Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik New Zealand's cricketers remain opposed to featuring in the inaugural day-night Test in Australia later this year but face the prospect of being forced to play.
Daniel Cherny and Jon Pierik It's more than 25 years since the then privately owned Brisbane Bears and Sydney Swans were mired in financial difficulties, and players were forced to take pay cuts, and even had contracts...
Jon Pierik The manufacturer of cricket's new pink ball has declared it is "Test match ready" - if the inaugural day-night Test goes ahead in Australia in November.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia's hopes of staging the inaugural day-night Test match in November hinge on the support of New Zealand.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Port Adelaide tried to lure a Hawthorn star during his playing pomp.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny There has been some talk of late about the AFL lowering the number of matches required for father-son eligibility from 100 to 50 (as was the case before 2003), or even lower.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny For the first time in almost 20 years, Channel Nine is set to announce it will provide its own commentary of an Ashes tour.
Jon Pierik Cricket's top playing committee had a 'significant debate' about the possibility of introducing four-day Test cricket in a bid to preserve the primacy of the traditional format.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Former Hawthorn and St Kilda list manager Chris Pelchen has some sobering news for Carlton.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny The most experienced player in Australian Capital Territory cricket history believes Cricket Australia missed an opportunity in not bringing back the Canberra Comets into the domestic one-day...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny The celebrations were short-lived for Mick Malthouse, whose record-breaking 715th game as a VFL/AFL coach rapidly turned into a nightmare last weekend.
Jon Pierik West Indian great Curtly Ambrose has opened up about one of the defining moments of Australia's rise to world domination when he threatened to "knock out" Steve Waugh during a heated on-field...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny James Hird has already been involved in a couple of heart stoppers since returning to the AFL coaching ranks.
Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik Cricket Australia are contemplating locking down players to longer-term contracts in the wake of the threat from a proposed rebel league and fears of a raid on their leading stars.
Jon Pierik The man who helped lead the last player uprising over money against Cricket Australia says it's unlikely a rebel Indian behemoth could poach this nation's current stars but has called for an overhaul...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Could the AFL premiership captain be heading to Papua New Guinea a week after holding up the cup?
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny An orthopaedic surgeon accused of negligence over the treatment of a foot injury that ended for Cat Matthew Egan's career has hit back, according to documents lodged in the Supreme Court.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny With the next batch of Australian football hall of fame inductees to be unveiled on June 4, the debate has already started on who will be selected in their first year of eligibility.
Jon Pierik When it came to pure cricketing commentary, the late Richie Benaud became a cult of the game.
Jon Pierik Bill Lawry encapsulated what many in the sporting and commentary world felt upon hearing of the passing of Richie Benaud, the voice of summer.