Warne offers to mentor England's Rashid

Nick Hoult 10:18 AM   Shane Warne has offered to work with England and help leg-spinner Adil Rashid build an international career.

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Australia avoided red faces

Dean Jones

Dean Jones 2:00 PM   The Australian cricket team avoided embarrassment when their tour to Bangladesh was postponed due to terrorist threats. The Bangladeshis are in rich form of late and I believe would have beaten them.

Sandhu ready to do Blacktown proud

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Gurinder Sandhu of NSW bowls during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between New South Wales and South Australia at North Sydney Oval on October 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane 4:05 PM   NSW fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu said he'll be charged by locals' pride when he takes the new ball against defending Matador Cup champions Western Australia.

Ponting to testify in Cairns perjury case

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court .

Jon Pierik   Former captain Ricky Ponting and umpire Steve Davis are among those called to give evidence at the trial of Chris Cairns, who is facing charges of lying in court about his involvement in match-fixing.

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Warne offers to mentor England's Rashid

Former cricketer Shane Warne has been asked by England to work with their leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Nick Hoult 10:18 AM   Shane Warne has offered to work with England and help leg-spinner Adil Rashid build an international career.

VicSpirit women perform in men's premiership cricket

The weekend was the first time women had played in the men's premier competition since Cathryn Fitzpatrick in 2006.

Larissa Nicholson 12:23 AM   With three stumpings and a catch in her first match, Emma Inglis showed her prowess as wicketkeeper for the Prahran fourths.

'We've lost a real advantage': ACT Meteors rue missed opportunity

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt.

Lee Gaskin 12:03 AM   ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says Cricket Australia "made a genuine mistake" leaving Canberra out of the inaugural women's Big Bash League

'Barrel' Boland picks up plaudits after dropping weight

Back in shape: Scott Boland of the Bushrangers has become a key player for Victoria.

Jesse Hogan 10:51 PM   The only member of Victoria's Matador Cup squad yet to have represented or at least toured with Australia, Scott Boland, is nevertheless transforming himself into an integral part of the team.

Starc's four wickets flatten Redbacks

Express delivery: Mitchell Starc bowls during the Matador Cup match between NSW and South Australia at North Sydney Oval.

Daniel Lane   Mitchell Starc's four-wicket haul not only spearheaded an incredible fightback for NSW to win their Matador Cup match against South Australia by 110 runs, but it proved – yet again – why he is considered the world's best white-ball bowler.

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Re-modelled Holland targets international spot

High hopes: Jon Holland is aiming for a spot at the 2019 World Cup.

Daniel Cherny   Jon Holland is intent on making sure he doesn't fall away, both with respect to his bowling action and his place in the pecking order of Australian spinners.

Shane Watson's bizarre dismissal

Shane Watson heads back to the pavilion.

Claire Siracusa   Shane Watson has kicked off his summer of cricket for the NSW Blues in less than fine form, bowled by a full toss from Adam Zampa.

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Cairns 'repeatedly involved in match-fixing', court told

Chris Cairns leaves Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday.

Nick Miller   New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns lied on oath about his involvement in the corrupt world of gambling, prostitutes and match fixing in India's private Twenty 20 league, a London court has been told.

Clarke thinks Marsh should open batting for Australia

Inspiration: Michael Clarke poses with Rowan after he announced his plan to join the Perpetual Loyal yacht racing team for the 2015 Sydney Hobart yacht race at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Tom Decent   Michael Clarke believes Shaun Marsh should be given the vacant openers spot vacated by Chris Rogers.

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Starc to power through the pain

Soldiering on: Mitchell Starc will keep bowling, despite the pain.

Daniel Lane   NSW fast bowler Mitchell Starc said he'll defy the pain of a broken spur in his ankle for as long as he possibly can before having surgery.

Australian cricketers report suspicious approaches

Former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt (centre), Mohammad Asif (right) and Mohammad Amir (left) were jailed for spot-fixing

Jon Pierik   Australia's cricketers took advantage of an opportunity to provide information on suspicious approaches in a bid to help the sport rid itself of a potentially sinister underbelly.

Victoria crush CA XI in Matador Cup

Aaron Finch of Victoria

The Cricket Australia XI have been on the end of another massive domestic one-day cap defeat, going down by nine wickets to Victoria at Hurstville Oval in Sydney on Wednesday.

Forget Steve and Mark, Austin Waugh is now the one to watch

Austin Waugh plays square in the family way.

Jamie Marcuson   What do you do when your father is a former Australian cricket captain, widely regarded as one of the greats of the game, and your uncle is considered one of the most elegant and gifted strokemakers ever? In the case of Austin Waugh, it's simple.

Maddinson's ton was fun but selectors want more

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05:  Nic Maddinson of the Blues celebrates his century during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between New South Wales and the Cricket Australia XI at Bankstown Oval on October 5, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane   NSW opening batsman Nic Maddinson was given plenty of incentive to build on the 108 he scored against the Cricket Australia XI in Wednesday's Matador Cup match by national selector Mark Waugh who said he needed to score even more runs.

Siddle may be squeezed out of Vics opener

Uncertain: Peter Siddle may miss out on Victoria's opener against the Cricket Australia XI.

Daniel Cherny   Peter Siddle was supposed to be preparing for a Test match scheduled to begin on Friday. Now he might be squeezed from Victoria's side for the Bushrangers' season-opening Matador BBQs One-day Cup clash on Wednesday.

Uncontracted Australian players set to be compensated for Bangladesh tour

Stephen O'Keefe was originally selected to tour Bangladesh before the series was postponed by Cricket Australia for safety reasons.

Tom Decent   Uncontracted Australian cricketers picked to tour Bangladesh, who could have earned $68,223 had Australia won both Tests, are set to receive a $5000 tour sign-on fee from Cricket Australia as well as match and series bonuses partly because the issue of player payment for postponed tours is not specifically covered in their enterprise agreement.

Nothing pretty in pink about latest West Indies' woes

The West Indies in action during a World Series Cricket Supertest against Australia in 1979.

Jon Pierik   While Cricket Australia's immediate focus is on next month's home Test series against New Zealand, and the historic introduction of the pink ball, it's a team that was once clad in pink that has local officials nervous.

India fans hurl bottles in dismal loss to South Africa

Late to the party: Sunil Gavaskar claims Cricket Australia were tardy in extending an invitation to him

David Sygall   Reaction has been damning after an Indian crowd turned on their poorly performing team in a match against South Africa.

Mark Waugh says there'll be more heartache for Bangladesh squad

David Warner is one of several rested players certain to return against New Zealand, which will rule out some of those selected for Bangladesh.

Daniel Lane   National selector Mark Waugh said some players who were named for the postponed tour of Bangladesh will be disappointed when the team for next month's opening Test against New Zealand is named.

Smith starts Matador Cup with rapid-fire century

Disappointed: New South Wales and Australia captain Steve Smith arrives for a press conference at Moore Park.

Daniel Lane   Australia's national cricket skipper Steve Smith and NSW opener Nic Maddinson provided the Cricket Australia XI's bowling attack with some brutal lessons in Monday's Matador Cup match at Bankstown Oval.

Dean brothers run riot as Weston Creek, Queanbeyan make final

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean wants to end a mixed year on a high.

Jon Tuxworth   Queanbeyan and Weston Creek will square off in the Konica Minolta Cup final after they won their respective pools by going through the preliminary games unbeaten on the weekend. 

NSW on high alert against unknown team, says Peter Nevill

Wary: Peter Nevill says the Blues would take the Cricket Australia XI lightly at their peril.

Daniel Lane   Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill described the Cricket Australia [CA] XI that NSW will face in their opening Matador Cup match at Bankstown Oval on Monday as an "unknown quantity" but added the star-stacked Blues were aware complacency could come at an embarrassing cost.

Ex-NZ cricketer Cairns goes on trial in London

In the spotlight: Former cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at court during a previous hearing in London.

Kevin Norquay   It is alleged the man who was once the world's best all-rounder misled a court in 2012 British libel proceedings against Indian businessman Lalit Modi.

Lyon ready to roar for greater one-day honours

"I definitely haven't given up and I haven't retired from one-day cricket, that's for sure": Lyon.

Daniel Lane   Nathan Lyon, considered Australia's greatest finger spinner, will use his Matador Cup campaign to try to convince the national selectors that he should to be playing one-day and Twenty20 internationals.

'Open season' for selection in Tests with Kiwis: Marsh

Retiring Australian captain Michael Clarke of Australia is given a guard of honour as he leaves the ground.

Daniel Lane   Cricket Australia's chairman of selectors, Rod Marsh, made it clear none of the players picked for the postponed tour of Bangladesh should expect a start when New Zealand toured Australia this summer after he declared "open season" on selection.

Young guns ready to fire for Cricket Australia XI

Up for the challenge: CA XI member Liam Hatcher turns out for Fairfield-Liverpool.

Daniel Lane   Nineteen-year-old fast bowler Liam Hatcher is a university student expecting a lesson and a half on Monday when his Cricket Australia XI plays a star-stacked NSW team.

Bowlers pilot Weston Creek Molonglo to Twenty20 win over Wests-UC

Wests-UC batsman Sam Carters plays forcefully down the ground.

Jon Tuxworth   A superb batting and bowling performance has put Weston Creek Molonglo in poll position to make the Konica Minolta Twenty20 Cup semi finals in a low-scoring win over Wests-UC on Saturday. 


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