Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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

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.

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...

Fairfax secures cricket broadcast rights

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

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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.

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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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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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...

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Lyon looks likely option for spin-friendly Gabba

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton AN EARLY meeting between the Australians and the Gabba groundsman has given Nathan Lyon the inside alley for the first Test, but coach Mickey Arthur will reserve the right to brandish four quicks...

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All-rounder's injury puts Australia in a spin

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Shane Watson's injury will tempt Australia to roll into Brisbane with four fast bowlers.

Live cricket commentary: Australia v Sri Lanka - 3rd ODI, Gabba

George Bailey and Phillip Hughes

Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the one-day international at the Gabba.

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Burns itching to pick up the bat at the Gabba

Phil Lutton Australia's T20 against the West Indies in Brisbane has been decried as a fizzer, although nobody has told Joe Burns, the Queensland batsman who hopes to make every every post count in the twilight...

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Redemption as West Indies salvage pride

Kieron Pollard

Phil Lutton The end of the Australian summer arrived at 10.03pm (11.03pm in the southern states) on a Wednesday night in Brisbane.

Khawaja out but not down: Lehmann

Usman Khawaja, Prime Minister's XI 2013

Phil Lutton Queensland Bulls coach Darren Lehmann says Usman Khawaja is disappointed with his axing from the Test squad but remains determined to work his way back to the national side.

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Howard admits to Watson/Clarke rift

Stand in Australian Captain Shane Watson in Melbourne.9th February 2013, THE SUNDAY AGE, Picture by Mal Fairclough

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia’s general manager of team performance, Pat Howard, has questioned Shane Watson’s commitment to the national side, describing the vice captain as only ‘sometimes’ a team player.

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Bulls say Khawaja wouldn't have sacrificed Test on purpose

Usman Khawaja, Prime Minister's XI 2013

Phil Lutton Usman Khawaja can't get a bat so Queensland's chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has gone in for him, saying he fails to believe the 26-year-old would have knowingly put his Test comeback in jeopardy.

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Livid CA chief puts team on notice after latest lapse

James Sutherland

Phil Lutton The gravity of the word - ''despicable'' - said it all. Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham...

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'Despicable', says cricket chief as he puts Warner and team on notice

Australian cricketer David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and a defective team environment.

'Despicable' act: Warner lucky to dodge Ashes ban

David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says David Warner should count himself lucky to be available for the first Ashes Test after what he described as a “despicable” incident in a...

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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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