Andrew Mcdonald

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The trouble with Victorian cricket

Dean Jones dinkus

Dean Jones Why Victoria is at the foot of the Shield table.

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Brad Hodge leaves Stars for Strikers

Brad Hodge.

Chloe Saltau Turmoil in Victorian cricket deepens with one of the state's favourite sons joining Adelaide Strikers.

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Victorian legacy

Well played: David Hookes in 1983.

Jesse Hogan It's 10 years since David Hookes' death, but in the dressing room a fire still burns.

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Dan Christian is relishing one-day resurrection

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Alex Nicholson All-rounder Dan Christian believes he has put the turmoil of last season behind him after being recalled to the Australian one-day team.

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David Hookes restored Victorian cricket

David Hookes

Jesse Hogan 'I t won't last,'' the influential Cricket Australia administrator scoffed when long-term underachievers Victoria appointed cricketing dissident David Hookes as their coach.

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SA turns to newly lean Lawford

Jesse Hogan A hefty all-rounder plucked from Melbourne club cricket to be a Twenty20 specialist, Trent Lawford, is set to make a shock first-class debut this week.

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Let the willow wielding commence

Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars

Jesse Hogan Here is your comprehensive analysis of each Big Bash League team along with individual strengths, weaknesses and season predictions.

Live: Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers

Dirk Nannes

Tom Decent Follow all the action live as the Thunder host the Strikers.

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Frequent flyers

Victorian players like Aaron Finch must be prepared to travel the world.

Jesse Hogan Keeping track of what Victoria's cricketers are up to is becoming a task of global proportions

Live Ashes

Live: Day one, third Ashes Test

The Ashes 2013

Jesse Hogan Ball-by-ball scores and commentary on the opening day's play from Old Trafford.

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Nathan Lyon, Dan Christian quit SA cricket

Adelaide Test spinner Nathan Lyon and allrounder Dan Christian have quit South Australian cricket in defections which disappointed Redbacks coach Darren Berry.

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Keeper conundrum for Vics

Peter Handscomb.

Jesse Hogan Victoria will start its cricket season in Western Australia this week. Who will be behind the stumps for the Bushrangers, however, remains unclear.

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Pattinson skittles WA

James Pattinson.

Young Test paceman James Pattinson makes an impressive start to the new season.

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McDonald century boosts Victoria

Andrew McDonald.

Andrew McDonald helps Victoria claim commanding first-innings lead in Sheffield Shield clash with WA.

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Hastings lifts Vics to big win over WA

John Hastings.

Jesse Hogan John Hastings' storming return to Sheffield Shield inspires Victoria to a 10-wicket thrashing of Western Australia.

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Batter up

Andrew McDonald.

Jesse Hogan Victoria kicks off its Sheffield Shield campaign against Western Australia in Perth today. Jesse Hogan looks at how the teams are shaping up. Here's his preview of the season ahead.

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Watson preferred, but all-rounders are all around

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan AUSTRALIA will draw confidence for their looming Tests against South Africa from their ability to crush India last summer without an all-rounder, captain Michael Clarke says.

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Tasmania chases an outright win

Ed Cowan and Tim Paine of the Tigers appeal for a wicket.

Jesse Hogan George Bailey's captaincy will be tested when Sheffield Shield match against Victoria concludes.

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Australia A selectors favour all-rounders

Andrew McDonald

Jesse Hogan Australian selectors have pointedly shunned the most highly rated young player in that category, Mitch Marsh, for next week's Australia A match against South Africa.

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Henriques hungry to feast on big break

Moises Henriques

Andrew Wu It's a case of feast after famine for Moises Henriques as the all-rounder continued his rise through the ranks of Australian cricket yesterday.