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...

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...

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Michael Clarke plays a straight bat to questions on eve of first cricket Test

Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.

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Ashes First Test report card

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.

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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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Australia turns to veterans to plug the experience gap for Ashes

Chris Rogers

Phil Lutton Australian selectors have turned to veterans to lead the charge for the Ashes, putting their faith in batsman Chris Rogers and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin as they revealed the 16-man squad to tour...

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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...

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Haddin not losing any sleep over regaining his Test spot

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Brad Haddin of New South Wales in action during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmanian Tigers at Bankstown Oval on September 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Adrian Warren, Phil Lutton WICKETKEEPER Brad Haddin says gaining Test selection is the easy part - all it takes is for him to perform.

Mystery tweaker puts Heat in a spin

Brisbane Heat opener Luke Pomersbach reverse sweeps against the Sixers at the Gabba.

Phil Lutton From the moment the Sydney Sixers tossed the ball to mystery spinner Sachitra Senanayake at the Gabba last night, the Brisbane Heat found themselves guessing.

Live BBL: Heat v Sixers

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Phil Lutton Live BBL: Heat v Sixers

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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...

Live cricket commentary - Australia v West Indies, only T20, The Gabba

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Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the only Twenty20 international between Australia and the West Indies from the Gabba.

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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.

Second Ashes Test: Player ratings

Kevin Pietersen

Phil Lutton Anyone up for shuffling some deck chairs on the Titanic? Phil Lutton wonders where to next as he gives out his player ratings for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

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Hartley shines as Bulls win the Shield

Chris Hartley

Phil Lutton Chris Hartley is a man who has spent his cricketing career in the grey areas of national selection, which is why few players in the country deserve a slice of the spotlight as much as the Bulls...

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