Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

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.

After 49 years, what to expect from the Proteas Test

Peter Siddle and James Pattinson will need to match the South African quicks this summer.

Phil Lutton With just two weeks until the First Test against South Africa, here's what we need to be talking about as we count down to the start of the international summer...

Cricket

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...

Cricket

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.

Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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McDermott a wild card for Bulls

Queensland Bulls quick Alister McDermott.

Phil Lutton Tasmania head into the Sheffield Shield final with the find of the season in Jackson Bird, but Bulls captain James Hopes believes he has a wild card of his own in young quick Alister McDermott.