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Sheffield Shield: Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus rattles Queensland Bulls with hat-trick

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A Ben Hilfenhaus hat-trick ensured a Queensland collapse before lunch on day three of the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive.

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Hat-trick for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

Ben Hilfenhaus.

Hat-trick hero reminds selectors he remains ready for Australian duty if a vacancy arises.

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Pink ball fails to swing for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

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Chloe Saltau Ben Hilfenhaus struggled to swing the pink ball as Victoria hunted its first win since November.

Test debut looms for Mitch Marsh after Shane Watson injury

The Marsh brothers: Mitch (left) and sibling Shaun.

Jesse Hogan The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.

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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile injured in IPL

Australian quick Nathan Coulter-Nile could be out for an extended period after injuring a hamstring playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Peter Siddle sick of Ashes defeats to England cricket team

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Australia's pace iron man has felt the sting of three consecutive Ashes defeats more heavily than nearly all of his teammates.

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Quicks rebuild Test confidence but memory of South Africa looms large

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ryan Harris of the Bulls looks on during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the South Australia Redbacks and the Queensland Bulls at Glenelg Oval on November 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau The fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its gruelling second phase, but the selectors still face a dilemma as they seek to avoid a...

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Selectors stick solid with no changes for Adelaide Test

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Chloe Saltau Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide, and the fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its...

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Shane Watson ruled out of Sheffield Shield games

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson won't play in the Sheffield Shield between Tests, despite looking like a man in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

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Mitchell Johnson's mojo risin'

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan THREE years before Mitch Johnson dragged Australia back into Ashes contention at the Gabba he was at the same venue at one of his lowest career ebbs.

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Ashes 2013: Doug Bollinger set to provide cover for Australian pace attack

Doug Bollinger.

Daniel Lane Doug Bollinger could be poised to gain his long-desired shot at Ashes redemption with the big-hearted NSW bowler set to be placed on standby for the Perth Test to cover any possible injuries in the...

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Hughes boosts South Australia in clash with Victoria

On the attack: Rob Quiney on his way to an unbeaten 31 in Victoria's second innings.

Sam Lienert Centuries to Callum Ferguson and Phillip Hughes put South Australia in control.

One-day format gets shot in the arm

David Sygall The crowds for most matches will be sparse, but Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland is confident the substantial revamp of the domestic one-day series into a month-long carnival-style...

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Australian quicks to step on the gas to reclaim Ashes in Perth

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Heading to his home ground, Mitchell Johnson's best could still be to come.

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The stars come out to play for a festive bash

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas assesses the chances of the eight teams in this year’s Big Bash.

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Let the willow wielding commence

Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars

Jesse Hogan Here is your comprehensive analysis of each Big Bash League team along with individual strengths, weaknesses and season predictions.

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Hilfenhaus the hero in Hobart's record BBL chase

Ben Hilfenhaus of the Hobart Hurricanes is embraced by his teammates after taking his team to victory over the Brisbane Heat.

Brisbane Former Test seamer silences the Brisbane crowd to seal a record win for the Hurricanes.

Heat lose James Hopes to injury

James Hopes.

Adding injury to insult, Brisbane Heat will need to bounce back from Saturday night's three-wicket loss to Hobart Hurricanes without their skipper James Hopes.

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Queensland paceman Ben Cutting hopes to overcome bowling woes

Ben Cutting's start to the Big Bash League has been poor.

Jesse Hogan Ben Cutting vows to spend his new year punishing himself in the nets.