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

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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Ashes 2015: Early wickets would strengthen Australia's plan for follow-on

One more to ponder: Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan England are bracing for the follow-on to be imposed on them as Australia's commanding performance in the final Ashes Test put them on track to undermine the hosts' series victory celebration plans.

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Ashes 2015: Australia set for big win after England batting collapse

Peter Siddle: starred on his return to the Australian side.

Jesse Hogan Another day, another Ashes batting collapse – but, as a consolation for Australian supporters still reeling at their series defeat, this time their team was on the right side of it.

Ashes 2015: Nathan Lyon strikes early as England begin pursuit of Australia's 481

Alastair Cook is bowled by Nathan Lyon.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke's bold move to turn to spin after just five overs of the new ball was rewarded as Nathan Lyon struck early as England pursued Australia's first-innings total of 481 in the final Ashes...

Ashes 2015: England praised for guard of honour for retiring Michael Clarke

Australia's Michael Clarke walks off.

Jesse Hogan David Warner has thanked England's players for marking the impending retirement of Australia captain Michael Clarke with a guard of honour for him as he arrived at the crease on day one of the final...

Ashes 2015: Australia pleased with disciplined batting performance in final Test

England's Stuart Broad and Australia's Steven Smith watch the ball.

Jesse Hogan It has come too late to save Australia's Ashes bid but David Warner says he and his fellow batsmen are nevertheless pleased to have batted with discipline after being sent in by England on day one of...

Ashes 2015: No fairytale for Michael Clarke but Australia delivers solid start at The Oval

Michael Clarke on the long trudge back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 15.

Jesse Hogan Alastair Cook's attempt to force Australia into another batting collapse by sending them in backfired as a belated safety-first approach at the crease was the basis of their strong start to the...

Ashes 2015: Shane Warne lashes Rod Marsh over Australia's selection in series

Jesse Hogan Shane Warne has urged retribution for what he argues have been selection blunders by Australia throughout the Ashes, culminating the exclusion of Pat Cummins for the final Test.

Ashes 2015: Peter Siddle, Mitch Marsh return for final Ashes Test against England

Back in: The selection of Siddle was more of a like-for-like replacement for Hazlewood.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle's frustrating three months in the West Indies and England will end with some consolation, as he returned to the Australia's line-up for the final Test of the Ashes.