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Chris Barrett

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

They should all go: Ian Healy calls for clean-out of Australian coaching ranks

Chris Barrett Former Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy has called for a clean-out of the Australian team coaching ranks, arguing that the dumped Mickey Arthur should not be the only staffer to be cut.

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Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

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Michael Clarke set to mark 100th Test in Perth

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat and time difference.

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Bill Lawry's call: MCG Test to be one fans will treasure

Bill Lawry

Chris Barrett As Mitchell Johnson ripped through England in Brisbane and Adelaide, and then finished off Alastair Cook’s team in Perth, about the only thing missing was the famous call of Bill Lawry.

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Rumours of Brad Haddin retirement hosed down

Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett As rumours tend to, it started as a whisper and before long became the talk of the town.

An act of God and officials were ready

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett Queensland Cricket officials happy they bought ground insurance for first three days of Test.

Weather insurance pays off as Gabba loses first day since '83

The Tonk

Chris Barrett The Tonk Queensland Cricket are thanking their lucky stars they made the prescient decision to buy ground insurance for the first three days of the first Test.

Starc raving mad: rotation causing plenty of angst

Stark reality: No Boxing Day Test for Mitchell Starc.

Chris Barrett What has gone wrong is not the rotation of Starc - it is the poor communication.

He's here for keeps: Healy

Matthew Wade

Chris Barrett Ian Healy believes Matthew Wade can become one of Australia's great wicketkeeper-batsmen.

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Two decades on, Warne's delivery is still the Ball of the Century

mike gatting ian healy shane warne

Chris Barrett Gatting has absolutely no idea what has happened to it.

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Skipper's away, boys will play

David Warner.

Chris Barrett Australia's problems in the lead-up to the Ashes stretch deeper than a drunken punch in a nightclub.

Rot starts at the top when the skipper goes walkabout

Australian cricketer David Warner

Chris Barrett DAVID Warner's early morning swing at Joe Root was not the first punch thrown in a Walkabout pub, nor will it be the last.

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