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.

'Thrilled' Greg Shipperd backs David Saker as Victoria head coach

New coach: David Saker.

Jesse Hogan It does not erase the intense disappointment at losing his prized job as coach of Victoria, but Greg Shipperd is nevertheless rapt the Bushrangers have plumped for a former player and assistant coach...

Justin Langer to stay in WA despite overseas interest

Justin Langer: set to stay with Western Australia.

Jesse Hogan One of the reputed key targets for international cricket teams seeking a new coach is off the market, with Western Australia confirming it has extended Justin Langer's contact until mid 2018.

Shane Watson expected to be unveiled as Sydney Thunder recruit

Shane Watson is set to join Sydney Thunder.

Jesse Hogan Sydney Thunder are expected to confirm they have snared Shane Watson as the eventual successor to Mike Hussey as their dominant top-order batsman.

Frank Lowy unscathed after falling off stage at A-League grand final trophy presentation

He's ok: Frank Lowy receives assistance after his mishap on the podium.

Jesse Hogan Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has avoided a potential life-threatening injury as a result of landing on his head after a stage fall at the 2015 A-League Grand Final.

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Melbourne Victory's Mark Milligan finally gets his grand final chance

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Jesse Hogan When Sydney FC won the A-League's first grand final in 2005-06, Mark Milligan was suspended. Nine years later he gets the opportunity to play in one, against his old club as captain of Melbourne...

Kosta Barbarouses chasing grand final glory for Melbourne Victory

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Jesse Hogan Some things about Kosta Barbarouses fit stereotypes, such as being a young professional sportsman who loves video games, and that he is part of a Greek family that is tight knit that ran a fish and...

Melbourne Renegades sign Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has signed for the Melbourne Renegades.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades are adamant they had no trepidation about signing Chris Gayle for next summer's Big Bash League despite the disastrous end to his last stint in Australia, with Sydney Thunder.

David Saker to coach Victoria Bushrangers

David Saker

Jesse Hogan Victoria have unveiled David Saker as their new head coach following England's decision to grant him an early release from his contract as their fast-bowling coach.

Victory Goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas saving the best for last

Lawrence Thomas

Jesse Hogan Lawrence Thomas has been the understudy goalkeeper for more of his four years at Melbourne Victory, but in the grand final on Sunday he gets a long-coveted opportunity to show he deserves to be in...

Melbourne Victory defender Nick Ansell savouring grand final chance

Nick Ansell on defensive duties for the Victory.

Jesse Hogan The first time Melbourne Victory won the A-League Nick Ansell, 13, was at Etihad Stadium raucously celebrating the feat, and the five goals from Archie Thompson that fueled it.

Refreshed skipper Meg Lanning ready to lead Southern Stars to Ashes challenge

Meg Lanning

Jesse Hogan It is an annual ritual of Meg Lanning's that is as cathartic as it is symbolic. Once her club cricket duties are over, typically the full stop of the home season, the Southern Stars forces herself to...

Scouting helped Broxham exploit Novillo for Victory's opening goal

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Jesse Hogan Leigh Broxham says he has intense scouting of his Melbourne City opponent to thank for his cross which set up Melbourne Victory's first goal in their 3-0 triumph on Friday night.

Melbourne Victory players to savour home grand final

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan has expressed relief the team will be able to host the A-League grand final, despite recent speculation a scheduling clash could have seen the match...

A-League Finals: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City

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Jesse Hogan Review our live coverage of Melbourne Victory's 3-0 semi-final win against Melbourne City that earned them hosting rights for next Sunday's grand final, to start at 4pm at AAMI Park.

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Melbourne Victory backing Lawrence Thomas to thwart Melbourne City in semi-final

Victory players have plenty of confidence in keeper Lawrence Thomas.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory players have no nerves about playing Friday night's semi-final against Melbourne City with their reserve goalkeeper behind them.

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Red card threat won't stop City midfielder Erik Paartalu in derby semi-final

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne City midfielder Erik Paartalu isn't going to let a small matter like a yellow card hold him back in Friday night's derby semi-final if it results in his team upstaging Melbourne Victory.

Glenn Maxwell to play for Yorkshire while Aaron Finch injured

Glenn Maxwell

Jesse Hogan The two all-rounders most pivotal to Australia's recent World Cup triumph will both be playing long-form cricket locally during the Ashes tour, with Glenn Maxwell to join James Faulkner in securing...

New City defender Jaliens relishing semi-final against Victory

Melbourne City's Kew Jaliens, A-League chief Damien De Bohun, and Melbourne Victory's Guilherme Finkler pose with the A-League championship trophy during a media conference on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Three months after being on the brink of being frozen out of playing at Newcastle Jets, Dutch veteran Kew Jaliens is poised to play in his biggest finals match since a decade ago, when his goal...

Former AFL prospect Alex Keath cut from Bushrangers squad

Alex Keath chose cricket of AFL.

Jesse Hogan Former prodigy Alex Keath is the main casualty of Victoria's squad changes for next season, losing his state contract five years after choosing cricket over football.

Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham lauds coach Kevin Muscat for winning Premiers Plate

Fine footwork: Anthony Caceres of Central Coast and Leigh Broxham of Melbourne compete.

Jesse Hogan Leigh Broxham says the influence of Kevin Muscat, his fellow foundation teammate at Melbourne Victory who is now their coach, was a pivotal to them winning the A-League premiers plate on Sunday...