Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Indian Test to highlight Brisbane's cricketing summer

Phil Lutton India will play a Test match in Brisbane for the first time in 11 years and Queensland will be a joint-host of the Matador BBQs One Day Cup tournament as Cricket Australia releases its schedule for...

Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

Besart Berisha rolls out greatest hits in Roar swansong

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Besart Berisha of the Roar thanks fans as he goes up to receive his Grand Final winners medal the 2014 A-League Grand Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on May 4, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Besart Berisha's final game for the Roar was a neat little polaroid of his three-year, 75-game career in the orange shirt.

Luke Pomersbach leaves cricket to fight depression

Big-hitting wicket keeper-batsman Luke Pomersbach.

Phil Lutton Bulls and Heat batsman leaves game as part of ongoing battle with mental illness.

Cricket rallies around Pomersbach as he walks from game

Depression has forced Luke Pomersbach to retire from cricket at just 29.

Phil Lutton In January of 2013, Luke Pomersbach finally looked like he'd put it all together. His cricketing El Dorado turned out to be in Darren Lehmann's Queensland and he was duly whirring his bat like a...

Football

'I take full responsibility': Roar coach Mike Mulvey laments loss to Jets

Mike Mulvey

Phil Lutton In a move straight out of the Wayne Bennett Media 101 playbook, Roar coach Mike Mulvey has thrown himself under the metaphorical bus in the wake of his side’s lacklustre 1-0 defeat at the hands of...

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Superstar Fiorente could target Doomben Cup

Phil Lutton Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup winner, superstar galloper Fiorente, remains in Doomben Cup calculations as connections plan their path to an assault on Royal Ascot in England.

Football

Mulvey fires up after Berisha marched again

Berisha

Phil Lutton Berisha Besart left Suncorp Stadium in tears after yet another red card but coach Mike Mulvey says the referee bungled the decision that sparked his side's dramatic 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.

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Football

Roar calls for goal-line technology after ref's blunder

Besart

Phil Lutton Roar coach Mike Mulvey has urged FFA boss David Gallop to investigate the use of goal-line technology

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Adelaide United's Jordan Elsey stuns Brisbane Roar with late winner

Adelaide Coach Josep Gombau

Phil Lutton Teenager Jordan Elsey upstaged Brisbane's star striker Besart Berisha to snatch a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for Adelaide over the Roar on Saturday.

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Brisbane's summer of cricket or discontent

Brisbane's Gabba could remain empty next summer, with a possible absense of international cricket at the venue.

Phil Lutton The Gabba may have missed a World Cup final in 2015 but Queensland Cricket has vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure the venue isn't deprived of a Test match in 2014.

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Cricket

Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Fairfax secures cricket broadcast rights

cricket wicket

Phil Lutton Fairfax Radio will be broadcasting cricket over the coming summer with the announcement of a new five-year deal by Cricket Australia.

Cricket

Aussie batsman David Warner masters cricket's mind games

David Warner.

Phil Lutton David Warner believes series of sessions with sports psychologist has him primed to fire in Ashes opener.

Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.

David Warner in right state of mind for Australia as psychology sessions pay off

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  David Warner speaks to media during the Australia Test Squad Announcement at the National Cricket Centre on November 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Analyse This: Warner credits psychologist with batting turnaround

David Warner

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

Michael Clarke gives little away on Ashes eve

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...