Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Peter Hanlon It took less than two hours to convince his first-round opponent – and surely any who lie in his Australian Open path – that Rafael Nadal had been delving in a little Hamlet, whose mum,...
Peter Hanlon And finally, we come to Simmo. It had to end here. This is where Australian cricket began again.
Peter Hanlon "Everyone is frustrated and in the situation it is no wonder we have incidents," Australia's captain told the media, huddled beneath an MCG grandstand.
Peter Hanlon Ever since John Maclean first donned big gloves and little pads, no matter if he was close enough to tip the bails off with a twitch of his `tash, it seemed Rod Marsh always managed to squeeze...
Peter Hanlon Jeff Moss is 67 and still looks good in shorts. He has quirks that enhance the sense that he's easy company. The mop of dark curls and drooping mo are long gone.
Peter Hanlon Ian Callen's body reminds him of his one Test for Australia so often it hurts - literally. When the pain in his back returns - sometimes so acute all he can do is lie down for days - he remembers...
Peter Hanlon Peter Toohey looks at the image that personified Australian cricket's malaise and shifts a little in his seat.
Peter Hanlon Phil Carlson can see snatches of his 19 days as an Australian Test cricketer with a forensic clarity. Some memories cloak his big, sunny face in mournful regret.
Peter Hanlon That Steve Smith has jumped over his New South Wales teammate Brad Haddin is a bold statement that Cricket Australia is prepared to take a great leap forward.
Peter Hanlon Really, it shouldn't surprise to find Daniel Ricciardo weaving effortlessly through traffic and emerging at the front of the pack.
Peter Hanlon In the MCG nets on Wednesday morning, Test fast bowler Peter Siddle told his Victorian teammate Marcus Stoinis to step aside so he could send down a bouncer.
Peter Hanlon Spear-fishing, mutton bird hunting and skinning kangaroos – Tasmanian prospect Ryan Lees’ upbringing could not be more different to that of his cricketing peers.
Peter Hanlon Australia's deep but often fragile fast bowling stocks received a welcome boost on Wednesday when Jackson Bird completed a seven-wicket haul for Tasmania's second XI, but more importantly came...
Peter Hanlon Five years on since The Age first met him, Damon Egan remains on course for big things.
Peter Hanlon Alex Keath was hailed as a rare "wiin" for the summer game when he chose cricket over a spot at centre half-forward in Gold Coast's inaugural AFL team.
Peter Hanlon For a fleeting moment on Tuesday, Ciaron Maher looked to the darkening western sky and thought, just maybe.
Peter Hanlon It was a lesson in how to win, and how to lose. And ultimately, darkly, sadly, a stark reminder that sometimes when you lose in racing, you lose everything.
Peter Hanlon John Sadler's recall of his first experience of Johnny Murtagh, when he was training in Dubai in the early 2000s, is of a man whose head was already out of the saddle even while his backside was...
Peter Hanlon Simon O'Donnell sees similarities in his job this week to the sporting lives he long ago left behind.
Peter Hanlon Darren Weir, brackets Wangoom, rocked back and forth on his heels, hands thrust deep into pockets of a suit he'd happily not own, a picture of discomfort doing the one thing he doesn't fancy about...