive six

Howzat: The spectator takes a screamer in the thick of the crowd.

Jesse Hogan One cricket fan pulled off one of the best crowd catches you'll ever see on Wednesday night, hauling in a massive Chris Gayle six during the Big Bash League clash between the Melbourne Renegades and...

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Big Bash League: Perth's Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh in record stand as Renegades' bowlers fail

Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh of the Scorchers take a single as Dwayne Bravo scurries back to try and effect a runout.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades' paucity of strike bowlers while James Pattinson is on national duty was again ruthlessly exposed, as Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh made Perth the first team in Australia to...

The moments that mattered in cricket in 2015

Moments that mattered in 2015

Jesse Hogan Australia's still susceptible against swing bowling, the rise of the pink ball, a watershed year for women's cricket, Steve Smith taking the reins, power struggles at the top - 2015 was another...

Steve Smith finishes 2015 as world's leading Test run scorer

Big 2015: Steve Smith finished the year as the leading Test run scorer.

Jesse Hogan A day dominated by frustration for Steve Smith, as his side struggled to bowl out the West Indies for a second time at the MCG, ended well for him on two fronts: Australia winning to guarantee a...

Australia v West Indies Boxing Day Test 2015: Marsh and Lyon prevent Test from dragging into final day

Victors: Australia celebrate the final wicket and winning the second Test against the West Indies.

Jesse Hogan Australia's specialist pacemen have Nathan Lyon and Mitch Marsh to thank for sparing them, and their teammates, from needing to return to the MCG on day five to win the Boxing Day test and seal a...

Australia v West Indies: Improved West Indies batting stymies Australia's progress in Boxing Day Test

Gritty: Carlos Brathwaite celebrates his half century.

Jesse Hogan If ever holding a lead of 459 with two days remaining was not a cause for celebration it was on Monday, after the West Indies enjoyed their least-worst day of the series.

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