Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

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South African cricket has that empty feeling

Greg Baum There is no Test cricket sound at once so rousing and so depressing as the echo of bat on ball.

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Haunting future just not cricket

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Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.

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A build-up reduced to ashes

Greg Baum The trouble for Australia is that any minute now, it must play England again for the Ashes.

Cricket

First Ashes Test will define a series, a nation

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Greg Baum It is hard to think of a recent Test match with more riding on it for Australia than this one, resuming the Ashes contest. Defeat, frankly, would be calamitous for the sport here.

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Record broken and day's play like a broken record

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Greg Baum There was one much anticipated feat of record-breaking at the MCG on Boxing Day. The crowd of 91,092 was the biggest recorded in cricket history, surpassing the 90,800 at the same venue for a West...

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Australia its own worst enemy in run-up to Ashes

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Greg Baum The end of the last Ashes series felt like the end of the world for Australian cricket.

Former coach 'apologised over homework affair'

Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann inspect the pitch at Lord's along with selector Rodney Marsh on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau and Greg Baum, London Mickey Arthur apologised to Shane Watson for his part in the suspension of four players.

Cricket

Common sense the loser in this tirade

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Greg Baum Social media, unfortunately, seems to be the province of orphans.

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Clubs trump nations in new world of T20

Greg Baum Here, paraphrased, is how cricket authorities saw the just-concluded World Twenty20.

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India tour a shambles of highest order

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Greg Baum Abysmal result demonstrates that Australia has lost control of its own cricket destiny.

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Crusade to restore holy Test

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Greg Baum The Outright Foundation is trying to promote Test cricket, the form of the game without short cuts.

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If you've missed the cricket, you must give it a tri

Australian batsman David Warner

Greg Baum Resurgent interest in 50-over cricket this summer has both delighted and confounded authorities.

Laws relax, and T20 knows its limitations

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  David Warner of Australia switch hits for six during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at ANZ Stadium on February 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Baum The ICC is about to relax the restriction on the number of Twenty20 internationals.