Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Cricket

It doesn't take much to go over the top

Greg Baum Sixes have become so commonplace that the hoisting of one no longer is a self-contained event in any cricket match.

Cricket

South African cricket has that empty feeling

Crowds flock to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, but it's a different story for Test cricket in South Africa.

Greg Baum There is no Test cricket sound at once so rousing and so depressing as the echo of bat on ball.

Cricket

Immovable Graeme Smith finally blocked out

Greg Baum Of Graeme Smith, this can be said more accurately than of any other contemporary cricketer: he took block.

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Cricket

Old solution brings a new-found strength

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Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

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Past an inspiration for MacGill

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Greg Baum Stuart MacGill is a history buff: he can easily identify cricketers from previous generations.

Cricket

What a difference a day can make in this wonderful theatre of Test cricket

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Greg Baum One of the mystical peculiarities of Test cricket is each day is played on new terms, discrete in themselves and often vitally different from the preceding day and the days to come.

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South Africa scores triumph of temperament

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Greg Baum Adelaide Oval on Monday was like a Murray River camping ground in mid-summer.

Cricket

He’s no Warne but Lyon does a passable impression

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Greg Baum "It’s easy," Mark Taylor said in the euphoric afterglow of another win over England in Australia’s halcyon days.

Cricket

Ponting's last goodbye

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.