Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper joined The Age in 2011 after a decade with AAP, the country's news service. Email or tweet Adam with your news tips.

Cameron White urged to bowl himself more

Adam Cooper & Adrian Warren Victorian captain Cameron White has been urged to bowl himself more if he wants to secure a place in the Australian Test side as a leg spinning allrounder.

Holland going well, but short on sleep

Adam Cooper Young Victorian spinner Jon Holland is a man short on sleep as his nerves get the better of him before his state-level cricket debut.

Warne spin camp has Clarke ready to bowl

Adam Cooper A spin camp with Shane Warne has Michael Clarke ready to become more than just an occasional bowler in next month's Test cricket series in India.

Lee back, spinners a worry for Australia

Adam Cooper Brett Lee's looming return to bowl for Australia in India has been tarnished by injuries to the cricket side's two main spinning options.

McGain takes early lead in spin-off

Adam Cooper Bryce McGain took the early lead in the battle to earn selection as Australia's specialist spinner on the tour of India with three wickets in a warm-up game.

Coach not banking on Symonds in India

Adam Cooper Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen admits he's not banking on having Andrew Symonds in India.

Tait ready to step back onto world stage

Adam Cooper Speedster Shaun Tait says his time away from cricket was invaluable, but he is ready to rekindle his international career.

Fast bowling worries for Vics, NSW

By Adam Cooper and Greg Buckle Victoria are in dress rehearsal mode for Saturday's one-day cricket final, but will use Wednesday's clash against NSW to determine if parts are up for grabs.

Hodge ton puts Vics close to final

By Adam Cooper A Brad Hodge hundred has almost assured Victoria a place in the limited-overs cricket final after beating Queensland by seven wickets at the MCG.

Vics 'must bat better come crunch time'

By Adam Cooper Victorian captain Cameron White says he and his fellow batsmen can't let their bowlers shoulder all the workload in Wednesday's one-day game against Queensland.

Headaches for India against Victoria

By Adam Cooper A second-string Victorian attack and rain provided India with their share of headaches on the opening day of the first match of their Australian tour.

India to do their own thing: Shipperd

By Adam Cooper Victorian cricket coach Greg Shipperd has resisted the temptation to urge India to make a game of their three-day tour match.

Hodge out of Vic side with back injury

By Adam Cooper Brad Hodge has been ruled out of Victoria's one-day cricket match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval because of a back injury.

NSW slight edge against Victoria

By Adam Cooper Veteran NSW opener Greg Mail celebrated his state recall with a century as the Blues eye an early declaration and a tilt at outright victory against Victoria.

Hodge calls for team to lift against NSW

By Adam Cooper Victorian star Brad Hodge has urged the Bushrangers to lift their one-day game against NSW on Wednesday at the MCG.

Vics might revamp attack for Bulls game

By Adam Cooper Victoria could take a revamped bowling attack into the Pura Cup cricket match against Qld starting Sunday after including paceman Clint McKay in their squad.

Vics lead in arm wrestle with Tigers

By Adam Cooper Victoria are in front at the halfway point, but Tasmania's removal of the Bushrangers' big three turned the Pura Cup match into an arm wrestle at the MCG.