Jesse Hogan Greg Shipperd is in his 36th year as a player and coach and he's still going strong.
Daniel Lane Had the strip of worn grass the Lyon brothers used as their backyard pitch been pancake-flat rather than sloping, the chances are the man proclaimed Australia's new king of spin would be a tradesman...
Jesse Hogan Ball-by-ball scores and commentary on the opening day's play from Old Trafford.
Chris Barrett The long pause and grin were the giveaways. Asked whether his eyes had lit up when he heard that left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan had been picked to make his England debut at the Oval, Shane Watson...
Chloe Saltau One-time Test leg-spinner Bryce McGain believes the Australian selectors might have missed a trick by giving England an early look at a potential Ashes trump card, Fawad Ahmed, in the one-day series.
Chloe Saltau We visit rising star Ashton Agar at home in Bentleigh.
Daniel Lane NATHAN LYON says he won't be intimidated by South Africa's formidable batsmen when bowling to them on the pace-friendly Gabba for the first Test next month.
Daniel Lane NATHAN LYON insists he won't be intimidated by South Africa's world-class batting line-up or bowling to them on the pace-friendly Gabba for the first Test next month.
Chloe Saltau Shane Watson's unreliable body means Australia has faced this state of emergency before.
Chloe Saltau The only good thing about Shane Watson's unreliable body is that Australia has faced this particular state of emergency before.
Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon fully expects South Africa's cavalcade of top batsmen to attack him.
South African bowler Imran Tahir finished Australia's first innings at Adelaide Oval with 0-180 from 23 overs - the ninth worst figures in Test history.
Jeff's what the doctor ordered on a docile pitch, but name behind Lyon's new doosra remains an enigma
Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu MYSTERY surrounds the origins of the name behind Nathan Lyon's new alternative, back-spinning delivery.
Andrew Wu JACKSON BIRD'S shock Test debut forced his father Ian to change his Christmas and New Year plans. Ian had been planning to fly from Romania to watch Bird wear the green of the Melbourne Stars in...
Chloe Saltau Paceman prohibited from playing competitive cricket before Test squad leaves for India.
Jesse Hogan The story earlier this month of Brett Goodes stepping out of elder brother Adam's long shadow to excel on his AFL debut for the Western Bulldogs resonated with Brenton McDonald, for obvious reasons.
Jesse Hogan Australian Test bowlers Peter Siddle and Bryce McGain have been rushed back into the Victorian squad for the team's pivotal clash with NZ's Central Stags tonight.
Greg Baum The Outright Foundation is trying to promote Test cricket, the form of the game without short cuts.
Daniel Brettig Beau Casson is a victim of the desperate spin cycle that has wrong-footed national selectors as much as the players themselves, chairman Andrew Hilditch says.
Daniel Brettig Australian captain Ricky Ponting says it's likely that Nathan Hauritz will play in Friday's second cricket Test against New Zealand at Adelaide Oval.