Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Motorsport

The prix is right, says Australia

Greg Baum To conclude that Melbourne's grand prix costs taxpayers three times as much as Canada's is to make a false comparison between apples and oranges, Australian organisers say.

Warner's honesty deserves respect

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Greg Baum If anything is disrespectful in cricket, it is the reconfiguring of the concept of respect.

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Cricket

Old solution brings a new-found strength

Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

Cricket

Stars in their own right

Greg Baum Meg Lanning's hero was Ricky Ponting. Her effortless straight drive for six en route to top score in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh on Sunday would have done Ponting proud.

Cricket

Australia finds hurdles on jumpy WACA wicket

Chris Rogers

Greg Baum The cricket always is different here, and in any given summer, the series never quite the same afterwards.

Cricket

Two balls tell tale of England team in turmoil

Alastair Cook is bowled for a golden duck at the start of England's chase of 504.

Greg Baum Two deliveries represent a microcosm of what has become of this Test match and series.

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How a miracle rose from the Ashes

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Greg Baum The impossible Australia had accomplished immediately, in Brisbane and Adelaide. Disconcertingly, the miracle took a little longer.

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What a difference five months makes

Australia's wicket-keeper Brad Haddin celebrates after he caught out to dismiss England's Ben Stokes during the fifth and final day of the third Ashes test cricket match  at the WACA ground in Perth December 17 2013.  REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Greg Baum This Ashes-rich year always was going to be a journey for Australia. But few expected it to be as it has been, a trip through time.

Batting's slow lane gets slower

England's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Greg Baum Mitch Johnson took five more wickets, but this time was unable in advance to spare Australia's batting blushes on another tortuously slow day at the MCG.

Cricket

How the English lions were trapped by Johnson, tamed by Lyon

You beauty: Nathan Lyon celebrates on a day when he took 5/50 and his 100th Test wicket.

Greg Baum It was the three lions of England against Nathan Lyon of Australia, and he won.

Cricket

Seeing is believing... just

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Greg Baum It doesn't get any rosier for Australians than an Ashes series walkover.

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Cricket

Chris Rogers' armguard breaks its silence

Greg Baum I'm like Chris, cherishing every moment. Considering most of my type end up in the bottom of a club kit bag, unloved and unwanted, I'm not complaining.

Cricket

South African cricket has that empty feeling

Crowds flock to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, but it's a different story for Test cricket in South Africa.

Greg Baum There is no Test cricket sound at once so rousing and so depressing as the echo of bat on ball.

Cricket

Clarke's men unrelenting in cruel heat

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Greg Baum Rarely can an Australian attack have been so even and sustained.

Cricket

Bowlers expose England cracks

Greg Baum Australia's bowling in this match, in vile conditions, has again been even, disciplined and relentless.

Cricket

Booing at sports players hits a discordant note

Michael Clarke.

Greg Baum Michael Clarke reinvigorated the contest and made a result possible on the last morning.

Cricket

Past an inspiration for MacGill

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Greg Baum Stuart MacGill is a history buff: he can easily identify cricketers from previous generations.

Record-breaking legend will be remembered for sublime style as much as statistics

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Greg Baum Sachin Tendulkar played Test cricket at 16, made a century against England at 17 and two against Australia in Australia at 18, with Merv Hughes, Craig McDermott and Bruce Reid trying to knock his...

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Cricket

A build-up reduced to ashes

Greg Baum The trouble for Australia is that any minute now, it must play England again for the Ashes.

Cricket

White keen to put skills to the Test

Greg Baum Cameron White is in form with bat and ball and is younger than George Bailey.