Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cricket

Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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Peter Nevill set to captain NSW Blues in Sheffield Shield

Peter Nevill

Andrew Wu Victorian-born and raised Peter Nevill will captain NSW at first-class level for the first time when the Blues take on Queensland in the Sheffield Shield game starting on Friday at the SCG.

Cricket

Moises Henriques at last becomes the here-and-now man with powerful Sheffield Shield return

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Andrew Wu Moises Henriques has been the Everywhere Man, Nearly Man and Nowhere Man rolled into one this season but on Sunday he unleashed two months of pent-up rage against South Australia by blasting a...

Cricket

Phillip Hughes knocks on the Test door with another Sheffield Shield ton

Phil Hughes

Andrew Wu National selectors are forcing Phillip Hughes to be patient and the Test discard showed his native NSW on Monday he is more than adept at playing the waiting game by posting another Shield century.

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Cricket

Collapse could see NSW Blues lose top spot in Sheffield Shield

Gary Putland

Andrew Wu NSW are staring defeat in the face and in grave danger of surrendering top position on the Shield table after a horror day against South Australia on Tuesday.

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Sheffield Shield: Blues give Redbacks a scare

Trent Copeland

Andrew Wu NSW have relinquished first position on the Shield table but not without a fight after giving South Australia a huge scare on Wednesday.

Cricket

Pointless NSW Blues focus on positives after Sheffield Shield loss to Redbacks

Andrew Wu NSW believe they have built a solid platform from which to launch at the Shield title despite relinquishing top spot with a loss to South Australia on Wednesday.

Cricket

Injured Michael Clarke to miss Shield final

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been ruled out of this week's Sheffield Shield final due to a fractured shoulder.

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THE TONK

Piers Morgan blasted by Matt Prior as Kevin Pietersen fallout continues

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Matt Prior has launched a savage attack on Piers Morgan after the talk show host accused the England wicketkeeper of undermining former coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

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Cricket

Australian selectors still testing line-up options for South Africa

 Alex Doolan.

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner locked in three-way battle for Test berth.

Cricket

Shaun Marsh recalled, George Bailey dropped for Australian cricket tour of South Africa

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Andrew Wu Australia have recalled Shaun Marsh for the three-Test tour of South Africa with George Bailey losing his place in the squad after a modest debut series in the Ashes.

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Cricket

Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner in battle for George Bailey's South Africa tour spot

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner are locked in a three-way battle for the Test berth vacated by George Bailey as selectors contemplate a reshuffle of the batting line-up for the series...

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Alex Doolan ready to face might of the Proteas

Alex Doolan

Andrew Wu GOOD judges in Tasmania knew Alex Doolan had the talent, but it was not until he moved to Hobart to become a groundsman that the career of the man set to be Australia's 437th Test cricketer kicked on.

Cricket

Sydney Sixers gear up for finals by beating Sydney Thunder

Mark Cosgrove

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers remain in contention for a home semi-final after defeating cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder but their victory came at a heavy cost with Stephen O'Keefe in doubt for the finals.

Cricket

Cricket Carnival provides glimpse into future

David Warner

Andrew Wu The tournament started with a whimper against the climax of the nation's main football codes but finished on a high, due in no small part to a local boy, David Warner, shooting the lights out, the...

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Cricket

Schoolboy Jake Doran has been named by Cricket Australia to play England

Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu Sixteen-year-old schoolboy Jake Doran will get a shot at England later this month, after being picked in a Chairman's XI side to face the tourists in a two-day match in Alice Springs.

THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he needs runs on the board to keep Ashes spot

Chris Rogers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs but knows he is only one form slump away from having the door closed for good on his unusual...

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Cricket

Ed Cowan backs George Bailey as Ashes debut looms

George Bailey of the Tigers bats during day one of the Sheffield Shield match.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett There's one innings lingering in Ed Cowan's mind that tells him his Tasmanian teammate is Test material.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he has to keep making runs to retain Test berth

Chris Rogers of the Bushrangers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs.