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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

Cricket

Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

Mark Taylor.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

Cricket

Mark Taylor to help train cricket's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket's next generation of leaders.

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The Tonk

The Ashes: SCG set to undergo $100m upgrade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu The fifth Test heralds the opening of the brand-spanking new Noble and Bradman stands but The Tonk can reveal the next stage of the SCG redevelopment is already well and truly in the works.

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Cricket

New stands are grand but there's another $100m upgrade in pipeline for SCG

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Planning is under way for a $100-million upgrade to the facilities at the SCG.

Fairfax Radio calls on skippers to try to bowl listeners over

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's commentary team as international cricket makes a return to the commercial airwaves this summer after a long hiatus.

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Cricket

Fairfax Radio to field ex-Australian skippers

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's cricket commentary team.

Cricket

Confusion surrounds Watson over selection

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett FORMER Test captain Mark Taylor believes Shane Watson remains one of Australia's top six batsmen but argues it is a risk to the team if he is picked anywhere short of full fitness.

Watson a 'top six' bat but fitness a concern

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Mark Taylor believes Shane Watson remains one of Australia's top six batsmen.

'Visionary' Greig remembered

Tony Greig.

Chris Barrett BILL LAWRY recalls his first meeting with Tony Greig – the man who would become his commentary box offsider for more than three decades – like it was yesterday.

Intelligent Inverarity needs smarter approach to win over public

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett THERE was a mind-boggling exchange at a news conference this week when John Inverarity sat down to announce Australia's one-day team for games three and four against Sri Lanka.

Cricket

Is cricket's 'nutty professor' becoming too smart for his own good?

John Inverarity

Chris Barrett Australia's selectors are on the nose with fans but not players.

Tell us what you are taking, tour cricketers told

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett, Mohali Australia's Test cricketers have been warned in India about their intake of supplements.

Cowan keeps his eye on the clock, not the scoreboard

Chris Barrett MOHALI: In his submission to Mickey Arthur last week Ed Cowan told the head coach that his focus was on the minutes column of the score-sheet, not the runs.

Cricket

Australia survives no-Clarke test

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Where would Australia be without Michael Clarke? It is a question, generally of the rhetorical variety, that has been posed often lately.

Cricket

Marred Ashes Tests leave India feeling vindicated on Decision Review System

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Chris Barrett Derided for its stubborn opposition to cricket's Decision Review System, the game's superpower now feels vindicated over its stance after watching a series of controversies mar the first two Tests of...

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